Lincoln believed us to be the "almost chosen people." We do well to give God thanks for His unique blessings upon us.
A Claremont Thanksgiving
A Claremont Thanksgiving Feast.
"Gratitude is always in one’s own power." –John Adams
Tracing the divine line between thanks and charity.
Thanksgiving: American Civil Religion Done Right.
Robert Royal on the necessary grounding of gratitude, David Azerrad and Emina Melonic on the obstacles to American gratitude, and Matthew Peterson on the natural gratitude we owe to God, family, and country.
Just as it belongs to religion to give worship to God, so does it belong to piety to give worship to one's parents and one's country.
May the spirit of the Pilgrims never fade.
The Founders' America protects a sphere outside of politics where men and women can worship God the Redeemer according to the dictates of conscience and the judgment of reason informed by revelation.
We must not ignore our extraordinary blessings.
Allen Guelzo, Richard Brookhiser, Joseph Bottum, and Justin Dyer on the thought and action of Lincoln's Thanksgiving and his wrestling with God.
The Genuinely American Debate over Federalism and Thanksgiving.
We should be thankful for the sheer wonder of being.
Thanksgiving remains one of our few unifying traditions.
How Abraham Lincoln created Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Wasn't Always a Source of National Unity.
The battle for Thanksgiving.
Never forget the blessings the founders bequeathed.
Lincoln’s American heart wrestled with a trying season.
We are fortunate to live in a country where we enjoy the freedoms that many "otherwise minded" died elsewhere to achieve.
Jim Antle on how Thanksgiving remains, Angelo Codevilla on the Judeo-Christianity still discernible in the American soul, Kevin Stuart on the American Civil Religion, Robert Alt on the oppression we have thus far avoided, and Christopher Wolfe listing some basic freedoms we ought not take for granted.