QUESTION OF THE DAY: WILL THANKSGIVING SUCCUMB?
“The first thing we can thank God for this Thanksgiving is that we Americans still have Thanksgiving. This holiday, so bound up with our history and our traditions, is in danger. Most department stores have long since put up their Christmas — correction, holiday — decorations and filled the air with ‘Yuletide’ carols,” declares Bob Morrison, a senior fellow with the Family Research Council.
“With more and more national retail chains opening for business on Thanksgiving, we have to ask: Will Thanksgiving Day give way to ‘Black Thursday’ in years to come? Will it be no more than the kickoff for the season of year-end bargain-hunting? Will an unrelenting materialism drive out any time for home and hearth?”