Opinions and musings on religion, philosophy, science, politics, and life from a conservative Catholic neurosurgeon.
Happy thanksgiving USA!!!May you have a peaceful, happy, and fun day with those you love. You have much to give thanks for!Many good wishes and blessings from your friends in Canada and all over the world. Enjoy!
P.S. I am making my 'Yanks-giving' meatloaf for supper tonight. A yearly tradition to mark the day our cousins to the south give thanks. A minced turkey loaf with stuffing, orange rind, and cranberry sauce. Some pumpkin pie and cream for dessert. Why a loaf and not a roast? LOL Because we just had the bird (October), and we will be doing another (several) roast around Christmas! So... this is our little variation.
"George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 3, 1789 as a way of celebrating the newly-ratified Constitution. He distributed his proclamation to the governors of the states and suggested that they participate in the celebration, which the states all did in their own ways for many years. The federal government was not yet a centralized, consolidated, monopolistic, central-planning bureaucracy, so Washington’s proclamation was no more than a suggestion offered to the citizens of the free and independent states."Thanksgiving did not become a national holiday until Lincoln nationalized all the state Thanksgiving celebrations by issuing a proclamation written by Secretary of State William Seward (according to Lincoln’s White House secretary, John Nicolay) on October 3, 1863. Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation is a masterpiece of lies, deceptions, and false propaganda that would have impressed any twentieth-century tyrant."Continue at: Nationalize Everything – Even Thanksgiving
"Once the Pilgrims in the Plymouth Plantation abandoned their communal economic system and adopted one with greater individual property rights, they never again faced the starvation and food shortages of the first three years. It was only after allowing greater property rights that they could feast without worrying that famine was just around the corner."Source: "The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson!."