Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:03 PM
CountSnail (48 posts)
How American Consumerismís Insatiability is Killing Thanksgiving
A good look at Black Friday's recent "incursion" into Thanksgiving, and the threats that this poses to the future of Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:14 PM
Igel (25,143 posts)
5. I agree with Jefferson.
Thanksgiving Day is an unconstitutional violation of the wall of separation between church and state.
We love to quote the Dansbury letter's language but we scrupulously ignore what the topic was.
Then we redefine "thankful" as an adjective with two semantic roles instead of the traditional three. ("x thankful to y for z" becomes "x thankful about z" with "thankful" reduced to "fuzzy, warm feeling").
Makes as much sense to me as redefining "give" as a two-place predicate.