We here in the United States celebrate today and give thanks for our plenty, we also take time out to thank those who made this day in time possible. The first settlers brought with them the seed that warmly sprouted and eventually gave birth to the United States of America; land of the free and home of the brave. Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock
Yes there are those naysayers out there, there always will be, but if it wasn’t for our forbearers hundreds of millions worldwide would not see this day. While others live in squalor we live in plenty; a success story if there ever was one. America has opened its arms in time of need to the hungry who sought a better life, working hard to provide the opportunities for their offspring and today they take solace in their success.
Those Muslims who flee their home country to seek a new life in a country that abides by the Judeo-Christian ethic don’t have the heart, the valor, the guts to sacrifice their lives and rid the world of killers they have born, but find it much easier to flee to our shores.
Our men have sacrificed their lives for us to have a better one; those who flee conflict do not have the backbone to stand up to murderers and Islamic terrorists. Neither do they want to assimilate into the greatest melting pot on the face of the earth. We say to them, “you must eat what you have sowed.” Stay where you are.
We wish you good tidings during the holiday season. God bless you and the United States of America.
Indeed, when Squanto died from a mysterious disease in 1622, Bradford wrote that he wanted “the Governor to pray for him, that he might go to the Englishmen’s God in heaven.” And Squanto bequeathed his possessions to the Pilgrims “as remembrances of his love.”
These are historical facts. May we be forgiven for interpreting them as the answered prayers of a suffering people, and a warm touch at the cold dawn of our history of an Almighty Hand?
Mr. Metaxas is the author of “Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life” (Dutton Adult, 2014).