So why don’t our schools teach to whole truth about Thanksgiving? And why don’t our politicians see to it that they do? And why do they teach half truths about taxation? I could go on and on. What’s got me going right now? I was reading a few words from my latest Johnny Vic book, and the old frustrated heart started pumping a little harder. Governor Bradford wrote, “The experience we had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years . . . that by the taking away of property, and bringing community into a common wealth,” . . .
“Okay, wait a minute sport,” said Ben to Johnny Vic. That’s where Governor Bradford is talking about the system of governing they were using. When he mentions the ‘taking away of property,’ he was referring to the system they were using. Actually it was a form of Socialism. Simply put, nobody owned anything. Not their homes, their property. They all worked for their community. Sounds nice right? But wait, if you go a little further, he wrote, “for young men that were most able and fit for labor in service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without recompense . . . that was thought unjustice.’
“So Johnny, it all had to do with motivation. And justice. Let’s say you and Johanna were in the garden. Both of you being paid to pick string beans. You work hard, filling three baskets while she just sits around, enjoying the sunshine. She carries half a basket of beans to the boss. You carry three baskets overloaded. And she gets paid the same amount of money you do . . .”
“Hey, that’s not fair, Uncle Ben.”
“You’re right. So you’d get a tad angry and wouldn’t be motivated to work hard the next time, would you?”
“So, Johnny, in addition to thanking the natives for saving their lives, Governor Bradford was thanking God for giving him the notion to give each of their people their own plot of land, and telling them they were responsible for themselves. That’s when they flourished. And they grew enough to sell at market. And when they flourished, they were able to help others. In a nutshell that’s why America has been able to help people around the world. Because we were motivated. And free. And as the great people that we are, we gave as we could. Can’t give much these days, tho, can we?”
If you have read this far, you might wonder why this has not been taught in our schools. Well, you might find the answer to that question if you check out a site called: www.Act!forAmerica.
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