Texas This I Know...

Texas This I Know...
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Thursday, November 25, 2004

I Am Thankful...

I am thankful. I believe that I, and all Americans, have won the Lottery of the Human Race. To have the phenomenal luck to be born in this country, at this point in history defies all the odds.

At no other time, and in in no other nation, has the standard of living for the average person been higher than it is in America now.

Food. In my lifetime, and I am nearly 60 years old, no one, in America, has starved to death because food was not available. In the entire history of the USA no one has died in America because of famine. The biggest health problem faced by our "poor" is obesity.

Home Ownership. More people own their homes in America than there are people who rent places to live.

Automobiles. There are more cars in America than people. The gasoline to propel them is cheaper than in any other industrialized country. And we have the finest, longest, widest road system in the world and in the history of the world to drive them on. We can travel distances in a day that takes weeks in other parts of the world.

Longevity. At no other time and no other place on Earth have ordinary people had the prospect of living as long and healthily as in the USA. Conditions and diseases that would have been a death sentence 40 years ago are routinely dealt with and the patient sent home, cured.

Freedom. In America, we have the right to say almost anything we want, do almost anything we want to do, and go almost anywhere we want to go. The civil rights of the average person is protected and looked after more closely than in any other country at any time in history.

Choice of rulers. We have the right to select the people who govern us, and if they don't please us, we can throw them out and choose someone else. It is called voting.

We are blessed with more material wealth,long life, and freedom than any other group of people in the history of Mankind.

Thank you GOD!


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