In its efforts to be politically correct, the U.S. Postal Service has decided to issue holiday stamps to accommodate the beliefs and non-beliefs of everyone. In the old days the Postal Service issued a traditional Christmas stamp based on Christian beliefs. After all, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, not the birth of anyone else.

Government is — or ought to be — limited. Severely, in fact. But what about liberty? Does it have limits, too?

We’re tempted to answer, “Heck, no!” because freedom is so intoxicating. Who doesn’t want to be master of his own fate, without overseers to steal our wealth while forcibly preventing us from living where we choose, or practicing the profession we please, who compel us to go where we don’t want to, whether into prison or overseas to kill people with whom we’ve never quarreled?

Becky AkersCheer that rarest of events: one of our rulers told the truth! Granted, presidential wannabee Mike Huckabee has an ulterior motive — but heck, he wouldn’t be a politician otherwise.

There’s a new picture of Obama that’s sticking in my mind, like a song that keeps playing in your head  (the one that keeps playing for me this week is “Empire State of Mind,” especially the lines by Alicia Keys).

And now comes Thanksgiving! A day of love and gratitude, food, family, and friends, with few of the pressures and most of the pleasures of Christmas. Even the weather exhilarates: neither too hot nor cold as the vestiges of autumn’s glory still cheer the forests and lade our tables.

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