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If you're a democrat, you should NOT celebrate Thanksgiving!

Original post made by bradford on Nov 20, 2013

Most people do not know the real significance of Thanksgiving. Did you know that the real "Thanks" is a thanks to God and for the blessing of PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND CAPITALISM? (You know, those concepts that Democrats...especially Obama are opposed to). Thanksgiving is a denouncement of "Collectivism."

Upon the arrival to America, the Pilgrims initially set up a "collectivist" and "utopian" type of economic system (i.e. socialism, marxism, communism) in order to survive. There was no such thing as "private property." Their means of supporting themselves failed and starvation was a big threat. Then Col. Bradford decided to allow the pilgrims to own a piece of land to grow their crops and to sell their produce. They thrived as a result and rest is history.

Here is a link for more info on this...
Web Link

Obama and his ilk are doing everything in opposition to free-market capitalism and to deny any respect to those who believe in God.

Comments (15)

Posted by Home-Schooled Caleb, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

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Posted by Joanna, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Ah, the wisdom of FreedomWorks!
Ha, that's a good one! Thanks for
the chuckle-- it's been a long day!


Posted by Right, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Thanks for the reminder of what it takes to not only survive, but succeed in this country. Obviously, leftists won't understand, but imagine them standing in the snow in Boston in the 16th century waiting for the govt to help them and tell them what to do. Lol.
What clueless lemmings......


Posted by 16th Century Libertarian anti-Liberal Karl Marx Hater, a resident of Grey Eagle Estates
on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Good one, Right. Because, like, the pilgrims and our modern day lives were so similar - same infrastructures, same modes of production, same governments, same human needs. I like the way you make them identical. My, how time doesn't fly! Good thinking!


Posted by yadayadablahblah, a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Brad, please jump off a bridge. And, BTW, please don't ask your Unionized Fire & Police department for help. After all, they maybe DEMOCRATS !


Posted by Tony, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 20, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Hey youse guys, I know what might have helped the Pilgrims survive. They could've set up a Walmart organization, and during Thanksgiving season, each store could have a "Donate to Your Fellow Employees" charity drive. That way, see, no governmental collectivist-communist-anarchist-liberal-socialist intervention, and the owners of Walmart get to keep their billions while smiling down benevolently on their food stamp-denied workers. (Pay no attention to those surveillance cameras in the employees' room; that's only to protect freedom from scurrilous workers who are thinking of organizing like the communist dogs they are.) Freedom Werks!

Thank you, Bradford, for contributing yet another intellectual gem from the Right.


Posted by Non sequitur, a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

How did you jump to the assertion that Democrats are opposed to property rights or capitalism? Plenty of Democrats own property and businesses. What have you been reading? - please stop reading it


Posted by right, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

Non sequitur, maybe using the term 'oppose' is inaccurate. Perhaps the more accurate description is that they undermine individuals property rights and undermine businesses pursuit of success through burdensome regulations, confiscatory taxation policies (redistribution schemes). The democrats that choose to contribute to society by employing people and not interfering with citizen's property rights are the exception and represent what most people refer to as 'blue dog' democrats. The democrats that give their ilk a bad reputation are the ones that espouse goofy social policies and seek to control actions they personally do not engage in or oppose because they don't understand citizens need for freedom from govt oppression. They are collectively responsible for the long slow decline of our state over the past 40+ years. Who else would you blame for the mess that is our state?


Posted by bradford, a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Dear Non Seq,
Thank you for your question regarding private property rights. The real push to de-link private property from liberty originated from FDR's second bill of rights. He felt that if the two were separated then ordinary citizens would have nowhere else to turn for their sustenance than the federal government. And history has shown that when this happens, many people suffer and starve from rationing.

I would encourage you to listen to the following two audio clips. The first one is 12 minutes but if you don't have time, Levin focuses on private property rights beginning around minute 8 on.

Web Link

The second audio focuses on private property and liberty throughout the 8 min clip.

Web Link

Related to private property rights, have you been keeping apprised with Obama's Federal land grab?

Web Link

Please open your eyes. Obama and the Congressional Democrats want to shift ownership of your private property (all your assets) to the Federal government.



Posted by Billie, a resident of Mohr Park
on Nov 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Actually, the title should probably read "If you're a Native American, you shouldn't celebrate Thanksgiving". I find it interesting, as posters blather on about "private property rights" and the first Thanksgiving, that none of you mention to whom the land actually belonged originally, and to whom the first white settlers actually owed their continued existence.

"The area surrounding the site of the first Thanksgiving, now known as southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island had been the home of the Wampanoag people for over 12,000 years, and had been visited by other European settlers before the arrival of the Mayflower. The native people knew the land well and had fished, hunted, and harvested for thousands of generations."

Squanto, a leader in the Wampanoag tribes, "helped the settlers grow corn and use fish to fertilize their fields. After several meetings, a formal agreement was made between the settlers and the native people and they joined together to protect each other from other tribes in March of 1621." "As the Puritans prepared for winter, they gathered anything they could find, including Wampanoag supplies."

"Although prayers and thanks were probably offered at the 1621 harvest gathering, the first recorded religious Thanksgiving Day in Plymouth happened two years later in 1623. On this occasion, the colonists gave thanks to God for rain after a two-month drought." Note: NOT "private property rights and capitalism", but drought.

White settlers "thrived" by learning and utilizing Native Americans abilities to survive, stealing their land, and eventually, after years of betrayal and bloodshed, herding them off onto land that no one else wanted, and locking them up on reservatios.

So much for Native American property rights.

Web Link


Posted by Wal-Marty, a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I'm thankful for Wal-Mart. We all have the same opportunity to be as smart and wealthy as mr.Walton. It would be nice to see them as the largest employer instead of the Government. Wal-Mart employees never complain neither should union puppets.


Posted by Love Thanksgiving, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Ah go shut down the government again right!


Posted by Caleb, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:40 pm

If there's all that opportunity, Wal-Marty, then we all need to ask: What happened to you? Why have you been so left behind?


Posted by Danny, a resident of another community
on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

Pleasanton Weekly stands strong on "conflict of Interest" not being an issue.

Observnt1- PW, Your all about winning because you grew up a loser. I have no kid to get up to par whatever that is?
This is not about winning or losing, if it was they would have put them on the freshman team and everything would be great.

Provem1- another PW employee, Really? You have a scout from any college or pro team judge the tryout and you would be lucky to have one make the team


Posted by WAl-Marty, a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:16 am

Well Caleb, You see i was home schooled and raised to be a democrat silly. Oh sorry that means i'm not for BIG Business. I am left but not behind and i rather choose a different path. I sure do admire Mr. W


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