Thanksgiving, Collectivism and Christianity

I know way too many ultraliberal folks. (Probably comes from living in California.) That being the case, Thanksgiving is not only a day for giving thanks, but it is a day of annual inevitability when the conversation at some point will turn and someone will assert that Thanksgiving is the very model of socialism and a demonstration of how collectivism is the moral duty of mankind as demonstrated in the Bible. Said assertion means Thanksgiving is also the day when I annually choke on a piece Read more […]

Happy Thanksgiving, America! Here is Your History

We are so grateful at IOTC for the wonderful, providential year it has been. In light of this amazing holiday, I would like to give thanks for the opportunity to share the American View with others across this great country. I am especially encouraged by our American Club youth initiatives. Rush Limbaugh’s “Rush Revere Newsletter” recently recognized the efforts of one of our American Club chapters in North Carolina! In order to reinvigorate American youth, Rush featured this group that drew Read more […]

White, Black, or Other: Give Thanks for Privilege

Whether it is White privilege or any other kind, you should feel grateful to God for it, not guilty. An African American pastor wrote, “My sons have far more to fear from making bad choices than they have to fear from the police.” At first I thought he might have a naïve view of what happens in some cases with the police. As anyone who reads this blog knows, abuse of authority and unjustified violence should be a big concern to conservatives. But when I read the whole essay by Pastor Read more […]

Grateful TO WHOM? Atheists & The Thanksgiving Holiday

I am a Christian. So I don’t celebrate Kwanza, Hanukah, or the fast of Ramadan. This makes sense. What doesn’t make sense are atheists participating in Thanksgiving. I thought about this today while looking at this story about an atheist billboard campaign that will begin “after Thanksgiving.” I think that would be best. Starting during Thanksgiving might provoke more skepticism about atheism. Judy Saint is the president of the Greater Sacramento Chapter of Freedom From Religion Read more […]

Thanksgiving: Time To Reflect How Easily Liberty Dies

From the John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute: In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, then, which George Washington looked upon as a time to unite in prayer and beseech God “to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed,” here is a list of things about this emerging police state that I am not thankful for and will never remain silent about as long as the Read more […]

The Grinch that Stole Thanksgiving

My wife hates Christmas. Well, okay, that’s not quite true. My wife hates that Christmas trumps Thanksgiving. Every year, immediately following the Halloween promotions, stores and businesses gear up for Christmas. Trees and garland replace pumpkins and spider webs. Fall sales are quickly changed to Christmas or (more likely) holiday sales. Christmas music fills the radio airwaves for almost two full months as the Christmas push gets longer and longer. And except for being the day before Black Read more […]

The War on Halloween

Following in the tradition of redefining and sanitizing holidays, some government schools are setting their anti-celebration sights on Halloween. First it was Thanksgiving, then it was Christmas; it was only a matter of time before Halloween got targeted. A school district superintendent in Illinois states the reason plainly: “There will be no costumes, no candy bags and no parties. Many students cannot afford costumes and there is an economic disparity. We also have students that are unable to Read more […]