"No government of the left has done as much for the poor as capitalism has. Even when it comes to the redistribution of income, the left talks the talk but the free market walks the walk. What do the poor most need? They need to stop being poor. And how can that be done, on a mass scale, except by an economy that creates vastly more wealth? Yet the political left has long had a remarkable lack of interest in how wealth is created. As far as they are concerned, wealth exists somehow and the only interesting question is how to redistribute it." ~ Thomas Sowell
Columbus or Canada?
While it's absolutely true that no Voluntaryist should wish to sanction a state-approved holiday to begin with -- at least, not merely because of that approval -- I have chosen as of last year to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving rather than Columbus Day. This is not because I endorse Canada as an overall better tax farm, nor am I from Canada, but rather because I see greater evil in celebrating the life of a murderous slave trader who ridiculously purported to claim territory in the name of a regent. Thanksgiving in Canada, according to my research, while established by the Canuck state, is solely to commemorate harvesting season. Plus, it's kind of fun to go out to a restaurant on the 2nd Monday in October and get a turkey dinner with all the trimmings roughly 6 weeks before I eat a home-cooked version with my family.
So, my point is to both raise awareness and have fun at the same time by ditching Conqueror Columbus for Toronto Turkey. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Mashed potatoes? :-)