Thanksgiving, to me, is one of the most important and meaningful holidays
on our calendar.
There’s a rich tradition for this holiday that dates back, not just
through American history, but thousands of years through the history of the
Too often, today, we dwell on the problems we face, on the obstacles in
our way, on the hurdles blocking our progress as individuals and as a
society. There are certainly many that we deal with in the news business on
a daily basis. There are horrors and evils we must confront and expose.
Yet, there is much for which to be thankful.
I’m personally thankful for my wife, Elizabeth, my children, and my
extended family for the personal, unconditional love and inspiration they
give me to carry on.
I’m thankful for the people who surround me in my work here at
I’m thankful for a small group of people who, like me, battle every day
to confront injustice – Judicial Watch’s Larry Klayman, my good friend and
attorney, Rush and David Limbaugh, Geoff Metcalf, Jane Chastain, Chuck
Harder, Michael Reagan, Melanie Morgan, Warren Duffy, George Putnam, Ray
Briem, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Sean Hannity,
Ted Baehr and others. These are folks who will never run for political
office but make a far more important contribution to our culture through
their conscience-driven activism.
I’m thankful for a small group of journalistic colleagues, as well. I
think, especially, of Bill Gertz, Matt Drudge, Robert Morton, Doug Thompson,
and Paul Sperry – all of whom stand up to the establishment, to the
conventions of our day, in their relentless desire to seek truth.
I’m thankful for those who came before us in America and left us with at
least the vestiges of freedom – from George Washington to Ronald Reagan.
I’m thankful there are hundreds of thousands of people out there in
America and throughout the world who turn to WorldNetDaily for their news
I’m thankful for some of my closest friends who have been with me through
some trying times in my life – especially Jesse Corti and Mark Masters.
I’m thankful I’m alive, I’m healthy and I am able to speak out on the
issues of the day. I’m thankful I’ve been blessed with a talent to inform
people, to entertain them, and to make them think.
All of these thanks are directed one place – toward Heaven, to God.
That’s what Thanksgiving is really all about. Don’t forget it as you sit down to
enjoy your turkey today. This is a very spiritual American holiday – or at
least it should be. Remember to invite God to your table today. Ask Him to
continue blessing America – to purge it of evil and to shower it with His
We don’t deserve what we have, America. So it would be a good time to get
down on your knees and thank God for His grace, His mercy and His bountiful
blessings. That’s what I’ll be doing today. And I’ll be thinking of all of
you and hoping and praying you do the same.
The Psalms of Thanksgiving:
“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy
wondrous works” (Psalms 26:7).
“Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High”
“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with
thanksgiving” (Psalms 69:30).
“Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful
noise unto him with psalms” (Psalms 95:2).
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with
praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalms 100:4).
“And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his
works with rejoicing” (Psalms 107:22).
“I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon
the name of the LORD” (Psalms 116:17).
“Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto
our God” (Psalms 147:7).