Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789

We can put to rest any false notions that our Founding Fathers were not men of God; as you can see from this proclamation, they were men who felt openly and deeply grateful for the blessings of God for and in behalf of this great Republic.
Make no mistake, if he were alive today, he would chasten us for our lack of acknowlegement and sufficient gratitude to that Divine Being, for he said:

"I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.”

George Washington's 1789 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; 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 and 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 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 enable 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 has 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 shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase 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 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

G. Washington

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I've made some comments at the end.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address:

The Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we cannot hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

What of their sacrifice? What of their spilled blood? Do we honor them with strength or complacency? What will we say to them, when we meet them on the other side of this life? All of us will have to answer for our deeds, and I feel that dishonoring the sacrifice of so many that died for our Republic will have to be answered for; particularly because we know that the Constitutional is a Divine document.

We have the opportunity before us to restore our Republic; to fight a different kind of battle; a battle we too must win.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Will You Please Go Now

In an effort to help Nancy Pelosi with her decison about wheather we want her to stay in a leadership position or not, I have taken the liberty of rephrasing one of my children's favorite Dr. Seuss books "Marvin K. Mooney".

My apologies to Dr. Seuss!

The time has come.
The time has come, the time is now!

Just go.
I don't care how!

You can go by car.
You can go by boat.
Just go, I'll get your coat.

You can go in the jet!
You can go by rail!
Just be glad you're not going to jail.

I don't care how.
Nancy Pelosi, will you please go now!

You can go by bike.
You can go by shoe.
Just go Nancy! Please go; do!

You can go by limo.
You can go by parasail.
I know of a taxi you can hail!

You can go by balloon and fly to the moon.
You can go by mail!
Just heed what I say and be on your way!

Nancy Pelosi, I don't care how;
Nancy Pelosi, please go now!

You can go by broomstick, I don't give a lick.
You can go by horseback; follow me, I'll get your tack.

The bottom line is, I don't care how you go, just get!

©Jeannetta Stokes

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lexington and Concord

As of November 2, 2010, we the American people of the 21st century have had our own "Lexington and Conocord" battle; we've won, but we must keep up the pressure on our elected representatives.
Please read this article from the The Tenth Amendment Center.
It's one of my web staples that I visit often, I recommend you do too.