The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

Editorials

November 21, 2012

We can be thankful for much

(Continued)

Probably not. Like the Pilgrims, we live in uncertain times with our fates and those of our children not entirely in our own hands. But there is much for which we should be thankful.

As we look around the world, we see governments that regard freedom as an enemy. For all our faults, ours is a free country. We can disagree with our government and raise a ruckus about it if we choose. That alone makes us worthy beneficiaries of the Pilgrims’ hopes, dreams and aspirations.

We set aside one day each year to give thanks for what we have, which is quite a lot. We’re not only talking about our prodigious food production, but also our freedoms.

Edward Winslow’s wish is ours for the rest of the world as we give thanks this year: “We often wish you partakers of our plenty.”

Text Only
Editorials

Additional Content
Join the Debate
Helium
Additional Resources
CNHI News Service
Poll

Is Israel justified to conduct its military campaign against the Hamas in Gaza?

Yes
No
Undecided/no opinion
     View Results