Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Jonah Goldberg on Thanksgiving and what it means to be an American.

If we were even remotely as bad as our critics overseas believe us to be, all of the mavericks, troublemakers, and whistleblowers wouldn't be mavericks, troublemakers, and whistleblowers. They would either be silent or they'd be in unmarked graves.

For every politician who takes a bribe, every journalist who plagiarizes, every husband who hits his wife, every child who cheats, there are multitudes who do none of these things, not because they are saints or heroes, but simply because they are human beings raised in this good and decent land. Yes, I am proud of and thankful for the real heroes risking and sacrificing everything in Iraq. But on this Thanksgiving, let's also be thankful and proud that the thing these heroes are defending is so gloriously worth it.

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