TurkeyI’ll be off to a cabin in the mountains tonight, and not back home until Sunday. Whether or not I get the chance to blog over the holiday remains to be seen; in the meantime, I’d like to say that I think this is an important holiday.

To those who live in America, Happy Thanksgiving. The people who arrived on these shores not too long ago had a desire to be free, their sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters had the intelligence to ensure that the government of their new nation would embody those principles, and their ancestors today inherit a nation worthy of thankfulness.

And to those who don’t live in America, Happy Thanksgiving. Frankly, you have a lot to thank America for too. Don’t let anti-American voices around the world, nor the actions of a group of neoconservatives in office, detract from the fact that you owe America for standing up for the ideals of liberty, with influence felt all over the earth. Every one of the morons who spout their mouths in hatred of America should be instead thanking their god(s) or their lucky stars for the U.S. It may be trendy to denigrate the United States, but sensible, freedom-loving people around the world understand that America is still an important force for good.

Happy Thanksgiving.