Posted by: Dr Churchill | November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a quintessential American holiday, because it is a holiday that in many ways requires some sense of the spiritual & the supernatural – whether we care to acknowledge it or not.

It’s a holiday for those who favor an open heart as well as an open mind. So I though that you ought to at you ought to enjoy the beginning of this Holiday, and therefore, here below you shall find our first President’s proclamation of Thanksgiving in which his sense of the hand of Providence upon the American Republic and on our Independence to live in Liberty, is quite clear.

Indeed, Washington’s mixing of both church and state, as well as belief and practice is undeniable, and somewhat evocative of his deeply rooted faith in Christ our Lord.

Feast your heart and your spirit by reading this and then sharing it on the Thanksgiving dinner table with your loved ones, your friends, and family alike, as I will do with the Lincoln party friends and colleagues on Thanksgiving evening:

Thanksgiving Proclamation
New York, 3rd of October 1789
By the President of the United States of America. a 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 — 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 course and conclusion of the late war — for the great degree of 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 kindness unto 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 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.

–George Washington

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Cheers!

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

Now, that you have seen Washington’s Thanksgiving prayer — please consider the tone, the humility, and the outlook of President George Washington and ask yourself if any of our current leaders match him.

It is a breath of fresh air, a reminder that while our Founders had many sins, they were at the same time driven to seek the good, the true, and the beautiful.

They were deeply rooted in Western Civilization and understood the symbiosis between belief and practice.

For those who would argue that the Founders believed in a firm separation between church and state, a division of belief and practice, this document is a challenge.

Here we have the first president, a man who served his country in humility, helped steer her course, and intimately understood the type of government they were creating, assigning a day through government proclamation to be one “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…”

President Washington even gives thanks to the Almighty for the Constitution!

Taking our cue from our first President, on this Thanksgiving we should also give thanks and furthermore take the time to refresh both our hearts, as well as our spirits in equal measure.

And I hereby wish to all of our Lincoln party members and colleagues, a Great Thanksgiving and give the signal for all of our activities to commence herewith for the 2020 campaign for the US presidency.

Goodluck & Godspeed, and may the Good God favor our endeavors and bless our enterprise to save our Republic once again!


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