On October 3, 1789, America’s first President under the 1787 Constitution, George Washington, issued a historic Thanksgiving Proclamation. Congress had instructed him to “recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.” This he did. Many consider this the nation’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation. But was it? Well, that depends.
There had been many previous days of a general giving of thanks in America’s history, some bearing little relation to our present holiday. Many took place long before America was a country, under the reign of the monarchs of England.
The Real Story of Thanksgiving
This year adults and children alike may come forth from their hermetically sealed COVID prevention bubbles and share their thoughts of Thanksgiving.
And maybe one family member will regale the others with the story of the first Thanksgiving – that so-called official story – the heartwarming tale of how the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared a bountiful feast together. But will they tell the real story – the truth about what actually happened on the Plymouth Plantation?
We’re told that the Pilgrims struggled for their survival when they landed in present-day Massachusetts in the 1620’s. Half of the Pilgrims starved to death or went back to England during the first year alone because of harsh winter weather and their lack of proper farming skills. Their chronic food shortages were ultimately resolved when the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn (maize) the following spring and together they celebrated their blessings with a huge feast.
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by: Brent Smith
It’s looking more and more like Joe Biden will be the next president. Notice I didn’t say it looks like Biden WON the election, or it looks like Biden will be OUR next president. In my opinion, which I think I’m still entitled to, at least for a while, Biden will not be my president. Not because of Sophomoric sour grapes, that “my” guy didn’t win, but because of the policy positions he and his radical handlers are already putting forth.
In years gone by, I and other like-minded constitutionalists just sucked it up and made the best of the duly-elected president. Yep, we didn’t like Obama. he was bad for America, but he won the election twice, fair and square.
With a pop-up that looks like a chimney and a bimini-topped party deck, the roof of the short, stout Purpose Trailer from California’s RKS Off-Road is unlike any other you’re likely to see at the campground. In fact, it holds up to 1,000 lb (454 kg) so that a campsite of friends can chill out during the day for better views, with a pair sticking around at night to camp in the deployable tent. The hybrid caravan/teardrop-style interior has standing height where you need it, lying height where you don’t.
by: Brent Smith
Literally every ill befallen this nation from the Obama regime, the Trump administration has been able to halt, slow or turn back completely.
And one the biggest was and is illegal immigration. Despite being fought tooth and nail by the left and the Deep State right, Trump kept his seemingly unachievable campaign promise and delivered as much of the big, beautiful wall as any president could. He thwarted the flood of illegals sponsored by the left to make Trump look bad, and just wouldn’t take no for an answer.
In other words, he put America and Americans first.
Wingsuit flying certainly captured folks’ attention when it first hit the mainstream around the turn of the millennium, sparking a wave of GoPro and Red Bull videos. Human flight had never been so personal or so physical as these intrepid maniacs half-fell, half glided through rocky gaps and mountain passes like turbocharged flying squirrels.