As you celebrate thanksgiving, I hope you first of all celebrate with people near and dear to you paying no attention to the draconian orders of aspiring tyrants who have no understanding as to what Thanksgiving is. This is a day for civil disobedience so next year and the many years thereafter Thanksgiving can and will be celebrated in a free United States. Civil disobedience is the peaceful refusal to comply with unfair and unjust mandates. Understand, these decrees by governors and health boards are not law. These unlawful mandates were not passed by the legislatures and then go to the governor, but they are simply a statement by a governor. If by some chance an official should be summoned to your house, the United States Constitution requires they have a search warrant granted by a judge because the state convinced the judge there was probable cause to issue the warrant, or you do not have to allow them to enter. If they do they are breaking the law.
That aside, believing few if any law officers will attempt to disrupt a family Thanksgiving, remember the overwhelming majority of our law officers are Freedom Loving Americans, I have a suggestion as to what could be a topic of conversation. This is a poem attributed to Thomas Paine called Common Sense. It talks about the right to be an entrepreneur, but it can easily be adapted to being a true Freedom Loving American. Read the poem and then discuss it line by line or thought by thought. Allow no argument or debate, but ask people to express their views, understanding their views will be respected and in turn they must respect the right of others to express their views. This exercise is not designed to come to a common conclusion that is right or wrong, but to have different views expressed so people will be able to contemplate and arrive at their own conclusions on Thanksgiving or some later date. This is an exercise in education. Many sitting around the table will have been indoctrinated where they are taught what they must believe. Education is doing the research and then arriving at your conclusion.
I do not choose to be a common man,
It is my right to be uncommon … if I can,
I seek opportunity … not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen.
Humbled and dulled by having the
State look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk;
To dream and to build.
To fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life
To the guaranteed existence;
The thrill of fulfillment
To the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a handout
I will never cower before any master
Nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect.
Proud and unafraid;
To think and act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the world boldly and say:
This, with God’s help, I have done
All this is what it means
To be an Entrepreneur.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense
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