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The Real History of Thanksgiving

Early thanksgiving celebrations in America can be traced to the 17th century. The harvest feast at the Plymouth plantation in 1621 celebrated by pilgrim settlers and the Wampanoag Indians who taught the settlers to grow corn and catch eel is ingrained in the popular imagination. The national Thanksgiving celebration observed on the fourth Thursday of November  is a uniquely American national holiday that has a storied, exceptional history. Prager University recently featured a video presentation by Melanie Kirkpatrick, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute – Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday. Poet, essayist, and magazine editor, Sarah Josepha…

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The Central Domestic Issue of Our Times

The very fact this nation has moved into a state of socialism is no longer even arguable.  That our government has been taken over by socialist bureaucrats demonstrates the forces working to cause it, that is, bring this state of affairs about, were stronger than those working against it.  This movement towards socialism did not happen overnight.  It has occurred over a long fortnight under the cover of deception clothed in the purposeful and crafted propaganda carried out by an establishment ruling class rooted in statism and social control.   It has been an insidious takeover of our nation without…

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A Hollywood Darling is Beaten by the Texas Border

Despite a record $70 million and glowing press coverage, Texas Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke came up short in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Blame it on Beto’s tin ear at the border. While a fawning media hailed the boyish 46-year-old congressman from El Paso as a “rock star” with deep-pocketed donors in California, O’Rourke’s positions on immigration didn’t play nearly so well across the Lone Star State. Blithely ignoring the costs and crime associated with illegal immigration in his state, O’Rourke stumped for an “end [to]the militarization of our immigration enforcement system,” citizenship for “Dreamers,” a “modernized visa system to allow U.S. employers to find workers for jobs that…

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November 6th Election: Just the Facts, Ma’am

What is going on in the 2018 midterm election?! The political pundits and daily blogsters are just about going insane. By any measure this midterm election does not fit into anyone’s familiar experience with voters during a non-presidential election. Let’s just keep this commentary to the point, stay with the facts and, with your indulgence, dear readers, allow this writer to take another shot at convincing you to support some important local initiatives when you vote tomorrow. As of the end of early voting last Friday evening, 4,884,528 Texans voted during the two week early voting period in this 2018…

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“Birthright” Babies Outnumbered Births in 16 States

Though births by illegal aliens are, by definition, difficult to quantify with exactitude, recent research estimates that 297,000 “birthright babies” were born in this country in 2014 (the latest year for which reliable census data was available). Putting those 297,000 births in perspective, an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies found: Births to illegals exceeded the total number of births in any state other than California and Texas. The number is larger than the total number of births in 16 states and the District of Columbia, combined. The estimated 28,000 births to illegal aliens in the Los Angeles metro area alone…

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