Three God fearing Thanksgiving Proclamations; 1 Contrast

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Religion, U.S History | 3 comments

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 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 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 favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, 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 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 trangressions; 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 third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go. Washington

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

by President A. Lincoln


“The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.  To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.  In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.   Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well as the iron and coal as of our precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.   Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

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. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are 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.   And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the imposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.   In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this 3d day of October, A.D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.



Proclamation 5269. October 19, 1984


As we remember the faith and values that made America great, we should recall that our tradition of Thanksgiving is older than our Nation itself. Indeed, the native American Thanksgiving antedated those of the new Americans. In the words of the eloquent Seneca tradition of the Iroquois, "…give it your thought, that with one mind we may now give thanks to Him our Creator."

From the first Pilgrim observance in 1621, to the nine years before and during the American Revolution when the Continental Congress declared days of Fast and Prayer and days of Thanksgiving, we have turned to Almighty God to express our gratitude for the bounty and good fortune we enjoy as individuals and as a nation. America truly has been blessed.

This year we can be especially thankful that real gratitude to God is inscribed, not in proclamations of government, but in the hearts of all our people who come from every race, culture, and creed on the face of the Earth. And as we pause to give thanks for our many gifts, let us be tempered by humility and by compassion for those in need, and let us reaffirm through prayer and action our determination to share our bounty with those less fortunate.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, in the spirit and tradition of the Iroquois, the Pilgrims, the Continental Congress, and past Presidents, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 22, 9184, as a day of National Thanksgiving. I call upon every citizen of this great Nation to gather together in homes and places of worship to celebrate, in the
words of 1784, "with grateful hearts … the mercies and praises of their all Bountiful Creator…"

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of October,in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and ninth.



President Barack Obama’s Thanksgiving Proclamation 2012

On Thanksgiving Day, Americans gather with family, partners and friends to recount the benefits lavished upon us this past year.

This day is a time to take stock of what we have gained after a long struggle of securing rights to share in the bounty that this nation has produced.

Thanks to our hard fought efforts, we are grateful that we are beginning to see a better distribution of resources that hold the promise of enriching our lives.

As we see needs being met by a multitude of re-distributive programs take effect, we are reminded of the indelible spirit of compassion and fairness that has distinguished our Nation since its earliest days.

When the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony gave thanks for a bountiful harvest nearly four centuries ago, they sat down to enjoy the fruits of the labor of the Wampanoag tribe — a people who knew that community means to share among everyone.

We look to the generosity of the natives now for inspiration that America can still be great if we have the courage to spread wealth among all Americans.

We know that it was only a few years later that these peaceful, earth-friendly natives had to face exploitation of white immigrants who took their land and left many dead. But, we can still learn from their example.

When President George Washington marked our democracy’s first Thanksgiving, he evoked the sentiment that it is always right that those who possess stockpiles of goods should be willing to spread their wealth among the needy, feed the hungry and satisfy inalienable desires for equality.

And when our Nation was torn by civil war, President Abraham Lincoln also voiced concern that in his wisdom every American has a birth right to decent health care, affordable housing and government supplemented food aide when needed.

Those expressions of fairness still echo as reminders for us today, that in spite of the memory of the denial of human rights to Native Americans, or the strife caused by a capitalist system our forebears established to attain class privileges, we still might move forward to create a fairer society.

As we reflect on our heritage, let us also give thanks to those who honor it by giving back.

This Thanksgiving, thousands of campaign workers, unionists, community organizers and human rights activists will sit down to enjoy a hot meal and a place to stay.

We are grateful that there are still some in our land who fight to make sure that everybody’s got a fair shot.

They remind us of a rock solid truth that bind us together on this holiday of reflection: for each according to his or her need. From each according to his or her ability!

This thanksgiving we are witnessing our nation being transformed into a place we can all take pride in.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 22, 2012, as a National Day of Thanksgiving.

I encourage the people of the United States to join together — whether in our homes, union halls, bath houses, community centers, family planning clinics, or any place of fellowship for friends and neighbors — and thanks each other for all we have received in the past year, express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own, and share our bounty with others.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of November, in the common era two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.


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A General Understanding of Common Core

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Agenda 21, Education, Family, Utah State Headlines | 0 comments

The following 5 videos cover a 30 minute run through of the Common Core State Standards.   To understand how it is affecting Utah I invite you to visit Common Core  3 Moms in Utah have put forth extensive research in finding the truth of Common Core.   They have provided excellent information and have been noted by some as leading the Nation in a grassroots effort to stop Common Core.

Another valuable website in Utah is “Utahans against Common Core” We ask that you sign the petition.  Currently there are over 2100 names, however that is not enough.  More parents need to know the harm that will be brought to their children if we continue to implement Common Core.

Common Core is a socialist program.  It combines other programs such as Agenda 21 and Obamacare.

Again I encourage and invite you to watch the videos below.





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The Twinkie Defense

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in Economy, Lisa's Personal Insights, National News, Utah State Headlines | 2 comments

I am concerned that no one of the brilliant minds that I know out there,  have not openly put two and two together with this Twinkie deal!  Feel free to correct me if I am wrong:

1)  The number one visitor to the White House is Richard Trumpka – AFL-CIO President of the biggest Union in the nation.

2) Michelle Obama has her ‘Let’s Move’ campaign and has rearranged our children’s lunches to meet her definition of healthy = low calories, no sugar, little fat, lots of broccoli and carrots.

3) The Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union is the Union that represented  Hostess workers and is affiliated with AFL-CIO.

Trumpka has come out and said that this fiscal cliff is a “manufactured crisis.’  Why would he put at risk all his beloved followers who rely on Trumpka in keeping their jobs if he didn’t believe in the economy down fall we are facing?  AFL-CIO is just an elitists organization stroking those less fortunate with comfort and ideology that everything is all right.  With education having dumbed down the citizens for generations, they are buying his garbage hook line and sinker.

What helped the down fall of Hostess the 2 previous bankruptcies and an insane amount of chemicals that helped get an insanity plea and could survive a nuclear bomb.  The Capitalist system was working to bring this company down.  However it was the Unions and Government that ultimately closed Hostess’s doors.    It kind of gives off that feeling that big brother stepped into the people’s fight when it wasn’t needed or wanted!

But alas Big Brother stepped in the fight and now the Socialistic Society grows ever more, with now 18.500 people out of work with no healthcare and no way to pay the rent as I am sure I can bet that there isn’t any life savings in the group.  Instead of an 8% paycut, pride and creed set in.  Didn’t the President say that “we all must do our fair share?”

If its not the perfect job than its not a job worth having, according to the Unions.  They’d rather have their workers dependent on the State than on some filthy, low down, routine, rich guy that runs a business and can provide jobs.

On a side note, notice that in the news this week how Papa Murphy’s was also targeted.    Goodbye American junk food staples, hello government bread lines!

This was such perfect planning its ridiculous and no one is calling out on it!  And the right is playing along with the plan.

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Senator Lee gathers enough votes to stop UN treaties during Lame Duck Session

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in 2nd Amendment, Lisa's Personal Insights, National News, Utah State Headlines | 3 comments

Bravo to Senator Mike Lee from Utah for gathering enough votes to stop a 2/3rds majority vote that would have ratified several United Nations treaties.  The treaties were set to be voted upon during the lame duck session of Congress, however Senator Lee had been working tirelessly in securing the names and signatures of 37 Senators to block the vote.  They submitted a letter to both the Majority and Minority leaders of the Senate telling them of their intent.

“The writers of the Constitution clearly believed that all treaties presented to the Senate should undergo the most thorough scrutiny before being agreed upon,” the letter states. “The American people will be electing representatives and senators in November, and the new representatives carrying the election mandate should be afforded the opportunity to review and consider any international agreements that are outstanding at the time of their election.”

One particular treaty that was coming before the Senate during the lame duck session was the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (commonly known as the Law of the Sea Treaty).  A vote, projected back in July,  had been stopped to ratify this treaty, only by the divine co-incidence that Senator Lee had been on the Senate floor when the vote was called and stopped it.  We can only imagine what our 2nd Amendment rights would look like right now, had Sen. Lee not been there.

Another treaty is the Small Arms Treaty that has a potential to threaten our Country’s sovereignty.  Our 2nd Amendment rights are being challenged with progressive thrust by the Left and International Leaders.  The push for this treaty was begun back in 2001 and is still being put front and center to regulate international small arms trade, and could put individual citizens right to bear arms into the hands of Global fascists who don’t support our Constitutional rights.    Once you bring down the 2nd Amendment, the rest of the people’s rights fall down like dominoes.  At that point you have successfully have brought the greatest Nation in 200 years to have fallen!  What a prize to the opposition that would be!

“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people” (Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788)

The Right  to Bear Arms (RTBA) is a unalienable right to protect one’s family and property.  But even more importantly it is to protect the citizen from a tyrannical government.   In turn we cannot be blind to the tyranny being waged against this right.  It is his detailed knowledge and understanding of the Constitution that has hoisted Senator Lee into the spot light, leading such groups as the Tea Party, in a unified fight to protect the United States of America as we traditional know it!  More citizens need to know of Senator Lee’s fight and get behind him!

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A non-member Speaker of the House!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Lisa's Personal Insights, National News | 0 comments

There are rumors circulating that the U.S. House of Representatives could possibly consider nominating a new Speaker from outside of the House.  In Article 1 Section 2 of the Constitution the rules are placed on how to elect members to the House.  But I haven’t found any reference to the specific requirements of the Speaker of the House.  At no time in history, has a speaker been nominated outside of the House membership.  But the idea is very interesting and dangerous if it was used in the wrong hands.  The Speaker of the House would then be the 3rd individual in line for the U.S Presidency.  This person, under this idea, would not be a elected official.  An other dangerous precedent.

The name going around with this idea is Allen West!  I am a very big fan of Mr. West and am very much saddened that a very heavy funded democrat defeated him in FL.  If he had in fact won his seat again, I would be even more in favor of saying goodbye to John Boehner, and putting Allen West in as Speaker.

In my view John Boehner is a moderate coward playing both the Tea party citizens, with his intent to support the Constitution and playing Mr. Obama with his, “this time let’s be serious speech” when Boehnor addressed the President concerning his win!  Please!

Since Allen West is no longer in the House, I hope that perhaps we look at Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan, as an alternative.  That way Mr. West can focus on his incoming sweep in 2014 and get his seat back!

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