Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Time To Give Thanks, And Other Musings

With the arrival of Thankgiving there are many things we have to be thankful for. In a world of turmoil and chaos, we in the land of the free and home of the brave still live in relative comfort. Our impact on the world has still been largly for good in our time as a republic, and overshadows our more insideous accomplishments. The great democratic pendulum has swung once again and we change the sheets in the halls of Congress once more. Our country has deep economic problems, but they are still paltry compared to the vast majority of the planet. This is both a problem to be tackled and a great position to work with. Many Americans lack health care, but we as a nation do not face the pandemics that strike the developing world. We can do more good than any force in the world, we just need to begin working toward that goal. We all should count ourselves the most fortunate in the world when we sit down to our feast, but we should understand that we are the exception and not the rule. A fed and employed person should not feel the need to blow themselves up, and the threats to the world can be solved by empowerment. My friends and family are the finest a man has had, and I live in the finest conditions in the world. All of us should work to ensure that eveyone shares in this fortune.

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