At this time of giving thanks for all that we have, it will serve us well to recognize that some of what we have done in recent years isn’t at all desirable.
We have exploited the poor and called it “the lottery.”
We have rewarded laziness and called it “welfare.”
We have killed our unborn and called it “choice.”
We have shot abortionists and called it “justifiable.”
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it “building self-esteem.”
We have abused power and called it “politics.”
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it “ambition.”
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it “freedom of expression.”
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it “enlightenment.”
In days like these, as we watch our culture gradually slip away to be replaced by a standards-less, morally bankrupt muddle, we should, indeed, be thankful for what we have left, and be thankful that there is still time to restore our character, honor and integrity.
I wish a happy Thanksgiving to all.