Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving: Nearly 400 Years of American Orderly Government


Happy Thanksgiving! Pictured above is a copy of the Mayflower Compact (the original is missing), a document forming a type of government entered into by the men who arrived on the Mayflower in Plymouth, Massachusetts in November, 1620, who came to be known as our Pilgrim Fathers. I thought it would be good to post since this Thanksgiving is just after our elections. The Mayflower Compact reminds us that our country has sought to implement orderly government for nearly 400 years. That is something for which to be very thankful.

 There is a lot of bad information out there about America's early New England settlers and their times, one of which is that there was no differentiation between church and state, But have a look for yourself. The Mayflower Compact is a very secular document, and while it acknowledges God, it forms "a civic body politic," not a church.

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, free from conflict resulting from the recent election season.

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