Browsing All posts tagged under »Pilgrims«

How Mayflower Compact Influenced The American Concept Of Rule Of Law

November 19, 2020 by


By Angela Sailor ~ A group of scholars meets this week to discuss the impact of the Mayflower Compact—signed 400 years ago last week, on Nov. 11, 1620—on the American concept of the rule of law. The Heritage Foundation and the Religious Freedom Institute are co-hosting the second event in a webinar series exploring the […]

The Surprising Story Of The First Thanksgiving

November 23, 2018 by


By Katrina Trinko and Daniel Davis ~ Thanksgiving is a special day in this country, not just because of the turkey and football and relatives, but also because of the historical memory that lies at the heart of it. The story of the pilgrims and the Indians is our national story, which means we’d better […]

Here’s Why We Should Still Celebrate The Pilgrims At Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017 by


By Jarrett Stepman ~ For most American families, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, eat delicious food, and perhaps watch some football. But not everyone is pleased with the celebration of this holiday, and some have taken to maligning its “originators,” the Pilgrims. An editorial in Al Jazeera labeled Thanksgiving a “thoroughly […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2016 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ With hopes for an America that will soon be united, healed, safe, and prosperous. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

Presidents and Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015 by


By Gary S. Smith ~ Responding to a request from Congress, President George Washington issued our nation’s first Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789. Only in the midst of the crucible of civil war, however, did presidential proclamations of Thanksgiving become customary. Every year since 1863 our chief executives have urged Americans to recognize God’s bounty and […]

Cracks in Obama’s ‘Feel-Good Story’ + More – Daily Digest

November 24, 2015 by


The Patriot Post ~ EDITOR’S NOTE Your Patriot Team members will be taking a few days off to spend much-needed time with our families over Thanksgiving. Our regular editions will return Nov. 30. THE FOUNDATION “If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The […]

Thanksgiving for Liberty ‘Endowed by Our Creator’

November 21, 2012 by


By Mark Alexander ~ “I do recommend and assign Thursday … next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” –George Washington (October 3, 1789) As is our […]

Melissa Harris-Perry: Pilgrims Were Illegal Immigrants, Indians 99 Percenters

November 27, 2011 by


By Jack Coleman Did you know the Pilgrims were not only illegal immigrants, but part of that reviled economic elite known today as the one percent? At least according to Tulane professor and MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry. Here’s Harris-Perry on Al Sharpton’s radio show earlier this week reaching for new heights in revisionism (audio) — […]

The Origins of Thanksgiving

November 26, 2010 by


We do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, but that does not mean I do not understand the importance of an occasion like this. Thanksgiving was yesterday, I know, but what I wanted to do as an exercise was to show these three separate posts so that readers can compare them. The first is this […]

The Hand of Providence

November 24, 2010 by


By Mark Alexander The genuine spirit of Thanksgiving amid all the hustle and bustle “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” –Psalm 100:4-5 Thanksgiving, as introduced by European […]

Thanksgiving Special Edition: Count Your Blessings

November 26, 2009 by


Alexander’s Essay “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” –Thomas Paine We call the primary gathering place in our home “the […]

American Minute – Pilgrims Set Sail

September 16, 2009 by


By William J Federer SEPTEMBER 16, 1620, according to the Gregorian Calendar, 102 passengers set sail on the Pilgrims’ ship, Mayflower. Their 66-day journey of 2,750 miles encountered storms so rough the beam supporting the main mast cracked and was propped back in place with “a great iron screw.” One youth, John Howland, was swept […]

Thanksgiving Special Edition – Pilgrims Regress

November 27, 2008 by


THE FOUNDATION “Go on, then, in your generous enterprise with gratitude to Heaven for past success, and confidence of it in the future. For my own part, I ask no greater blessing than to share with you the common danger and common glory … that these American States may never cease to be free and […]

Australia (Part One) The Genesis

May 6, 2008 by


These two graphics best indicate the land masses of the three main Countries mentioned here. Effectively shown is that Australia, even though the population may seem small covers quite a large area, best indicated when the land mass of Australia is superimposed over that of the US, dramatically indicating that Australia has almost the same […]