Happy Thanksgiving Patriots! (Open Thread)

 Bridgette@WTPOTUS 2012

George Washington’s

First National Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
Under the Constitution




City of New York, October 3, 1789.

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 77  requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving 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.”78

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 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 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 shown 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.79


Note 77:   A copy of this proclamation was sent to the executives of the States by the President in a brief form letter (October 3). This form is recorded in the “Letter Book” in the Washington Papers.

Note 78: The Senate concurred in the House resolve to this effect, September 26.

Note 79: From the original in the writing of William Jackson. It was signed by Washington, who had written in the day “third” in the date.  This was the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution.

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799.
John C. Fitzpatrick, Editor





Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
from all of us at WTPOTUS!

You are Blessed!


72 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving Patriots! (Open Thread)

  1. We stopped SOPA & PIPA …. call your Senate office NOW!!

    • Let’s guess how many of these people voted for Obama.

    • This is old news. The last information on the site, American Censorship Org., was that Congress held hearings on November 16, 2011 about the first American Internet censorship system. I don’t know if it has come up again, but it didn’t appear so. If it does make a reappearance, and passes, the internet is being censored like the communist countries do.

      On a larger scale, the Leftist WH are trying their darnedest to silence FOX by not allowing their reporters into press conferences or telephone conferences. The news on the other stations is just what the WH wants said – indeed the MSM are now state run propaganda outlets.

  2. Supremes allow new challenge to Obamacare
    Order lower court to hear Liberty University lawsuit

    Nov.26 Snip

    It’s back to court for Barack Obama and his advisers who are fighting for their state-run Obamacare rules and regulations.

    The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered a lower appeals court to review concerns raised by Liberty University that Congress simply didn’t have the power it needed to force employers to provide federally mandated insurance – or require them to pay for abortion-related services for employees.

    “Today’s ruling breaths new life into our challenge to Obamacare. Our fight against Obamacare is far from over,” he said. “Congress exceeded its power by forcing every employer to provide federally mandated insurance. But even more shocking is the abortion mandate, which collides with religious freedom and the rights of conscience.”

    Liberty Counsel had filed the petition for rehearing because it said the Richmond, Va., appeals court should hear the arguments on the constitutional issues at hand. Liberty Counsel said the action could pave the way for the case to return to the Supreme Court in 2013.

    Specifically at issue are the demands from Obama that employers pay for government-listed health care coverages, including abortifacients and other services that Christians and others cannot accept because of their religious beliefs.

    The constitutional issue is the First Amendment’s Free Exercise of Religion Clause – and the question is whether the government can order people to violate their faith. Also involved is the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
    Liberty University contends both the individual and employer mandates are unconstitutional on the grounds that they infringe upon the freedom of religious expression.


  3. ‘Kill List’ rule book may be coming soon to the White House Situation Room
    By Dylan Stableford,
    Nov.26, 2012

    The White House “kill list”–a regularly updated chart showing the world’s most wanted terrorists used by President Barack Obama during kill or capture debates–may soon be getting a rule book to go with it.

    According to the New York Times, the administration–faced with the possibility that President Obama might lose the 2012 election to Mitt Romney–“accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures.” [He wanted rules enacted so he wasn’t charged for unlawful behavior is more like it.]

    Until now, President Obama has had the “final moral calculation” overseeing the “kill list,” the existence of which was first revealed in May in the wake of a drone strike that killed an al-Qaida leader. [Obama has morals? We the peeps should rely on him for determining what is moral?]


  4. The Reason Obama is President.
    Nov. 7, 2012
    Xavier Lerma

    The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger Obama as president today is because of immorality and materialism in America.

    President John Adams once said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -October 11, 1798.

    “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible”George Washington.

    Thomas Jefferson wrote: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

    The revisionist [Leftists] historians have tried to “cover up” God himself by not allowing recent generations to know that America was once a nation of religious people. Now, over half the people in America are not well informed and are willing to believe the spoon fed propaganda from the Democrats and Republicans.

    The Democrats and Republicans are notorious for wanting to stay in power. Their worshipers get their education from TV and their friends. In the future, after it becomes obvious that their plan failed, these “useful idiots” will still blame Bush for the economy, overlook Obama as they overlooked Clinton’s mistakes or think their vote counts and they actually have freedom while approving of wars overseas. Such people are the product of America’s decaying society whose reality has been warped by drugs and other selfish pleasures. America has gradually become worse from the drugs, rock and roll of the 60′s and 70′s to the drugs and rap music of today. The communists won while Americans smoked pot.


  5. The New Normal: Turning Back Cultural Marxism
    By Keith Riler
    November 25, 2012 Snips

    Post-presidential election commentary has focused on demographic trends. Another trend should also be noted, and that is cultural Marxism, a movement that seeks the elimination of codes of behavior, binding obligations, and moral standards. With President Obama’s re-election, this drift will intensify.
    To summarize, cultural Marxism rejects good things. In elite parlance, these things — faith, family, children, love of others, the home, and the womb — are “oppressive institutions,” threats to self-fulfillment in a conflict-filled jungle.


  6. Obama’s Soviet Mistake
    Nov. 19, 2012

    President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don’t they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents. Obama has bailed out those businesses that voted for him and increased the debt to over 16 trillion with an ever increasing unemployment rate especially among blacks and other minorities. All the while promoting his agenda.



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