Date: November 21st 2012

Conservative Resources by J.P. Travis at

America’s first experiment with communism

There are a number of misconceptions about the first Thanksgiving, most of them traceable to our misguided educational system which every year becomes more allergic to any notion that doesn’t make America look bad. Send your kid off to school and it’s guaranteed he’ll come home full of falsehoods about Pilgrims exploiting poor ignorant natives, the “thanks” of Thanksgiving being directed at the natives who kept them from starving, and Pilgrims being an intolerant group of religious bigots.

In fact, the Plymouth Colony's puritans were among the most tolerant of Christians, the whole purpose of the settlement was to assure religious freedom, their thankfulness at that first autumn feast was directed at God, and they were friends, allies, and co-citizens with Native Americans for many years...

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