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  • Thanksgiving

    Posted by Lexington Green on November 26th, 2015 (All posts by )

    signing of the Mayflower Compact

    Thank God for our ancestors of blood and spirit who built this country, dedicated to freedom, equality and the rule of law. The Plymouth pilgrims wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact before landing. They faced a barren wilderness, no shelter, with winter coming on, and a hard and dangerous future. They had a lot to plan for. Yet the first thing they did is clarify the legal and political foundation of their colony. Liberty under law came first, and if that prevailed, prosperity would follow.

    God bless America.

    The Mayflower Compact

    In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.

    Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

    In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620.

    [Signed]
    John Carver
    William Bradford
    Edward Winslow
    William Brewster
    Isaac Allerton
    Myles Standish
    John Alden
    Samuel Fuller
    Christopher Martin
    William Mullins
    William White
    Richard Warren
    John Howland
    Stephen Hopkins
    Edward Tilley
    John Tilley
    Francis Cooke
    Thomas Rogers
    Thomas Tinker
    John Rigsdale
    Edward Fuller
    John Turner
    Francis Eaton
    James Chilton
    John Crackstone
    John Billington
    Moses Fletcher
    John Goodman
    Degory Priest
    Thomas Williams
    Gilbert Winslow
    Edmund Margesson
    Peter Browne
    Richard Britteridge
    George Soule
    Richard Clarke
    Richard Gardiner
    John Allerton
    Thomas English
    Edward Doty
    Edward Leister

     

    3 Responses to “Thanksgiving”

    1. Grurray Says:

      Amen

      Happy Thanksgiving, and thank God for the last best hope of man on earth, America.

    2. vxxc2014 Says:

      Enjoy.

      Perhaps tomorrow we can earn it.

    3. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      HUGH HEWITT: “Thanksgiving,” you write, “excepting the premature and somewhat undernourished Canadian version, is unique to America.” You write that Europeans really just don’t get this.

      MARK STEYN: No, it’s very strange that Europeans don’t quite understand what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about. You know, holidays in countries tend to be ancient religious holidays, obviously Christmas and Easter, or ones named for battles, or dead kings or queens, or whatever. And what I like about Thanksgiving is it’s very small scale, very modest, very intimate, very American, and absolutely gets to the key of things, which is thanking God for the blessings of this great land. And it’s my favorite holiday, and I love it more each year I’m here.

      HH: Listen to this.[MUSIC]

      We know we belong to the land!
      And the land we belong to is grand!