The Real Lesson of Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims and other early colonists were nearly wiped out by cold, drought and famine. Tony Heller points out that are very fortunate to live in a warmer, milder climate with ready availability of affordable energy. PHOTO CREDIT: By Jean Leon Gerome Ferris – This image is available from the United States Library of Congress’s…

A Reading of the Declaration of Independence

On this day, 243 years ago, the United States declared independence from the British Empire. During 2003, Norman Lear and Rob Reiner produced a video made up of eight eight Oscar winners: Morgan Freeman, Benicio del Toro, Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Spacey, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas and Renee Zellweger along with three Oscar-nominated actors…

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Capitalism

John Stossel has a column published in Reason magazine pointing out that the Pilgrims founded the Massachusetts colony at Plymouth Plantation in December 1620. The colonists set about creating a heaven on earth based on Biblical principles. A society without private property, where all worked for the common good and, consequently, the Pilgrims promptly started…