This week, we have the opportunity to do something truly radical: we can give thanks.
Thanksgiving long predates the founding of America. It’s a tradition that dates to the arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth. Following extreme hardship—including numerous deaths, conflict, bitter cold—a group of Christians decided not to complain against God, but to thank Him for his sustaining grace.
Over the centuries, Thanksgiving became more than an exclusively religious event. In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln made the occasion a federal holiday, a remarkable move.
In modern America, Thanksgiving signals for many an opportunity to come together with family and friends to enjoy the goodness of life. It’s a pause on the madness and delirium of our divided times.
In a time of entitlement, chaos, and self-focus, giving thanks to God is a radical act.
Be a radical this year: eat turkey.
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Townhall Review – October 19, 2019
Sam Malone talks with Robert Maginnis for his analysis of the situation with Turkey and Syria.
Albert Mohler gives his analysis of a speech on religious liberty given by U.S. Attorney General William Barr at Notre Dame Law School.
Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel, Wall Street Journal, talk about her book, “Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America.”Read More »
Townhall Review – October 12, 2019
Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton discuss Turkey’s intervention in Syria.
Hugh Hewitt and Middle East expert and scholar Michael Rubin talk about President Trump’s decision to reduce troop strength in Syria.
Sebastian Gorka and Fox Sports host Clay Travis talk about the NBA controversial support of China.
Sebastian Gorka talks with New York Congressmen Lee Zeldin about his impatience with Congressional inaction.
Dan Proft and Douglas Murray, British author, journalist and social critic discuss his recent book, “The Madness of Crowds.”Read More »
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, recently announced that his government has won a big political victory. In a referendum vote, Turkey has amended its constitution to concentrate power in a single person, namely the president.
This referendum reminds us that when human beings are given the choice between liberty and security, they often choose security. The reason is that part of the necessary foundation for freedom is that very security.
This partially explains why liberty has been such a fragile reality throughout much of the world and in particular throughout the Middle East. Where you find instability, you will find people that crave for that stability even at the cost of liberty.
It may turn out that the voters in Turkey have made a very bad deal in concentrating power in its presidency. But many people in Turkey do have the luxury that many in Europe and North America experience.
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