“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Rush Limbaugh on a Lesson for Today From Thanksgiving

Yesterday on his show, Rush Limbaugh shared what he calls the “true story of Thanksgiving” as recorded in his best-seller “See I Told You So.”

It’s the story of the Pilgrim’s well-intentioned but misguided and nearly disastrous flirtation with socialism (before there was such a name for such behavior), and how free market principles saved the colony.

It’s a story that every, every, EVERY American needs to know.


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3 Responses to “Rush Limbaugh on a Lesson for Today From Thanksgiving”

  1. One of the most important points in this story, I believe, is that the contract that the Pilgrims signed with the merchant-sponsors in London specified that they would establish a communal system.  This was the decision of the sponsors, not Bradford.  The Pilgrims strove to order their lives around Biblical principles and after that first devastating winter Bradford realized that this communal arrangement was counter to God’s word.  When he turned back to the Bible the small band prospered beyond expectations and they gave thanks to God.  That’s a lesson for us all.

  2. This is a story that the “Reverend” Jim Wallis would do well to heed, as would all proponents of the “social gospel”. 

  3. Amen!