Thanksgiving, like some holidays, is under attack by liberals who only see it as a day of oppression. For some other Americans, Thanksgiving is primarily about food, family, and football. But here are the two true stories of Thanksgiving that you’re not likely to find in a public school textbook.
Every year, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh tells a story of Thanksgiving that outlines the Pilgrim’s failed attempt at socialism and what they tried next.
“Thanksgiving is actually explained in [way too many] textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives, rather than what it was. Thanksgiving was ‘a devout expression of gratitude’ to God,” Limbaugh said last November.
Limbaugh explained that the Pilgrims had to abide by a contract, which “called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community was entitled to one common share. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well.”
But their socialist-style community failed, and “What [William] Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else,” Rush said.
In response, Bradford switched the colony to a free market system. He let everyone have their own land and reap the benefits of their own labors.
Bradford wrote later, “This had very good success. For it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.”
The Pilgrim’s system was so successful that they had a feast to thank God and share their bounty with their Indian neighbors.
Listen to Limbaugh’s full story:
In response to liberal criticism of the holiday, conservative educational site Prager University just created a 6-minute illustrated video explaining exactly why the Pilgrims came to America, what they found when they got there, and how God used just the right person to help them survive.
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