Good news for Christmas!

Summary:  For Christmas we take one of our occasional breaks from our steady stream of bad news to deliver some good news.  Regular service will resume tomorrow.  Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you all!

Christmas peace

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Contents

  1. A special post about Christmas
  2. A video about Christmas history of America’s military
  3. A holiday reminder about gifts to those who defend America
  4. A real Christmas story, for which we should be grateful
  5. Good news about the world
  6. Posts with good news about America

(1)   A special post about Christmas

From 2011, well worth reading:  I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Marines in WWII.

(2)  A holiday reminder about gifts to those who defend America

(3)  A video about Christmas history of America’s military

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(4)  A real Christmas story, for which Americans should be grateful

Here is a Christmas story known to few Americans, which should be read by all:  Washington’s Gift by Thomas Fleming, Wall Street Journal, 24 December 2007 — “Our revolution could have ended in despotism, like so many others.”  Subscription only; an open copy appears at the David Gold website):

There is a Christmas story at the birth of this country that very few Americans know. It involves a single act by George Washington — his refusal to take absolute power — that affirms our own deepest beliefs about self-government, and still has profound meaning in today’s world. To appreciate its significance, however, we must revisit a dark period at the end of America’s eight-year struggle for independence.

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2 thoughts on “Good news for Christmas!

  1. Thanks for the patriotic messages. It is worth asking whether anyone who holds an influential position in America today would make the same decision that George Washington made after his service ended.

    1. Anthony,

      We have been fortunately to have great leaders in times of crisis. On the other hand, perhaps the American people were great and so found great leaders among them. These things are difficult to understand; perhaps beyond our ability to understand.

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