I’ve always believed that if you want to keep traditions you should learn about their origin and honor it. This year more stores were open for business on Thanksgiving Day earlier than any other time in previous years. Their goal was to get a jump on “Black Friday” madness and who can blame them if there’s a market and demand for it. I guess my question is at what point should we step back and say more is not always better? Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that brings families together for one day to sit down, reflect on what we’re thankful for, and break bread together. We talk, watch football, play games, and come together under one roof. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still a free market guy and I realize that stores are just responding to a demand; however I also believe that if we want to keep the tradition of Thanksgiving as it was in America we need to treat it as a special day. If we don’t and choose to walk down the path of door buster sales than we need accept the reality that with each passing year Thanksgiving will lose its meaning until it’s no longer a special day in America. Our traditions and culture define who we are as a people and when we allow them to change because of political correctness or in this case door buster sales then we risk losing ourselves and our identity as a people. Is this really the road we want to travel on? Is this the tradition we want to pass on to our children? Something to think about.
On to the links.
Below are links to outstanding conservative/libertarian articles. Please take a few moments out of your day to check them out and when you’re there hit their tip jars if they have them. These excellent people work hard each day doing the research needed to bring you the truth. They are rock solid patriots who love America so show them how much you appreciate them and their efforts. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs.
A Conservative Teacher: Obama Intends to End America’s Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy…
Ace of Spades: Analysis: Default Is Coming, But We’ll Call It Reform
Adrienne’s Corner: Bill Whittle: Conservatives don’t believe their own message…
America’s Chronicle: Clint Eastwood’s Wisdom and the “Rule of Stupidity”
American Glob: BILL WHITTLE Brings Poetry to Politics
American Perspective: Disgraceful! Four Men Died, Susan Rice Apologized
America’s Watchtower: Did you know America’s founding fathers were Nazis?
ARRA News Service: Political Parties Need Rebranding
Atlas Shrugs: How the left destroyed the culture
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Dispatches From Occupied America
Blog de KingShamus: Good Thing We Got Mean Old Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak To Relinquish Power
Breitbart: Black Leaders to Obama: You Owe Us
BUNKERVILLE: UK family loses foster kids because of conservative beliefs
Capitol Commentary: Black Friday: The “Biggest” Shopping Day of the Year
Conservatives on Fire: Who Will Carry The Torch Of The Spirit Of What America Once Was? Will You?
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Elections Have Consequences: PA College Slashes Hours…
COMMON CENTS: Sad. Customers fight over Phones at Walmart
Doug Ross@Journal: The Economic Endgame Hits Within 12 Months
Elephants in the Bluegrass: Too Many Bureaucrats to Count
Fuzzy Logic:TEA Party’s Future, Taxing the “Rich”/ObamaCare Tax, Israel, and Sadness
Hot Air: Wal-Mart says Black Friday was a success, despite labor dispute
iOwnTheWorld: The Regime Is Punishing Fox News Again
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Protests Rock Egypt After Morsi Seizes Dictatorial Powers
Laughing Conservative: Obama’s Peace
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Roger Cohen at NYT hasn’t figured out the “New Egypt” is Islamist
Liberty At Stake: Benghazi Truthing, November 20
Libertarian Republican: EBT card users now making small business from free food
Maggie’s Notebook: Shout Racism And Stop The Debate!
Manhattan Infidel: Happy Thanksgiving from the Department of Health and Human Services
Mind Numbed Robot: All Your E-Mail are Belong to US
Moonbattery: Infinite Debt
Motorcitytimes: Can the odious Robert Reich perform simple arithmetic?
NoOneOfAnyImport: Very Inspiring Blogger Award
NUKE’S: Happy Trails, J.R.
Pirate’s Cove: Brokeifornia’s First Cap And Trade Auction Complete Failure
Politics et al: Harvard economist explains why spending cuts are better than tax increases
Political Clown Parade: Happy Food Coma Day
Political Realities: The Powers Of The States
Proof Positive: Penn & Teller on Wal-Mart Hatred -video
Randy’s Roundtable: Friday Nite Funnies (On Saturday)
Right Klik: Creationism Concern Trolls
Right Truth: A Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO – for Freedom of Religion
rjjrdq’s America II: Possible Vote Fraud Ignored by Republicans
Say Anything Blog: Democrats Apparently Broke ND Campaign Laws With GOTV Effort
Spellchek: Should the GOP just give Obama whatever he wants?
teresamerica: The Murder of Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J. : Explaining Purpose of Displaying Graphic Photos
Texas Conservative News: Terror Threat South of Texas Border
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: AN IMPORTANT REMINDER OF RIGHT-WING BETRAYAL FROM 2005
The BLAZE: Maker of Unskewed Polls Creates ‘Obama Voter Fraud’ Map…
The Camp Of The Saints: Obama: Pharoah Maker
The Classic Liberal: What Is To Be Done?
The Daley Gator: Bloomberg and his thugs want my guns?
The Foundry: Why Is The Latino Poverty Rate So High?
The Lonely Conservative: Get Ready For The Regulatory Cliff
THE OTHER McCAIN: ‘Tidy’ and Other Rauhauser Signatures
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: A Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO – for Freedom of Religion
The TexasFred Blog: Secession Fever Hits Texas
Theo Spark:“Right Wing Extremists” – Wild Bill
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Progressive Dilemma
TOTUS: Does Obama already have Absolute Power? Executive Order 13603
Virgina Right: COULD THE BILL OF RIGHTS be PASSED TODAY? We’ll SOON FIND OUT!
What Would The Founders Think: Words
WESTERN HERO: A picture is worth a thousand words
WyBlog: A post on light bulbs that’s guaranteed to make 2 of my RPI friends’ heads explode
Zilla of the Resistance: CAIR Gets the ButtHurt Because Blazing Cat Fur Exposes Islamic Supremacists
Thanks for all the excellent articles. I salute each one of you for your continued efforts to restore the republic. We have a long fight ahead of us, but we will prevail in the end.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!