Things to always celebrate

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steele coddington

After the debacle of the Democrat debate featuring the demented debt-oriented dingalings displaying a thundering herd of five panderers intent on bankrupting America, we can start by celebrating the hope that none of them will ever get elected. As open advocates of Socialism, they never answered the question, "Who the hell pays for all the stuff they are going to give us for free?" We, the poor tax payers, know Hillary would respond with her Benghazi question, "What difference does it make?"

The sad reality of the Democrat pander-fest debate is that to fulfill their lust to get elected, it will cost you, me, our kids and grand kids billions in horrendous new income taxes (90% on those rich sobs - "to start." ) astronomical national debt forever, and waves of increased immigration to help vote for their social welfare benefits. AND, the cultural consequences of socialism – depression, alcoholism and the elimination of individual liberty present in Cuba, Venezuela, China, Russia, etc. Say good-bye to celebrations of aspiration, spirituality and the joys of living in freedom.

Let's remind ourselves of a few celebrations that would disappear unless the Pandering Prevaricators Promoting the Progression of Poverty and Pandemonium are rejected with an over-whelming "P.U." Why not start with Columbus who seems to have been lost in a sea of forgetful diversification, and celebrate that 523 years ago on Oct. 12th he began the way that led to the Judeo/Christian Republic that is the wonder of the world today. So let's think of him as America's first Evangelist. While political correctness tries to diminish the significance of his discovery, strangely, we still celebrate him and Thanksgiving on this continent, in Canada and the U.S. featuring spiritual thanks to God and a bountiful harvest.

This year America's Thanksgiving is on Nov. 26th and as the day approaches, the great celebration is the continued guarantee of freedom that so characterizes the predominance of a Christian heritage. Joy is difficult to express spiritually, but if you hear it, you may recognize it. Music lovers I know refer lovingly to Beethoven's Ninth, "Ode to Joy" composed by an almost totally deaf man, as one of thee world's most moving choral symphonies – the title says it all!

But it doesn't end there. In 1907 Presbyterian Pastor Henry Van Dyke wrote the hymn, "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" arranged to the music of Beethoven's Ninth in such a beautiful rendition that it's first verse is a consummate expression of the joy of Christianity. I'll repeat it as a joyful testament to the eternality of just one of America's celebrations:

"Joyful, Joyful we adore Thee

God of glory, God of love.

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee

Opening to the Sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness

Drive the dark of doubt away,

Giver of immortal gladness,

Fill us with the light of day."