Editorial: Americans should give thanks

Americans have a lot to be thankful for.

We now have hope because we are getting a new president. Our hope really comes from God and Jesus Christ, but we have been laboring under an oppressive government that squelches religious liberty and embraces immoral behavior. It sure looks like that is going to change.

We are a great nation, because of our Christian heritage, our freedom and our people. People all over the world dream of coming here so they can freely practice their religion and build a better life for themselves and their children.

Our nation has great resources, the greatest of which is the drive and innovation of our people.

We should be thankful for a peaceful transfer of power in the presidency. We are thankful for freedom of speech.

America is thankful for those who serve in our military, particularly those overseas and in harm’s way. God bless them in their mission and a safe return home.

Why do atheists celebrate Thanksgiving? In order to give thanks, you have to thank someone? Who are they thanking?

No, most Americans are thankful to God for the blessings of life, liberty and happiness.

People sitting on top of a sea of oil in Venezuela are starving to death. Christians in Syria are being beheaded by Muslim terrorists. Chinese Christians are persecuted and killed. Europe in under a constant threat of terrorism. The Nation Israel is being threatened in every direction. Tulsa has an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases. Earthquakes in Oklahoma are gaining strength.

The problems are huge. The answers are elusive. But now we have more hope. And reasons to thank God.