Saturday, November 28, 2009

Obama Makes History: Thanksgiving Proclamation First Ever to Omit Direct Mention of God

President Obama's brief proclamation of Thanksgiving Day on November 26 was unique among all recorded Thanksgiving proclamations by his predecessors: it is the first one that fails to directly acknowledge the existence of God.

The beneficence shown by God to America is a theme that traditionally defines the Thanksgiving holiday, and this theme is strongly emphasized in the original Thanksgiving Day proclamations and consistently acknowledged even by modern presidents... (tnx to Lisa V on FB for sharing this article)


If you read the story it does go on to say BO indirectly mentions God by quoting George Washington. However, his handling of "religion" shows the world where it falls in his life and reality...

Do you ever wonder how people from the past would react if they were magically brought forward into our time? Can you imagine what the founding fathers of our country and authors of our greatest foundational documents would do after a good dose of Obamaism? I bet they'd go back in time and make some major changes in the Constitution, etc. to try and avoid an America that's heading in the direction BO and friends wants to take us...

Ya know, I've never really thought about how I might change the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, etc. to avoid today's questions and problems with interpretation. I could clear up the God issue real easy, not sure about others. Might be an interesting exercise for a class or other group.

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