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Happy Thanksgiving! Relax Today, Prepare to Renew the Battle Tomorrow

November 26, 2009 by  

Happy Thanksgiving! Relax Today, Prepare to Renew the Battle Tomorrow

On Sept. 6, 1620, a group of travelers (English Separatist Puritans) boarded a ship and departed from Plymouth Harbor, England, and embarked on a 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic to what was then being called, The New World or New England.

Two months later, after enduring violent storms and other hardships, the ship, Mayflower, put in at what we now know as Cape Cod, Mass. Four days later, on Nov. 15, a small group of men rowed ashore on a small boat, where they saw a group of “savages” who ran away.

The explorers tried to follow the natives but soon foundered in the thickets and gave up. Exploring the next day they found an abandoned settlement containing evidence of planting, the remains of a shelter and a large kettle with sand heaped around it.

While digging out the kettle they found several baskets of stored food, some of which they took for themselves to carry back to the ship, while reburying the rest. The next day the group found a good place to put ashore and the entire complement of the ship, about 100 people, began Plymouth Colony.

Starting a new colony at the beginning of winter proved a daunting task, and about half of all the settlers died. If not for the food pilfered from the Indians that winter, all might have perished.

The following spring a couple of Indians (one who had learned English from fishermen and another who had been taken into slavery but escaped) befriended the pilgrims and taught them how to plant and fish and gather fruit. Their first harvest that fall was plentiful for the colonists and they and the Indians shared their food during a three-day festival—a time that is known as the first Thanksgiving.

It turns out the celebration was premature. The group structure was designed so that everyone placed the fruits of their labor into a common store. People were then to take what they needed for sustenance. But during the following summers, with some people toiling diligently at farming, fishing and gathering, and others refusing to work, hard feelings developed and food shortages occurred.

So Governor William Bradford assigned each family a plot of ground and allowed the people to use the fruits of their labor to eat or trade as they saw fit. It wasn’t long before so much was being produced that they could use it to trade with others.

The free market had won out over socialism.

Today we live in a country where the top 1 percent of income earners take in 19 percent of the country’s wealth but pay 37 percent of the taxes. The top 5 percent of earners take in 33 percent of the wealth but pay 57 percent of the taxes.

The top 10 percent of income earners take in 44 percent of the wealth but pay 68 percent of the taxes. And 85 percent of all taxes are paid by the top 25 percent of income earners.

Did you get that? The top 10 percent of wage earners bear 68 percent of the tax burden and the top 25 percent of wage earners bear 85 percent of the tax burden.

Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent of income earners take in 13 percent of the wealth but pay only 3 percent of the taxes.

More and more the tax system is slanted to create a growing dependent class that pays little or no taxes while society’s producers are burdened with a growing tax liability. That will only increase if Obamacare and Cap and Tax are foisted on United States citizens.

It’s a system that is doomed for failure today just as it was in the 1600s.

But today is a day for Thanksgiving, and most of us have much to be thankful for. Those of us who practice a religion have our loving God, His grace and the blessings He gives us.

We have our health—granted some are better off than others—but if we look around us we can always find someone dealing with a situation that would for us be a terrible burden.

Four out of five of us have a job (according to; while the government says about nine out of 10 are working.

Finally, we Americans live in the greatest country in the history of the world, even if it is saddled with a few warts.

And, for a few days at least, Congress is not in session plotting to steal our wealth and liberty.

So let’s relax today and count our blessings. Eat a hearty meal—or two. Enjoy a football game. Recharge our batteries.

And get ready to take up the fight again anew, because tyranny is but a step away.

Meantime, Happy Thanksgiving!

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • jn can2

    Our legislation seems they know everything; how about someone giving them common sense

  • Geoff Pace

    The Lord Almighty is pleased with a grateful heart. The attitude of gratitude will determine one’s altitude.

    So this holiday season let us turn to God with praise and thanksgiving and especially pray for one’s enemies for they will always be with us in this life. It has been said to keep one’s friends close, but one’s enemies closer. Say a prayer for Nancy, Harry , and Barry/Barak Saetoro/Obama this holiday season. They are going to need it.

    Spiritus Sanctus
    Pace en Terra

  • s c

    Happy Thanksgiving, America! May everyone have a nice meal today (yes, even progressives). Enjoy America’s bounty. Count your blessings.
    Love your family and friends. Ponder how and why you were born in America.
    Tomorrow, renew the battle. The battle to keep freedom never ends. You don’t have to wear a uniform and carry a rifle to honor those who died to keep us free. And, may Americans never be
    enslaved – by anyone, for any reason, ever.

    • Valverde

      “Progressives” never thank anyone. The reason being that they think that they and only they are responsible for the “good” things they create. Problem is, they don’t know what good is. They think that killing babies is a good thing. How twisted a mind is that? And we’ve got these people “leading” us? Gaaaaaaagg!

  • Gil



  • insideknowledge

    Isaiah 5:8

    • Richard Pawley

      Amen to that!





  • Fed Up Gal in NM

    Good Thanksgiving Day to all! Thanks for the wonderful thoughts and prayers for today and may we all try to carry them forward.

    Well….time to check on the Thanksgiving meal. My wish for us all today, is a life filled with friendship, love and gratitude.

    Fed Up Gal

  • http://BobLivingston'sLibertyDigest ‘star’

    Philippians 4:4-8…Rejoice in the LORD always…the peace of God which passeth ALL understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus….if there be any praise, think on these things.
    :11-14…I have learned…to be content…I can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me….communicate…:19…But my God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
    Ephesians 6:1-24…:6…Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;…
    :10…be strong in the LORD, and in the power of His might.
    :11…Put on the whole armour of God:

    that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
    :12…we wrestle… against spiritual wickedness in high places.
    :23…Peace,to the brethren,and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    :24…Grace be with ALL them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity! Amen.
    God bless!!!

  • http://BobLivingston'sLibertyDigest ‘star’

    Proverbs 3:1-10> …forget not My law; let thine heart keep My commandments:…length of days,and long life, and peace,…
    Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:…so shall you find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
    Trust in the Lord with ALL thine heart; and lean not on thine own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
    Be not wise in your own eyes: reverence the Lord, depart from evil.
    Honour the Lord with your substance, …
    so shall your barns be filled with plenty,…
    :12…whom the Lord loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son/daughter in whom he delighteth.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, with God’s blessings!

  • Johnny Kisner

    From Brazil. God bless American. May Christians have the courage to stand the fire for their faith in Jesus Christ. Have a great Thanksgiving day and praise the Lord every day, for all your days. Johnny Kisner

  • ’53 Korean Vet

    From the Descendents of William, Susanna, & 6 yr-old Resolved White, who were “Original Pilgrims” aboard the Mayflower in 1620– ‘May God bless the “Food” for Each American’–as your Families join together for “Thanksgiving”–in giving Thanks for your wonderful “Harvest in Freedoms”-!!

  • Stan

    On a day set aside to appreciate what we have, a gentle reminder that that includes an ideal opportunity to release old forms and enter into a new compact within the human family; one based on the proposition that the universe has purpose, and that purpose is Good. Accepting such a proposition gives individuals all the motivation they need to give of their best, in a mutual exchange of goods and services; and thus we can release the training wheels of a system based on interest-bearing money, wherein ‘money’ has become an end in itself, not the means to an end that it was intended to be. We have all the ‘wealth’ we need, in the provision to us of the Creation, by the I Am; and thus the basis for the highest incentive: giving in gratitude for life, and its opportunities to grow in stature.

    The Pilgrims were right; human nature was weak. We now have ourselves in a situation where the one humanity on this lovely planet can move up on the scale of human consciousness, and reflect more fully, and abundantly, its potential, individually and collectively. It’s time to release the old battles, waged on the level of the problem, and listen to those who are speaking of a new order of things. Just not the one that those corrupted by Power would impose on the people.

    It’s time for the truly new. Something, indeed, to be thankful for.

    • Valverde

      That new thing is coming. It has been guaranteed by the Mother of the Christ: Mary. It will be a trial getting there, but once we do all the perverted old order will be gone and the remnant will live in peace, harmony and truth.

  • Ron Perlinger

    I wanted to read the article on Obama’s Stimulus–Predictions and Actualities, but all I saw was a tiny red square and two triangles of green and blue. What should I do?

  • jay

    Socialist/Communist who is currently in the White House wants to spread the wealth around. I am willing to accept a lot of money from a minority group or individual such as Oprah Winfrey, who has a reported 2.7 billion net worth. I am a poor white man, who no longer has a job; savings; 401(k); stocks; and is on the brink of collapse. Do to our corrupt-lying-self indulge-morally corrupt-non-representing representatives. I will also accept money from the pockets of the above-mentioned from their own hidden bank accounts. To be deposited in my account ASP. If this does not happen,It is because I am Caucasian and am not deserving under this racial regime!

  • Scott Ervin

    I understand everyone’s displeasure with a regime clearly despotic and capable of anything. and I speak about the overall continuity of the gov, not the current in particular. But I would also say it is far too late to do anything about it. They have been carefully developing technology in secret for many years and organizing society as they wanted it to be able to cope with anything. They have a large standing army and can call upon other nations and their large armies as well. To quote the Borg on Star Trek Next Generation, Resistance is futile.
    You are all only kidding yourself if you think you can stop this now. There is no law and never had been any law. Judges and opposing lawyers all work together. Nothing you can do in court will work, either. Your gov long ago gave up representing you or caring about you. And in a short matter of time the internet will be shut down, internet businesses will die and you will all be isolated and vulnerable.
    I hope you all have white flags ready to wave. The illusion of freedom, democracy, and justice is gone. It was a lie from the beginning.

    • Valverde

      Surrender? Never! The word is not in this Texan’s vocabulary. “Remember the Alamo!” “Remember Goliad!” We will never be beaten. They might squash us under a hundred tanks, but we will fight on and we will WIN! Look out BO, Look out Botox Nancy, Look out Hairless Reed, Look out Boxer, Look out Schumer. The wall is beginning to collapse on all of you all and it will be painful, not pleasant. That is as it should be. A just recourse for the pain you have called the little and the poor of this country. Your arrogance must disappear.

      • Scott Ervin

        I certainly respect and admire your spirit. I am a fighter, too, but I do have limits. I know when fighting is futile. But there is one other alternative but if I type it hear, it will almost certainly be censored. Its a 3 letter word far worse to some than that 4 letter one.
        But perhaps we will both agree that to sound the alarm at least to what is going on and how it really is, is a noble cause. To be silent would be to approve of the injustice. I have to use mild words or I get censored. Take care.

        • s c

          Scott, be creative. I know there’s lots of temptation to use certain words when it comes to politicians. Certain, specific words do ‘fit’ better than shucky darn or gee whiz. Our words may not get circulated much, but free speech is a wonderful thing, and we are obligated to let people know what we think of them (especially when we can’t tell the difference between RINOs and “hope and change” con artists. Let those Washington farkleberries know what you think of them. Remember, it’s OUR money they’re wasting. It’s OUR country they’re destroying. We sent THEM to DC, and THEY work for US – no matter what those miserable septic tank divers claim.

  • Wanda

    I will never give up. Where theres a will theres a way. We can stop these people but sitting at home writing messages on the computer isn’t going to get the job done. Having tea parties, millions going to Washington does. I love it when Nancy Polisi call us names over the tea parties. That means shes upset and for a reason. Guess what that reason is. We also need to talk to people everywhere we go because there is thousands out there thats doesn’t have an inking to whats going on. They need to be educated and its left up to us to do just that. It’s easy for us to sit around and dream but for dreams to come true there has to be lots of work taking place to make this happen. Lets each of us start making our dreams come true and get those tea parties going.

  • Jana

    This is quite an inspirational site. I love it. I agree, we need to Praise God for our blessings which are many.

    We do have hope, the most powerful hope in the world.

    2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    We need our land healed. We have sinned by sitting silently by and allowing the loudest ones to rule the land. We have been content in our own little world while the world around us is running amuk. It is the blind leading the blind out there. It is time we take it back, and people we do have a powerful, wonderful and a mighty help in God.

  • Stan B


    I’m from the UK and sadly, we don’t have “Thanksgiving” over there, only Christmas and Easter.

    That was a very nice article Bob. Toward the end you said, “for a few days at least, Congress is not plotting to steal our wealth and liberty”. I trust you remember that the Federal Reserve Bill was passed in 1913 during a holiday also? And that this Obamacare
    ‘nightmare’ is being negotiated behind closed doors employing the same devious methods as the Federal Reserve Bill?
    No, Congress is not plotting to steal our lives and liberty, the group of people that control Congress are! You may find it interesting to study the character traits of some of these men at the top of the food chain. Their similarities soon become apparent and you begin to notice that they all have virtually the same cold objectivity. They are immune to patriotism, or loyalty to any given Nation, because they see themselves as World Citizens. They are complete elitists who view people as items, or disposable commodities. They are extremely clever with an impeccable track record of success. Their goal is to completely dispose of the Constitution and instill their own rules and subjugate the people. The process will be slow and subtle, but certain. Call it what you will; Socialism,Marxism, Nazism.., same evil, different masters, all under the umbrella of ‘Collectivism’, a nice intellectual word for dicatorship or tyrany!
    For obvious reasons they do not celebrate holidays as normal people do. Their entire mindset is different to ours, they focus primarily
    on their agenda. And they have absolutely no reason to celebrate
    “Thanksgiving” It is particularly during these ‘festive’ distractions that they are better able to implement their strategies, while we are enjoying our families. And while we still have the freedom to do it.

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Stan B,

      Very interesting point of view. I keep saying…how strange that others can see this stuff, when folks in our own country don’t seem to get it. Thanks for your thoughts!

      Fed Up Gal

  • s c

    Thanksgiving is history. Now that the GLOBAL WARMING HOAX has been revealed for the SCAM it is, let us remind our ‘leaders’ that our common sense trumps their collective STUPIDITY.
    When comrade obama returns to Copenhagen, it would be a good idea for his escorts to remind him that he’s not he king of the world. He’s not even much of a prez. He works for US. We DON’T work for him.
    In the event that he has any plans for signing away America’s sovereignty, he will have PROVED that the oath of office means NOTHING to him. If he’s really Nobel Peace Prize material [blah!], he can always stay in Copenhagen. It would be a good way him to eliminate all those heavy-duty CARBON FOOTPRINTS, too. He can protect mama earth much better there than he can here.

  • Stan B

    Hello Fed Up Gal,
    You are welcome. I believe that FACTS & TRUTH are essential elements when sharing our views with others. I strive to avoid negative input and try to keep my statements as positive as I can, because the critical issues regarding the future of our nation deserve our serious attention. Sometimes we do opine based on our gut feelings and opinions. I personally try to substantiate those feelings based on what I have learned from historical data. Although in studying the character traits of certain individuals (the men at the top of the food chain) is a little more complex and does require some degree of insight, or ESP, into human behavior. If you have a gift for reading people,it is a fascinating study.


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