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Big Government Not Invited to Thanksgiving Feast: Caroline Baum

It is the tradition of this column every year at this time to recount the story of Thanksgiving.

The history of the Pilgrims’ early struggles in their new land and triumph over obstacles resonates on many levels, from the personal to the political. The government’s actions in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 -- some necessary, others not -- and intrusion on the private sector have given the story renewed poignancy.