A Tradition: Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Real Story of Thanksgiving’

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In 2021, Rush Limbaugh’s golden EIB microphone went silent and America lost its most renowned radio host. Born on January 12, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Rush’s legacy was the transformation of conservatism into an esoteric stance that often was featured at college debates but not really considered a powerful political movement into a national force that helped launch Ronald Reagan and made the country stand up for its values of freedom and independence. 

In 1994, after Republicans took back Congress for the first time in decades, “the orientation for incoming freshman Republican members of the 104th Congress culminated Saturday night with an oratorical dance by the man they said helped get them to Washington: conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.

In a remarkable display of appreciation and loyalty, they first made him an honorary member of the House of Representatives and declared themselves part of the ‘Limbaugh Congress,’ saying he had given the Republicans ‘the courage to take back our country.’”

Rush loved Thanksgiving, and he always explained how thankful he was for the life he had. Talking about history of the first Thanksgiving became an annual tradition on the show. NCP thinks it should be kept alive. 

In his second book, See, I Told You So, the Presidential Medal of Freedom winner talked about The Real Story of Thanksgiving.  

He loved to explain that “the real story of Thanksgiving, going back to the very first early days of the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock, is that socialism failed.” We’re posting El Rushbo’s reading below to keep that tradition alive.

The transcript reads: Now, here’s the part that has been omitted. The original contract the Pilgrims entered into in Holland — they had sponsors. They didn’t have the money to do this trip on their own. They had sponsors. There were merchant sponsors in London and in Holland. And these merchant sponsors demanded that everything that the Pilgrims produced in the New World would go into a common store, a single bank, if you will. And that each member of the Pilgrim community was entitled to one share.

“So everybody had an equal share of whatever was in that bank. All of the land they cleared, all of the houses they built belonged to that bank, to the community as well. And they were going to distribute it equally, because they were gonna be fair. So all of the land that they cleared and all the houses they built belonged to everybody. Belonged to the community. Belonged to the bank, belonged to the common store. Nobody owned anything. They just had an equal share in it. It was a commune.

“The Pilgrims established a commune, essentially. Forerunner of the communes we saw in the sixties and seventies out in California. They even had their own organic vegetables, by the way. Yep. The Pilgrims, forerunners of organic vegetables. Of course, what else could there be? No such thing as processed anything back then.

“Now, William Bradford, who had become the governor of the colony ’cause he was the leader, recognized that this wasn’t gonna work. This was costly and destructive, and it just wasn’t working. It was collectivism. It was socialism. It wasn’t working. That first winter had taken a lot of lives. The manpower was greatly reduced. So William Bradford decided to take bold action…

If you can’t watch the video of the host who had “talent on loan from God” you can read the whole rendition of the story at his website.

We at New Conservative Post wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

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