Today’s read is from Casey Chalk, a senior contributor at The Federalist and an editor and columnist at The New Oxford Review. Here’s an excerpt:
We certainly have plenty to be grateful for. We remain the wealthiest nation on the face of the earth. We remain one of the best places in the world for entrepreneurs. We’ve inspired much of the rest of the world to embrace republican government. We saved the entire world from the totalitarian threats of fascism and communism. Our constitutional freedoms of religion and speech remain intact and strong.
Sadly, none of this matters to anti-Thanksgiving activists. Though they possess a standard of living, level of education and degree of freedom that are the envy of literally billions of people across the world, their default emotion towards America is outrage. Though many of the things they enjoy — nice clothes, warm homes, safety and security based on competent police and military — are a result of American republican principles, American ingenuity, and American suffering and courage, they seem oblivious to the origin of these goods.
Read the entire column here.