A Conservative’s Thanksgiving Paean — Ground Beneath, God Above, Allies Beside

It would be easy to take a glass-half-empty approach to this year’s holiday season. To grimly predict that we will be a great deal less merry this time next year, etc. The events of November 6th, coupled with the brewing conflict involving Israel, and the impunity with which malfeasants are treated in our government today is enough to drive one to have too many glasses of Uncle Eddie’s holiday grog.

However, that seems to me to be a decidedly un-American perspective. This nation has been in dire straits before and has survived by the grace of God. I am not Pollyannish enough to vow that the America we know and love will survive another 4 years of assault by Barack Obama, but I am firmly convinced of one fact: if any nation and its people could survive such an assault on their fundamental principles and laws, it is America.

We have a great deal to be thankful for this year, the most obvious being that we live in what is still the greatest country on God’s green earth. Yes, we’re on a rapid, downward trajectory but the rest of the world is either trying to catch up to where we were or already ahead of us on the road to serfdom.

Countries like Australia, Honduras, South Korea, Poland, and others are making great strides in creating free-market economies and maximizing the opportunities and liberties of their citizens, but they will need several generations before they can be considered a world-beater and call the shots as our nation has been able to do for the past 50 years. Most of the other nations which make up the Western world have already fallen hook, line, and sinker for the socialist charade and are miles ahead of us on the highway to totalitarianism. Nowhere else on this planet will you find a nation which provides as much opportunity, in combination with such a vast array of natural beauty and resources, as the United States of America.

We have the finest military in the world. And every single soldier in that military volunteered to be a part of it. We are blessed to have such an abundance of selfless and courageous young men and women. They will keep us safe from any and all threats, provided the brass and the politicians (but I repeat myself…) let them do what they are willing and able to do. I am thankful for the thousands of men and women in uniform who are serving around the globe, missing their family’s Thanksgiving dinner so that my family would be able to feast in freedom and security.

I am thankful for my brothers and sisters in the conservative trenches with me. My friend and fellow Clasher, John Kirkwood, is fond of thanking President Obama for “organizing our community” and he’s absolutely right. The explosion of conservative blogs, forums, and alternative media sources since 2008 is astounding. We have come so far, so quickly, and have impacted the political landscape of this country. Remember when the Tea Party couldn’t get a lick of coverage? They thought they could ignore us. They were wrong. They thought they would intimidate us into silence through lies and demonization. They were wrong. If they think they can get us to kiss the ring by electing Chicago Santa Claus for a second term, they are about to discover they are thrice-wrong.

I am thankful that I belong to a group of people who share the same values and vision for this country, and that this group of people is willing to stand up and fight for what they know is right. I have no doubt that President Obama’s second term will produce even greater determination, more explosive innovation, and lots more awesome YouTube clips of progressive dillweeds getting owned by Joe the Barber or Mabel the Accountant.

I am thankful that I serve a God who combines righteousness with humility, truth with mercy, and holiness with grace, and that this nation is founded on His principles. Yes, those principles have been muted, abridged, neutered, and mocked but the One on whom they stand will not be so easily dismissed. Our nation is not founded on a God who prizes strength over all. Nor is it founded on a pantheon of gods with morals as varied as their appetites. The basis of our country’s governance is a God who does not waver or waffle. Not only are His attributes written in stone, He created that stone on which they are written.

In short, this year I am thankful for the ground under my feet, my God above, and y’all by my side.

About the author: Luke Hamilton

Luke Hamilton is classically-trained, Shakespearean actor from Eugene, Oregon who happens to be a liberty-loving, right-wing, Christian constitutionalist. When not penning columns for ClashDaily.com, Hamilton spends his time astride the Illinois-Wisconsin border, leading bands of liberty-starved citizens from the progressive gulags of Illinois to [relative] freedom. Hamilton is the creative mind/voice behind Pillar & Cloud Productions, a budding production company which resides at www.PillarCloudProductions.com. He owes all to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whose strength is perfected in his weakness.

View all articles by Luke Hamilton
  • Candy

    Fabulous. Amen!

  • John Kirkwood

    You always pick me up Stage. Glad to have you ‘on the wall.’

  • Wes Walker

    *stands* *applauds*

    Magnificent.

    And a very happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US of A.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Luke Hamilton: “Nor is it founded on a pantheon of gods with morals as varied as their appetites.”

    If only this were true! It WAS true in the early 1600s, but NOT since the polytheistic enabling First Amendment replaced the First Commandment. Since the States ratified the Bill of Rights in 1789, America went from being one united nation under one God to a divided nation under many gods. As a result of the framers sedition against Yahweh it has become the most polytheistic nation to exist, with the possible exception of the Roman Empire.

    For more, see online Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt11.html. Also don’t miss our Constitution Survey in the right-hand side bar by which you will receive a free copy of the 85-page “Primer” of the book just mentioned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobertAlexander.Salvage Robert Alexander

    Matthew 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    Isaiah 32:
    1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
    2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
    3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
    4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

PRIORITIES: Guess What Obama Is Doing For Labor Day Weekend Instead of Forming A Strategy to Defeat ISIS
Load more