Plenty of reasons to be thankful

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(NNPA)—As we celebrate Thanksgiving, most of us will use this time to reflect on the current state of our lives and the things we are most thankful for.

Unfortunately, an increasing number of people are using this day to complain about having to work on this holiday. I am totally confused by this feigned outrage at having to work on a U.S. holiday. These protesters seem to be focused on big box retail stores such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc. I don’t think it is coincidental that these stores are all non-union stores. It has been alleged that many of these protesters are merely fronts for various unions.

A California Target employee started an online petition against her employer and has received more than 100,000 signatures so far. The employee stated, “I currently work two jobs, substitute teach and work Target at nights and weekends, so having Thanksgiving off really does give me that one day to relax and visit family I otherwise have no time to see.”

What does Target have to do with this? No one is forcing this person to work two jobs. We have freedom of choice, not freedom from choice. Not making a choice is a choice in itself.

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