“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor — and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me ‘to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
“Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be — That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks — for His kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation — for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His Providence which we experienced in the tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed — for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted — for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which He hath been pleased to confer upon us.
“And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions — to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually — to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed — to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn [sic] kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord — To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease [sic] of science among them and us — and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. — Given under my hand at the City of New York, the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.”
Can you imagine my friends, a sitting president today, invoking God like He was, in this quote? The first paragraph of this Thanksgiving Proclamation is essentially thanking God for our founding and our Constitution. Now, if you don’t know this, this was George Washington’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation, given on October 2, 1789! Yes, the Father of our country, as Rush put it, and as it should be put. Our first president.
We have people like Obama telling us that America is NOT a christian nation, yet all the proof, if you wish to go look, shows that God was involved in all the forming of this great nation, in a very Christian way I might add. But think for a moment, what would the ACLU have said to Bush if he had said something like this? HMMMM? I didn’t say Obama, because he wouldn’t say something like this……but I can tell you.
Like I said, this was George Washington’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation. No where in it was there anything about the Pilgrims, or the Indians. No where in there is there anything about socialism or welfare. No where in there is anything about starving or sickness. There is nothing in there about anything that the Liberals and the media has led us to think should be in a speech by a sitting president about Thanksgiving. The number of references to God the “Almighty” would set the ACLU on fire today. If a president today would say something like this for Thanksgiving, the ACLU would probably fire off a law suit, along with many other “so called” groups who would sue because it was intolerable to have to be subjected to listen to such a speech. The fact that if it offends you, you turning it off doesn’t occur to anyone anymore.
See my friends, just how far off course from the course we were started on we have allowed this country to go? The America today has almost no resemblance to the America that was started. And to me folks, that is what is problematic here. We, thanks to our leadership and the entitites that they have in bed with them, have done everything they can to take losing our freedoms off the table as something that is bad. And no matter how they try to spin it folks, losing our freedoms, in anyway, is problematic at least. And it needs to be stopped.
We here at the Wise Conservatism household wish each and everyone of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. God Bless you all.
God Bless America, her troops, her allies and her people
God Bless my readers, my listeners on BTR and my viewers on You Tube……