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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Roundup

The libertarian Cato Institute's David Boaz wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving: "I spend most of my time sounding the alarm about the freedoms we're losing. But this was a good opportunity to step back and consider how America is different from much of world history -- and why immigrants still flock here."

The Independent Institute reminds us of "The Pilgrims' Real Thanksgiving Lesson," a lesson in economic incentives and the twin powers of liberty and responsibility. Meanwhile, Janice Shaw Crouse is thankful for the Internet, and after reading her article, I am too! Now while scanning through the rest of my picks for today, try listening to Beethoven's Hymn of Thanksgiving:

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation makes for some good reading today- and you should check out this picture of the original manuscript he penned thereof. For more history, see how past U.S. Presidents celebrated Thanksgiving (when they weren't hard at work making sure Americans would have less and less each year to be thankful for).

And last of all is a Thanksgiving Healthy Eating Tip that should serve you well for the duration of this holiday season: "Worrying about carbs, calories and diets is one of the most unproductive things you can do on a holiday that celebrates thankfulness. Instead of giving you a list of healthy side dishes or tips on how to cut out calories, this Thanksgiving I offer just a single piece of advice: slow down."

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am so incredibly grateful to all of you for participating on my blog, sharing its contents, sending me news tips, and helping me to fight for a future full of ever more to be thankful for!

With Love and Gratitude,
Wes Messamore

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