On Thanksgiving Day in 1982, President Ronald Reagan said that he has "always believed that this anointed land was set apart in an uncommon way" and that "a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom."
President Reagan was right. America has had an entirely uncommon history, one that sets us apart from the rest of the world. America invented the idea of wealth creation. America was the only nation to fight a great war to end the injustice of slavery. America is the only nation to win wars and not take spoils of land or oil. Since the beginning, America has been set apart for lovers of freedom and justice.
Tomorrow, as you take time away from busy work schedules, hectic family activities, and the distractions of everyday life, take a moment to reflect on the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in this nation that God has chosen for a special purpose.
Consider our Christian counterparts in other corners of the world, afraid to be caught with a Bible. Consider those who seek freedom in nations that bar free speech. Consider those who seek justice in nations without an independent judiciary. Tomorrow, reflect on a nation that is truly exceptional—ours.
President Reagan called on us all to " ask what we can do as individuals to demonstrate our gratitude to God for all He has done" on Thanksgiving. "Such reflection," he explained "can only add to the significance of this precious day of remembrance."
As you gather with friends and family tomorrow, consider watching America the movie to have a discussion about what makes America great. The film considers a course for our nation by first examining our past. Is America a nation truly set apart, or is it a nation built on theft, shame, and genocide as the left claims?
A new report revealed this week that Al Sharpton has some explaining to do. Is he a tax cheat? If so, why aren't progressives demanding his prosecution? I gave $20,000 of my own money; Sharpton owes $4.5 million in back taxes. Let's see if the U.S. government ever tries to send Obama-ally Sharpton to prison.
The top story of this week, though, continues to be Jonathan Gruber. Gruber has been trending on Twitter for over 8 days now, but the mainstream media still considers his comments non-newsworthy. The more he talks, the more I can see why this duplicitous jerk was so attracted to the man in the White House.
While the left's lunatics continue to rage, Thanksgiving is approaching. As Americans, we have a rich heritage to be thankful for. Our heritage is one of equal justice, limited government, free enterprise, and self-rule. America the movie highlights these American values and contrasts them with the progressive values of shame and big government.
Progressives despise America because patriotism is the best antidote to progressivism! Watch America with your family this Thanksgiving and start the conversation. Is America great?
Let me start this update with the most important thing I can say this week: thank you to each and every veteran who has served our great country over the years. Our standard of living we owe to entrepreneurs, but our very lives—and liberty—we owe to our veterans. Thank you for your service.
As I consider the sacrifice of our country's bravest men and women, I can't help but think how difficult it must be for them—except Bergdahl, of course—to serve under so unsympathetic and contemptible a commander-in-chief as Obama. In fact, while patriotic Americans all around the nation turned out for parades and ceremonies on Tuesday to honor these heroes, Obama celebrated Veterans Day with a trip to China.
In addition to honoring our nation's heroes this week, those of us who weren't busy making backroom deals in China also took time to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. Freedom Week is a time that we can do Reagan the honor of recognizing his prescient leadership that helped to produce that marvelous event.
Recall Reagan's famous words on the steps of the Brandenburg Gate: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization…tear down this wall." Two years after that speech, the Soviet empire collapsed and the Berlin Wall came tumbling down.
Read my short op-ed on Reagan's role in this historic moment in time that I wrote for YAF this week.
I want to thank you today for helping me reach another milestone on Facebook! Thanks to your support and your dedication in sharing my stories and posts, I've passed the 450,000 friend mark on Facebook! At this rate, I'll have half a million before year's end! Here's what Fred has to say about the milestone:
In my latest interview with Steve Malzberg, I explained the course of action that Republicans must take with their newly won majority in Congress. It's necessary and overdue that we legislatively shackle Obama and quarantine him in Washington. It would have been infuriating if we hadn't won't the Senate, but now that we have, we have to use that advantage to keep Obama under control until the next election.
Watch me explain here:
We've seen lawlessness from this administration at record levels, and it's time that Republicans think big. We need an independent prosecutor to look at the Obama administration to see where political discretion has crossed the line into outright lawlessness. To continue protecting his administration from legal blowback for these scandals, Obama picked a new henchman—or perhaps I should say henchwoman—to head up his "Department of Injustice." She has a new style, but the substance is more of the same.
The arrogance of the left seems to know no limits. Jonathan Gruber, a chief architect of Obamacare, has now been caught on camera in no less than four videos explaining how the enlightened left snuck the Obamacare law past "stupid" America voters. Watch his unbelievable comments here:
If the tactics of the left infuriate you, it's time to do something about it. Start by educating yourself in the language of the left. What does Saul Alinsky have to do with Gruber's Obamacare comments? You'll understand the tactics of the progressive elitists by watching America the movie, available now on DVD! Order your copy today.
Congratulations, we did it! This week, voters all around America took a step in the direction of restoration for our country, and the GOP now controls a majority in both the House and the Senate!
This election was a strong repudiation on the Capone style of governance that Obama and Hillary learned from Chicago political gangster Saul Alinsky.
With the new majority, we now have the chance to make a difference. Now that Republicans have this leverage, will they investigate the criminal conduct by Obama and his cronies?
Even now that the election is over, Obama seems to continue to delude himself. He hinted in his post-election press conference that the two-thirds of voters who didn't vote this week are his secret supporters, but the ones who stayed home don't like him either! Obama has alienated even the left by betraying their hopes in him.
With all of the progressive disappointment boiling up after their monumental losses at the polls, let's see how long it takes to hear what racists we are for electing a GOP Senate!
America got more good news this week as well. Last weekend, we learned that Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has returned back home after sitting in a Mexican prison for 214 days thanks to the Obama administration's inaction.
Since this Marine doesn't hate America and there were no Taliban fighters to trade, Obama did nothing month after month. Now that Sgt. Tahmooressi is home, remember this: it was pressure from Republican Senators–not Obama–that brought about his relaese.
In keeping with the findings of this study, America the movie is full of interviews during which I let the spokespeople of the left have their say. At times, the views they articulate in the movie are hard to sit through, but by the end, I make the case for the greatness of America.