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  • Bomb hits Pakistani bus full of Shi'ite pilgrims, 22 dead

    01/21/2014 10:24:00 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    QUETTA, Pakistan- A bomb ripped through a bus full of Shi'ite pilgrims in western Pakistan and killed at least 22 people on Tuesday, police said, extending a spate of sectarian attacks that have shaken the South Asian nation. The bomb exploded near a bus carrying pilgrims returning from neighboring Iran to their home city of Quetta in Pakistan, officials said. At least 20 people were wounded, said the assistant police commissioner for Mastung district, Shafqat Anwar Shawani, and many of the victims were women and children. .....
  • Why there will be war

    12/27/2013 7:54:53 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-27-13 | Sylvia Thompson
    As the Left foams at the mouth over Phil Robertson, the Christian man who described Almighty God's take on homosexuality and other gross sins, their fear is becoming more and more apparent. They seem gradually to be realizing that they are a pernicious minority that only thrives because they are bolstered by Obama's morally corrupt federal government; intellectually lightweight media, devoid of principles; and interestingly, a general decency of American people influenced by the nation's Judeo-Christian roots. The masses, however, are becoming increasingly fed up with the Left's imposition of a twisted worldview that does not comport with anything resembling...
  • The American Flag Daily: Plymouth Landing

    12/21/2013 6:41:59 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 9 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | FlagBearer
    Nearly 400 years ago, on this day in 1620, the Mayflower landed at what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts. They had first sighted land on November 9th, and had explored some areas of Cape Cod in November and December, but today is traditionally recognized as the colonist's first arrival and survey of the Plymouth area, where they would establish what would become the second successful English colony in what would eventually be the United States. Today we raise the Massachusetts flag to honor their arrival.
  • Pilgrims Progress

    11/29/2013 7:24:57 AM PST · by Col. Bob · 14 replies
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | November 28, 2013 | Robert Lovretich
    Pilgrim’s Progress Published in NWFDaily News Nov 13 2011 Published again in NWFDaily News as "The True Story" Nov 28, 2013 As the story goes the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in the winter of 1620. Indians taught them how to fish, hunt, and plant corn, bringing forth an abundant harvest giving rise to the first Thanksgiving. That however was not quite true. Indians did indeed help the colonists, but harvests weren’t bountiful and many died of starvation and disease. The problem lay in the Mayflower Compact, which dictated a form of government whereupon property was communally owned and cultivated...
  • Five myths about the Pilgrims

    11/29/2013 10:32:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies
    Milwuakee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-29-13 | Robert Tracy Mckenzie
    When it comes to historical memory, the old saying that you can't choose your relatives is just plain wrong. Americans have chosen the Pilgrims as honorary ancestors, and we tend to see their story as inseparable from the story of our nation, "land of the Pilgrims' pride." We imagine these honorary founders as model immigrants, pacifists and pioneers in the democratic experiment. We have burdened them with values they wouldn't have recognized and shrouded their story with myth. The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. If you visit Plymouth today, you'll find a distinctive rock about the size of your living-room...
  • Thanksgiving Day - the True History

    11/28/2013 8:28:25 PM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Thanksgiving Day - the True History by Fred E. Foldvary The Thanksgiving Day that millions of Americans celebrate, with turkey and stuffing, is a myth. The true history was forgotten long ago, and even most of the history books have it wrong. The Pilgrims landed in 1620 and founded the Colony of New Plymouth in what is now Massachusetts. They had a difficult first winter, but survived with the help of the Indians. The usual story in the history textbooks relates how in the fall of 1621, the grateful Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving Day and invited the Indians to...
  • First Thanksgiving Meal

    11/28/2013 2:45:52 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    For many Americans, the Thanksgiving meal includes seasonal dishes such as roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. The holiday feast dates back to November 1621, when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest celebration, an event regarded as America’s “first Thanksgiving.” But what was really on the menu at the famous banquet, and which of today’s time-honored favorites didn’t earn a place at the table until later in the holiday’s 400-year history? Many people report feeling drowsy after eating a Thanksgiving meal. Turkey often gets blamed because...
  • If the Pilgrims Had ObamaCare They Would Have All Died

    11/27/2013 3:45:49 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 13 replies
    Political Realities WordPress Blog ^ | 11/27/13 | Mike Miller
    The history of Thanksgiving proves socialism is a killer!I first published this at Mike's America a few years back. The lessons of Obama's socialist failure are even more apparent now.... The Pilgrims learned early on that redistribution of wealth spreads only misery, poverty and hunger. What a shame that many refuse to learn that lesson!Obama has spent the last months going around the country attacking millionaires and billionaires and demanding that the rich "pay their fair share." It's the classic class warfare politics designed to support Obama's socialist policy of redisributing the wealth. Remember what he told Joe the Plumber...
  • Health Officials To Watch For Muslim Pilgrims With SARS-Like Symptoms

    10/10/2013 12:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 10, 2013 12:04 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California doctors and health officials will be on the lookout for Muslim pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia with flu-like symptoms in the wake of a reported outbreak of a SARS-like virus in the Middle East, according to a report. L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding told the Los Angeles Times severe coughs or other similar symptoms could signal the arrival of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, to the Southland. While MERS-CoV has so far only been reported in the Mideast and Europe, doctors and emergency departments will be...
  • Dig Shows Temple Pilgrims Traveled Hundreds of Miles (Jerusalem)

    09/08/2013 2:02:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 9/8/2013, 8:14 PM | (Arutz Sheva)
    Jewish pilgrims came from as far as the Arabian Peninsula to sacrifice animals at the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, new research suggests. … The conclusion was based on an analysis of bones found in an ancient dump in the city dating back 2,000 years. The massive dump was located on the outskirts of the old walled city of Jerusalem. Dating methods revealed that it had been used between the start of King Herod’s reign in 37 BCE and the Great Revolt in CE 66. …
  • It's My New Book! Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims:

    09/05/2013 12:13:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 9/5/2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: My friends, I am so excited. I have been waiting for this day to be able to tell you something. I have been waiting with bated breath. I have been chomping at the bit. I've almost let it slip out of the bag a couple of times, and now I don't have to worry about it slipping out of the bag because today I can announce it. No, no, no, I did not buy Apple computer, and I didn't make an offer on the New York Times or any of that. This is so cool, and I've...
  • Listen, Pilgrim, Maybe It Should Be Called Harwich Rock

    06/24/2013 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-24-13 | Peter Evans
    Another English Town Tries to Claim the Mayflower, and Tourism, From Plymouth HARWICH, England—A disagreement between two sleepy English seaside towns could make a splash across the Atlantic: by forcing a rewrite of American history. For 393 years, the southwest England town of Plymouth has been celebrated as the last port of call of the Mayflower before the ship carried the first Pilgrim settlers to what was to become the United States of America. But that is only part of the story. Plymouth's fame has come at the expense of this tiny town to the northeast of London. The reason:...
  • How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

    11/22/2012 4:13:44 PM PST · by Founding Father · 23 replies
    Hoover Institution Stanford University ^ | January 30, 1999 | Tom Bethell
    When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they established a system of communal property. Within three years they had scrapped it, instituting private property instead. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell tells the story. There are three configurations of property rights: state, communal, and private property. Within a family, many goods are in effect communally owned. But when the number of communal members exceeds normal family size, as happens in tribes and communes, serious and intractable problems arise. It becomes costly to police the activities of the members, all of whom are entitled to their share of the total product of the...
  • How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving (The Pilgrims were religious socialists)

    11/22/2012 9:50:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/22/2012 | Jerry Boyer
    It’s wrong to say that American was founded by capitalists. In fact, America was founded by socialists who had the humility to learn from their initial mistakes and embrace freedom. One of the earliest and arguably most historically significant North American colonies was Plymouth Colony, founded in 1620 in what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. As I’ve outlined in greater detail here before (Lessons From a Capitalist Thanksgiving), the original colony had written into its charter a system of communal property and labor. As William Bradford recorded in his -- Of Plymouth Plantation, a people who had formerly been...
  • THE PILGRIMS' FAILED EXPERIMENT WITH SOCIALISM

    11/22/2012 9:48:54 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 4 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | November 25, 2009 | Matthew Burke
    With the United States under direct assault from the evils of Socialism (or other forms of "Collectivism" including: Communism, or Fascism...pick your tyranny), and with Thanksgiving Day upon us, it's timely, appropriate, and necessary to visit the nation's very first attempt with Socialism, nearly four centuries ago...
  • The Pilgrims Weren't Socialists

    11/22/2012 7:56:33 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 November 2008 | Andrew Lane
    The Pilgrims Weren't Socialists The New American 26 November 2008 When next you sing the Hymn of Harvest Home, think kindly of our Pilgrim Fathers, for they were not "communists with a small c" nor any other kind of communists, Some conservative editors and commentators in recent years have given the impression that the Pilgrims were starry-eyed idealists intent upon founding a socialist utopia in the wilderness. One such editor, zealous to refute socialism, has written: "Socialism is not a new experiment in the United States. Neither is Communism. The Socialist community was tried by the Pilgrims in New England...
  • This is America Charlie Brown, The Mayflower Voyagers

    11/22/2012 6:52:44 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    One of my favorite Peanuts holiday specials. Charlie Brown and the gang play Pilgrim children in this re-enactment of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving. I highly recommend this one for children. It's also nice to see something from Hollywood that's pro Western civilization.
  • Bullet Point History! The Pilgrims, Lincoln, and Thanksgiving

    11/21/2012 12:18:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Reality Based Libertarianism and Other Stuff ^ | November 21, 2012 | Jack Sharkey
    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I expect all of you atheists, agnostics, America-haters, smart-ass liberals who think things suck in this country, and otherwise ungrateful people to be at work on time and with your smiley faces on. We'll be there to buy our television sets a little after 8:00 PM. For the rest of you, particularly graduates of the public school system, here's a little easy-to-digest American history for you to chomp on in between bites of that dried out turkey you'll insist is "the best turkey [you] ever had."
  • Squanto, the Worldly Indian Who Dazzled the Pilgrims. A 17th Century American Henry Kissinger.

    11/21/2012 7:15:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/21/2012 | Deroy Murdock
    As you gobble your Thanksgiving turkey, imagine being a Pilgrim in March 1621. Hardly four months after the Mayflower reached Plymouth Rock the previous November, you still struggle for food, shelter, and survival in the state of nature.Suddenly, an Indian reaches your outpost. Friend or foe? What brought him here? How would you ever communicate with him?And then he opens his mouth. He speaks English! More amazing, he does so with a British accent and the demeanor of someone who had lived and worked among England’s elite.Who on Earth is this incredible man?Squanto, a.k.a. Tisquantum, was born about 1580...
  • Thanksgiving Day: The True Story

    11/21/2012 6:52:30 AM PST · by Skeez · 7 replies
    Reprinted from The Progress Report ^ | November 22, 2004 | Fred Foldvary
    The Thanksgiving Day that millions of Americans celebrate, with turkey and stuffing, is a myth. The true history was forgotten long ago, and even most of the history books have it wrong. The myth goes like this: The Pilgrims landed in 1620 and founded the Colony of New Plymouth. They had a difficult first winter, but survived with the help of the Indians. In the fall of 1621, the grateful Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving Day and invited the Indians to a big Thanksgiving-Day feast with turkey and pumpkins. There was indeed a big feast in 1621, but it was...
  • Thanksgiving, Colonists & Early American Law

    11/18/2012 6:22:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 18, 2012 | Kelly OConnell
    Can Americans Learn Anything From Our Founders for Today? Who were the original Founders of America? Two groups can be described from the group of original hardy settlers—the Pilgrims and the Puritans. The seeds of the Pilgrim stock came from the illegal English Separatist Church. All Englishmen were expected to attend Anglican Church, weekly. It provoked much controversy in Christian circles that power swung between English Protestants and Catholics. The Separatists wanted no state meddling in private beliefs, and so left England in search of religious freedom, first to Leiden, Netherlands, and later to North America. This explains the US...
  • The Pilgrims and Christmas

    11/26/2011 11:05:31 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 18 replies
    blog ^ | 12/9/2010 | EHT
    The Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock in November, 1620. Can you imagine moving to a “New World”? Can you imagine moving anywhere for that matter right before the rush of the Christmas season? I can’t. Maybe it’s just a woman thing, but I know what would have been on my mind had I been on the Mayflower. I would be thinking.......Here it is nearly the first of December, I have no home, and Christmas is just around the corner. I have shopping to do, the decorations need to be up (hope I remembered where I packed them), and then...
  • The Pilgrims were Debt Slaves.

    11/25/2011 12:25:26 PM PST · by appeal2 · 4 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 11-25-11 | Kerry Lutz
    That's right, the Pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower were debt slaves. The London Company, which financed the trip and the establishment of the Plymouth Colony, was a publicly owned business that insisted that the Pilgrims live and work in a communal or collectivist group, under the guise of lowering costs and speeding up repayment. Unfortunately, then as now, socialist/collectivist endeavors don't work out very well. That's because when it's "All for One and One For All," society breaks down and everyone winds up broke and starving. In the 1600's, economic thought was not very well developed and...
  • Thanksgiving as it once was

    11/24/2011 7:39:06 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2011 | DALE McFEATTERS
    It seems that there was a time in this country when Thanksgiving was a benign and festive stand-alone celebration. Schoolchildren dressed up as Pilgrims, Indians and turkeys in pageants observing the 1621 feast that served as a gesture of friendship toward the Indians who helped save the infant Plymouth Bay colony from starvation. The pageants have begun to disappear. Our new political correctness toward Native Americans seems to consist of erasing public acknowledgement of their existence, by outlawing Indian nicknames for schools. It seemed a harmless conceit. The young scholars would learn soon enough that that early display of amity...
  • Pilgrim lesson: Spreading wealth leads to pooled poverty

    11/24/2011 7:50:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies · 1+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/23/2011 | John Aman
    Those who still think that it's a good idea for government to "spread the wealth around" must think they're "wiser than God." That's what Plymouth Governor William Bradford concluded nearly 400 years ago after one of America's first socialist experiments led not to shared wealth, but pooled poverty. The Pilgrims, whom we remember at Thanksgiving, started life in the New World with a system of common ownership forced on them by Plymouth colony investors. That quasi-socialist arrangement proved disastrous, and had to be scrapped for one which gave these first Americans the right to keep the fruits of their labor...
  • Capitalist lesson from first Thanksgiving

    11/24/2011 7:50:30 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2011 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    Our modern Thanksgiving celebration and, in fact, the very prosperity that engenders it, are a testament to the difficult lessons those beleaguered Pilgrims learned. Today, we peddle sanitized, cartoonish versions of Thanksgiving to our children as we focus on feasts and football, Christmas purchases and parades. We may be genuinely thankful for the fruits before us, but do we really understand the labors that produced them? As we look around an impoverished globe, we should ask ourselves what exactly it was that those prior generations did that made America the most prosperous nation in history. What lessons can we learn...
  • The Distinctively American Thanksgiving

    11/24/2011 9:23:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/24/2011 | Bill McIntosh
    That “first” Thanksgiving in the autumn of 1621 involving the Pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag Confederacy under Massasoit occurred with many signs of God´s providence. That three day festival of meals including 5 deer (provided by the some 90 Indians attending); abundant wild game (probably waterfowl and wild turkey); fish, corn and bread was undoubtedly not the very first of celebrations giving thanks to God in the New World as these were a feature of the great Christian piety of the Europeans who came to the Western hemisphere after Columbus. But the Plymouth culinary event was the celebration most...
  • Thanksgiving thoughts from the CoachisRight.com team

    11/24/2011 9:15:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/24/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Kevin “Coach” Collins Today is a day for pausing to remember how blessed we are to be here in America the greatest country under the watchful eye of God. Think of your advantages; love your family and let this day renew your resolve to fight to keep the blessings our Founding Fathers gave us. Doug Book Those who have spent the last decade or two listening to Rush know that he is adamant about presenting his audience with the true story of Thanksgiving. “We ordaine that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned for plantacon in the...
  • How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

    11/24/2011 8:45:34 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 24 replies
    Hoover Digest ^ | January 30, 1999 | Tom Bethell
    When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they established a system of communal property. Within three years they had scrapped it, instituting private property instead. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell tells the story. There are three configurations of property rights: state, communal, and private property. Within a family, many goods are in effect communally owned. But when the number of communal members exceeds normal family size, as happens in tribes and communes, serious and intractable problems arise. It becomes costly to police the activities of the members, all of whom are entitled to their share of the total product of the...
  • Thanksgiving Day Throughout American History

    11/24/2011 8:38:34 AM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 2 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 11/24/11 | Noman
    While thanksgiving days are as old as history, e.g., King David dancing with all his might in a loincloth before the returning Ark of the Covenant, 2 Kings 6: 13-16, it is Thanksgiving Days in American history that concern Noman today. I. THE "FIRST" THANKSGIVING (1621) • The Historical Context 1492 - Columbus discovers America 1492 - First Christmas celebrated in America when Columbus's ship, the Santa Maria, is grounded on a reef off Haiti. 1511 - Spanish settle Cuba 1517 - Reformation begins in Europe 1528 - Fray Suarez, first Catholic bishop in present day U.S., arrives in Florida...
  • The real meaning of Thanksgiving

    11/24/2011 7:33:07 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/22/11 | Joseph Farah
    There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the people responsible for the American Thanksgiving tradition. Contrary to popular opinion, the Pilgrims didn't wear buckles on their shoes or hats. They weren't teetotalers, either. They smoked tobacco and drank beer. And, most importantly, their first harvest festival and subsequent "thanksgivings" weren't held to thank the local natives for saving their lives. Do you know there are public schools in America today actually teaching that? Some textbooks, in their discomfort with open discussions of Christianity, say as much. I dare suggest most parents today know little more about this history than their...
  • The Real Story of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2011 6:17:58 PM PST · by bopdowah · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | November 23, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now time for a tradition, an annual tradition, and that is The Real Story of Thanksgiving from my book that I wrote back in the early nineties. I wrote two of them, actually. In one of the books I wrote, The Real Story of Thanksgiving. And reading from it has become something we do every year on the program because it's still not taught. The myth of Thanksgiving is still what is taught, and that myth is basically that a bunch of thieves from Europe arrived quite by accident at Plymouth Rock, and if it weren't for the Indians...
  • The Pilgrims' failed experiment with communism

    11/23/2011 1:20:03 PM PST · by inkling · 22 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Byron Schlomach
    When the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower, they set up a society in which no one could own property and everyone shared equally, no matter how much work they did. The result was misery and hunger. But when the governor allowed each man to plant and raise crops for his own household, something amazing happened. William Bradford recorded the experiences of the Separatists who came to the New World on the Mayflower and later voyages some years after the events actually occurred. His memory was evidently aided by personal letters that had been retained as well as his own contemporary...
  • King Phillip's War

    11/18/2011 3:30:26 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 17 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | November 18, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    King Phillips War 1675-1676 was a brief and extremely violent altercation between an alliance of Native American Tribes and the English colonists of southern New England. The war ended the relatively peaceful relations that were established over fifty years earlier by Squanto and the Wampanoag Sachem Massasoit with the Pilgrims in 1621, a peace that was exemplified by the First Thanksgiving of 1621. After the death of Sachem Massasoit in 1661, his eldest son Wamsutta became Sachem but he died shortly afterward under mysterious circumstances after leaving the home of Plymouth Colony Governor Josiah Winslow. His brother Metacom, known as...
  • The Pilgrims in Holland

    11/18/2011 3:23:13 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 6 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | November 18, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    The English Separatist congregation, known to history as the Pilgrims, was known as the Scrooby Congregation before they made their way across the Atlantic in the Mayflower. Named for the Scrooby Manor, which was the Nottinghamshire English home of one of their leaders William Brewster, the congregation had gathered at the Brewster home for meetings and services while in in England. King James I, following the more lenient Queen Elizabeth I in 1602, rejected the demands of the separatists across England who sought independent religious congregations and who had accused the Church of England of being too much like the...
  • Busload of Shia pilgrims shot dead in Iraq

    09/12/2011 3:24:36 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Sept 12th 2011 | Staff
    Officials say the bodies of at least 22 Shia pilgrims who were shot dead have been found in a remote desert area in western Iraq. The bodies were discovered late on Monday night, hours after the gang of gunmen stopped the bus at a fake security checkpoint and told all the women to get off, according to one security official who interviewed a survivor. An Iraqi army patrol found the deserted women, weeping and wailing, by the side of the highway and brought them to the provincial capital of Ramadi for help. One of the women told officials that there...
  • History lesson

    07/18/2011 10:55:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 18 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 7/14/11 | JACCI BOLIN
    A classmate of mine asked our history teacher why it was important for us to learn about history. His answer was simple; we learn from our mistakes to ensure that we don't repeat them. That logic has been instilled in us from childhood. Now we are all grown, so it seems fitting that we should look back and ask - have we learned our lesson? We have a history of discrimination starting when the pilgrims docked. This was a country founded on the fundamental belief in freedom, yet we have discriminated against every culture. We asked the world to give...
  • The New Toxic History

    11/29/2010 5:00:40 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 8 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 11-30-10 | Bill Randles
    Thou Shalt Not bear False Witness against thy neighbor (Exodus 20:16)You couldn't find a better group of people in history , than the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded the colony on Plymouth Rock. These were not adventurers, mercenaries, gold diggers or slavers , they were quiet, responsible families who wanted to worship God in freedom of conscience. They didn't set out to overthrow the Governments of England or Holland, where they lived , instead they sought to live quiet lives in all godliness and honesty, living simply and seeking to raise their children to live christian lives in every sense of...
  • THE PILGRIMS' FAILED EXPERIMENT WITH SOCIALISM

    11/25/2010 7:16:49 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 3 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | 11/25/09 | Matthew Burke
    With the United States under direct assault from the evils of Socialism (or other forms of "Collectivism" including: Communism, or Fascism...pick your tyranny), and with Thanksgiving Day upon us, it's timely, appropriate, and necessary to visit the nation's very first attempt with Socialism, nearly four centuries ago.
  • The Pilgrims and Property Rights: How our ancestors got fat & happy

    11/25/2010 6:50:12 PM PST · by shibumi · 5 replies · 1+ views
    ReasonTV via YouTube ^ | November 23, 2010 | ReasonTV
    A perspective on the first settlers in America, and the development of our society resulting in the birth of Capitalism in America. Click the URL for a direct link to the video on YouTube.
  • Divine Coincidences

    11/25/2010 6:20:05 PM PST · by SeanG200
    UNLIBERAL ^ | 11-25-2010 | Sean Giordano (Papa Giorgio)
    These men in history set themselves apart because: they thought it worthwhile to have God in their thinking. Even through their unimaginable hardships and loathsome past that make many today scream “victicrat.” Hindsight shows us that these modern “victicrats” are the Progressives of today. * “A victicrat is one who blames all ills, problems, concerns, and unhappiness on others” (Larry Elder, Ten Things You Can’t Say in America, St. Martins, New York: NY [2000], p. 22-33). Thankfully, these men (and women) of history — especially Squanto — saw God’s providential hand working in their lives and considered it all joy...
  • That Turkey Is Marxist

    11/25/2010 5:07:03 PM PST · by GladesGuru · 9 replies
    November 23, 2005 | Jan Michael Jacobson
    THAT TURKEY IS MARXIST. EvergladesInstitute.org ^ | November 23, 2005 | Jan Michael Jacobson Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:46:38 PM by GladesGuru THAT TURKEY IS MARXIST. The first Thanksgiving was not at all what most Americans have been taught. The Indians didn’t make the difference between starvation and plenty for the Pilgrims in what they called ‘Ye Plimouth Colonie’. What really made the critical difference between that first year, which Governor Bradford called “The Starving Winter”, and the year of the first Thanksgiving? This critical factor lies at the heart of the American experiment in government. Yet virtually...
  • The Tale of the Pilgrims -- Why It Needs to Be Taught

    11/25/2010 8:28:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2010 | Charlotte Cushman
    The study of the history and culture of one's own country is a vital element of education. It is important for children to understand how and why they are living the way they are now and that it is a result of what people who lived before them have done. They need to be able to connect the dots -- these prevailing thoughts led to fights, these ideas led to prosperity, this action led to that one, and so on. It is from making these kinds of connections that the child learns how to think logically. The tale of the...
  • Thankful for the Blissful Ignorance of Some Americans

    11/24/2010 10:02:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-24-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A couple of days ago I received a tweet on Twitter from a liberal I didn't know, the whole thing seemed random, but I'm thankful for the message she wanted me to receive. Thanksgiving celebrates the day native Americans shared the harvest with illegal immigrants. I don't want to reveal the handle of this microblogging sage, lest a stampede of tweeps rush her like some wise person atop an ant hill. That would be a precarious journey, especially for me, I HATE ants...definitely not thankful for childhood issues. I will say that part of her Twitter handle shares the...
  • Separating Politics from Religion

    03/11/2010 10:04:56 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 139+ views
    Christianblogs ^ | 3/11/10 | OV
    Most people would agree that politics and religion are the two most likely topics that could divide even the best of friends. Webster's dictionary says that politics is the political opinions or sympathies of a person, while it says that religion is a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. Now as for me personally, except that ones religious faith could ultimately decide ones eternal destination, I don't see much difference between the two. When I watch Al Gore espousing his views on politics, I am reminded of an old friend of mine who...
  • The Pilgrims' Real Thanksgiving Lesson

    11/26/2009 8:57:07 AM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 4 replies · 363+ views
    The Independant Institute ^ | November 25, 2008 | Benjamin Powell
    Feast and football. That’s what many of us think about at Thanksgiving. Most people identify the origin of the holiday with the Pilgrims’ first bountiful harvest. But few understand how the Pilgrims actually solved their chronic food shortages. Many people believe that after suffering through a severe winter, the Pilgrims’ food shortages were resolved the following spring when the Native Americans taught them to plant corn and a Thanksgiving celebration resulted. In fact, the pilgrims continued to face chronic food shortages for three years until the harvest of 1623. Bad weather or lack of farming knowledge did not cause the...
  • Pilgrims Celebrate Thanksgiving At Original Plimouth Plantation - Indians On Strike

    11/26/2009 5:01:56 AM PST · by joeclarke · 8 replies · 676+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/26/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    For many years, Thanksgiving celebrations at the original Plimoth Plantation have delighted thousands of visitors wanting to see the recreation of the famous 1621 event where the Pilgrims joined the Wampanoag Indians in a feast that may have included the following: Deer meat, sallet (salad), mussels, sauc'd turkey, and a pottage of cabbage, leeks, and onions. Still to come are the stewed pompion (pumpkin), a chine of , fricassee of fish, cheesecake, a charger of Holland cheese, and fruit, plus the evening's entertainment - hymns, communal rounds, and jovial wordplay. [PETA is again planning to do something ridiculous and...
  • The Pilgrims, Famine, and the End of Feudalism

    11/25/2009 11:44:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 501+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2009 | John Hunt
    " . . . it well appeared the famine must still ensue . . ." [i] Famine stalked The Pilgrims the first years. But their conquest of famine helped end old world feudalism. I suggest the reader access the Project Gutenberg online edition of Governor William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation.[ii], for the original source, see endnotes. I'll paraphrase some passages. July 1620 The Pilgrims' contract[iii] with their financial backers, the London Merchant Adventurers Company, included conditions of seven years of joint stock and partnership and communal property, followed by a division and release from obligations, "3.  ... all profits and benefits that are got...
  • THE PILGRIMS' FAILED EXPERIMENT WITH SOCIALISM

    11/25/2009 9:33:51 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 10 replies · 835+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | November 25, 2009 | Matthew Burke
    With the United States under direct assault from the evils of Socialism (or other forms of "Collectivism" including: Communism, or Fascism...pick your tyranny), and with Thanksgiving Day upon us, it's timely, appropriate, and necessary to visit the nation's very first attempt with Socialism, nearly four centuries ago.
  • The Mayflower's Pilgrim Capitalists (How the pilgrims learned about the failures of socialism)

    11/25/2009 5:42:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1,117+ views
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 11/24/2009 | Steven Malanga
    Reading Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower, an account of the voyage of the Pilgrims and the settling of Plymouth Colony, what strikes me most is not simply the extraordinary suffering of those who made the crossing, or how close to failure the entire venture teetered for years, or even the author's recounting of the first celebration we've since dubbed Thanksgiving. What leaps out from the pages of the history, probably because it's so little a part of the common narrative of the Pilgrims, is a crucial decision by the colony's governor, William Bradford, to change the fundamental organization of Plymouth's economy, a...