George F. Will: Things for which to give thanks this year, or not

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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 9:00 a.m.

    The Pilgrim society became "orderly and productive?"

    Better go back and read the history again, JCS. They had more squabbles than even those found on Capitol Hill these days.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 8:52 a.m.

    This Country is under clear and obvious attack from a vast left-wing conglomerate. Mountanman may wish to hide his head in the sand and ignore Will's warning, but that doesn't mean it isn't true.

    The national economy is headed towards absolute destruction. The entitlement programs pushed on the people by the government are spiraling out of control. Experts now predict that if current trends continue, spending on entitlement programs will outpace all revenue whatsoever within the next fifty years. Households cannot survive by continuing to outspend their income, and neither can the government.

    It is time to honor the spirit of Thanksgiving by living the work ethic of the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims knew that they could only establish a strong, lasting society if they demeanded that every man work for his bread. Indeed, if a man would not work, he would not eat. Thus, the society became orderly and prouctive. In contrast, entitlement programs have created a large class of unproductive workers who expectt to be cared for by others, with no effort to provide for themselves.

    Let us be thankful that there is still time left to reverse the leftist trend.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 23, 2012 3:34 a.m.

    After reading this article, I don't know whether to laugh or cry! Ah the consequences of liberalism! And to think we have at least 4 more years of this to look forward to!