Thanksgiving, The Anti-Fast Day

Human Events online asks,

Did you know that the day we celebrate as Thanksgiving was supposed to be a fast?
It took one politically incorrect farmer to change the course of history. When the government tried to impose a fast, he called for a grand feast—thanksgivings—so that Americans could celebrate their bounty and nourish their bodies, not lament their hardships through hunger.
Ben Franklin’s tale of the first Thanksgiving is revealed in a soon-to-be-released book, The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, edited by Franklin descendent Mark Skousen, a professor at Columbia University.

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