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By Dr. Alex McFarland

Thanking God on This Thanksgiving Day

Let’s set aside the petty on an important holiday — and be grateful to the Lord for family, friends, neighbors, co-workers

The endless controversy regarding NFL players (and others) who refuse to stand for our national anthem has troubled countless Americans, myself included. It is unsettling that patriotism is so lacking these days, especially among millennials and those who are younger.

On staff at a university, teaching adjunctively at several schools and speaking to many thousands of teens each year, I have the opportunity to “pick the brains” of these young people about a lot of topics. And I can say first-hand that youth are not encouraged to appreciate this nation as previous generations were. Young adults are constantly told how bad America is — and if not reversed, this continual conditioning to not love America will seriously undermine our national security.

Is America still worth loving, still worth saving, and still worth thanking Almighty God for right now? Yes. People outside of America would say, “Unequivocally, yes.” How do I know? Whenever I or my wife travel to developing nations, people routinely offer money to take their children to live in America.

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