To Whom are we thankful?

At the promptings of Rush Limbaugh, I decided to read the first Thanksgiving Proclamation, issued by George Washington.

The first thing that struck me is how succeptible I am to deconstructionist historians, primarily composed of leftist atheists. Even I had come to believe at a certain level that most of our founding fathers were deists, who avoided writing of God. In particular I have heard stated that George Washington was not a Christian.

I’ll let you decide what George Washington’s beliefs were. Read his speech, and imagine a curremt president giving it–imagine the screams of impending theocracy echoing from moon-bat land.

Here it is:

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

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 show
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 dy of October, A.D.

G. Washington

That’s eleven references to God in some form. Just because American’s have the freedom to choose any religion, does not mean we are not a Christian nation.

Find another tree to bark up, lefties.


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