Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thanksgiving Day 2008
Thanksgiving in America is a time to be thankful for so many things, but for each of us it may mean a slightly different thing. The pilgrims that came those many years ago, came to this new land in pursuit of religious freedom. I certainly can understand that. I come from a tribe that has been kicked out, beat up, driven out and murdered from several countries over the last two thousand years. It goes back further than that, but after a few centuries who counts. The United States of America is not perfect, but for me, it is about as perfect as perfect gets for a country. Yes, we have a lot of problems right now, but we will solve our problems. For over 200 years we have had an orderly change of government and in just a few weeks, we will have our 44th president. When you look back at history over the last 2,000 years, there are few if any countries that compare with our record of self government. Mother England, where so much of our heritage comes from, has had a democracy just a bit longer, but we do it better.
I would like to wish all my readers of MONEYTHOUGHTS a Happy Thanksgiving.