Come, thankful people, and give thanks for life and hope.
The best meditation for Thanksgiving 2022 would be, I think, a very short one.
In fact, just four brief points.
One, politics aren’t expected to be widely popular at the Thanksgiving table this year. This from The Hill, citing a Quinnipiac poll: “A new Quinnipiac poll found that 65 percent of Americans hope they can avoid talking about politics with family and friends this Thanksgiving.”
A blessing to cherish and tend – and a future that depends on it.
Most years now, one of the things I do for the major holidays is look at what I wrote the year before to see how it has held up.
Doing that in 2021 took me back to this post for 2020. Surprisingly, perhaps, it wasn’t about the pandemic or the lockdowns, at least not in any direct or explicit way. It was about something that was getting almost no attention at the time: the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock.
A Tyler O’Neil article at PJ Media was a pretext for writing about something I was already concerned with. He highlighted an exceptionally important concept from the Mayflower Compact executed by the arriving settlers: the idea of a “Civil Body Politic.” America’s connection with that concept is unique, historic, and essential, as in, going to our essence as a nation. Continue reading “Thanksgiving 2021: America’s mightiest blessing”
This week merits another early edition of the Football Follies, in part because it’s Thanksgiving and we have other things to do tomorrow, but also just because the action kicks in on Thursday, starting out great and just staying that way right through Sunday. So here goes.
I agree wholeheartedly with Libby Sternberg, Kevin Whiteman, Jim Geraghty, and others that it is creepy and fascist of leftist policy advocates to put out guides on how to discuss the specifics of programmatic and regulatory proposals with your nearest and dearest over the holiday weekend.*