Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Proclamations

Thanksgiving Proclamations Courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Family Council,

In November of 1621, the Pilgrims had what is considered to be the first Thanksgiving. On November 29th, 1623, three years after the Pilgrims' arrival and two years after the first Thanksgiving, William Bradford, who was Governor of the Plymouth Colony, made an official proclamation of a day of Thanksgiving:

To all ye Pilgrims:

In as much as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetable, and has made the forest to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us ..., has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience;

Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house ..., on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three, and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.

On October 21st, 1785, John Langdon, who was the Governor of New Hampshire, a signer of the U.S. Constitution as well as a U.S. Senator, made this official Proclamation for a General Thanksgiving to the State of New Hampshire:

The munificent Father of Mercies, and Sovereign Disposer of Events, having been graciously pleased to relieve the United States of America from the Calamities of a long and dangerous war.... preventing Famine from entering our Borders; -- eventually restored to us the blessings of Peace, on Terms advantageous and honourable.

...It therefore becomes our indispensable Duty, not only to acknowledge, in general with the rest of Mankind, our dependence on the supreme Ruler of the Universe, but as a people peculiarly favoured to testify our Gratitude to the Author of all our Mercies, in the most solemn and public manner.

I Do therefore, agree to a Vote of the General Court, appointing Thursday the 24th Day of November next, to be observed and kept as a Day of General Thanksgiving throughout this State ...

On November 8, 1783, John Hancock, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and first member of the Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence, issued A Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving to celebrate the victorious conclusion of the Revolutionary War:

Whereas... these United States are not only happily rescued from the Danger and Calamities to which they have been so long exposed but their Freedom, Sovereignty and Independence ultimately acknowledged.

And whereas... the Interposition of Divine Providence in our Favor hath been most abundantly and most graciously manifested and the Citizens of these United States have every Reason for Praise and Gratitude to the God of their salvation.

Impresses therefore with an exalted Sense of Blessings by which we are surrounded and of our entire Dependence on that Almighty Being from whose Goodness and Bounty they are derived; I do. .. appoint Thursday the eleventh Day of December next to be religiously observed as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer..

On September 25th, 1789, Congress unanimously approved a resolution asking the President to proclaim a National Day of Thanksgiving and on October 3, 1789, while in New York City, President George Washington shared his Thanksgiving Proclamation:

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...

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of November next to be devoted by the people of these United States... 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 promote the knowledge and practice of the true religion and virtue...

On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a formal proclamation, passed by an Act of Congress initiating the first annual National Day of Thanksgiving.

No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the most high God who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy...

I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens... [it is] announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord ... It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice, by the whole American people.

Let's all remember the words of these great men and thank God for His blessings.

Rocky Mountain Family Council

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

GOODBYE, 8000-Dow Plunges Nearly 430 To Fall ** Below 8,000 Mark

(image from Yahoo news / Drudge Report)
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This is just more of the Stock Market's initial reaction to the election of Barack Hussein Obama to the Presidency of the United States, and the Democrat party's rise to power.

America voted for CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN.

Well, things are changing, do you still believe in it?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

If You Love & Appreciate Your Freedom, Thank A Military Veteran

It Is The Soldier

by Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army

It is the Soldier, not the minister

Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter

Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet

Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer

Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer

Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician

Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,

Who serves beneath the flag,

And whose coffin is draped by the flag,

Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Copyright Charles M. Province, 1970, 2005. All rights reserved.

Images are from: Military & Veterans' Pages


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Future Is Crystal Clear

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The minor messiah, the Democrat demagogue, the unashamed Marxist, the pimp and panderer to anything and anyone with islamic ties, Hussein Obama recently said that for the first time, his faith in the American people has been "vindicated".

Michelle Obama, wife of Hussein Obama, said that for the first time in her adult life, she was proud of America.

Jeremiah Wright, the creepy, arrogant, racist, self-righteous hater of America, who is also the religious influence in the life of Hussein Obama, said; "God bless America? No, no, no, no, no. God damn America".

William Ayers, self proclaimed anti-American domestic terrorist, said that in bombing the Pentagon and a Judge's home, while the judge's children were inside, he, (Ayers) did not do enough in attempting to destroy America.

Hussein Obama claims the recently convicted ex-Mayor of Detroit Detroit Mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick as a friend of his.

Hussein Obama has promised to spread the wealth around. He has promised to tax more of your hard earned income and give your money to some East Colfax Crack Ho so she can feed her bastard children. Unless she decides to abort the baby instead. Hussein is okay with abortion on demand.

After this, and so much more, America still elected Barack Hussein Obama President of the United States Of America.

If you are one of the 63,042,806 people who voted for him, then you are incredibly stupid, incredibly ignorant, incredibly anti-American, and a traitor to your country.

Look out, Hussein Obama and his goose-stepping islamo-fascist storm troopers maybe knocking on your door.

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