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Jerry Bowyer: The Thanksgiving Story You’re Not Hearing Much Anymore


Of course you already know that Thanksgiving is associated with the Pilgrim’s feast at Plymouth plantation. You’ve seen the paintings and heard the story of the bountiful harvest, but have you heard the whole story?

I just published a piece on Townhall Finance which documents how—when the Pilgrims arrived—they were required by London elites who financed the expedition to practice a form of communism, which was in vogue at the time.

We shouldn’t be surprised that the result was famine, starvation and plague. The settlers decided to defy the planners in London, to reject what they called “the conceits of Plato” and instead embraced the 10 commandments and instituted private property. The result was abundance.

That history was taught to earlier generations of Americans, but no longer. Maybe this Thanksgiving, skip the arguing about politics and simply share the real ‘hidden history’ of America.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The True Story of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving


Townhall Review — November 24, 2018

This special edition of the Townhall Review features Michael Medved telling the compelling true story of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving: why they left Europe, how they made their way across the ocean, and how they fought to survive in the New World while preserving their religious devotion to God.

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Albert Mohler: A Thankful People

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In the year 1620, the brave souls known to us as the Pilgrims reached the shores of North America. They were fleeing persecution and seeking a land where they could worship God freely.

In the words of their chronicler, “they had now no friends to welcome them, no inns to entertain or refresh them, no houses, or much less towns… and they that know the winters of the country know them to be sharp and violent….”

For far too many Americans, the Pilgrims are something akin to cartoon characters, but they were flesh and blood human beings without whom we would not have the nation we enjoy today.

Despite all their dangers, they were a thankful people, and their thankfulness to God set the example that our nation has followed.

On behalf of the Salem Media Group, I’m Albert Mohler wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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The True Story of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

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Townhall Review — November 18, 2017
This special edition of the Townhall Review features Michael Medved telling the compelling true story of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving: why they left Europe, how they made their way across the ocean, and how they fought to survive in the New World while preserving their religious devotion to God.

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