27 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving America

I thought it appropriate to reproduce here President George Washington's proclamation of Thanksgiving. Please note that I have emphasized a few phrases. If this bothers you, GET OVER IT!!!

General Thanksgiving
By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America

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 favour
; 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 PUBLICK THANSGIVING 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 TWENTY-SIXTH 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 favours 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 publick 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 shewn kindness unto 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, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

(signed) G. Washington

07 November 2008

Mike Pence

In a release on 11-6, Mike Pence announced his run for House Republican Conference Chairmanship. Personally, I'd like to see him run for House Minority Leader, but it is high time that Mike Pence be put onto the national scene.

In other great news, Duncan D. Hunter wins in San Diego and will succeed his father in the House of Representatives. This is GREAT news. An Iraq war veteran, who served a tour of duty while being represented on the campaign by his wife for a while, Hunter shares the same conservative values that his father has espoused for years. Congratulations to Congressman-elect Duncan D. Hunter, R-CA.

04 November 2008

Voting in Abingdon

For all the hoopla surrounding this election, the polls were incredibly uncrowded this afternoon as I went to vote. The Democrats and Republicans were out handing out sample ballots. As I entered the "booth", I paused for a moment to ensure that the vote I was casting was the best for our nation. I voted for Bob Barr. I have been terribly disappointed in this election cycle. The caliber of candidates was very poor on both sides, with the exception of Duncan Hunter. 

America will get what she bargains for.  She will either get a socialist (bordering on communist) Democrat or she will get a socialist Republican. Did I just say that McCain is a socialist?  Yes. From the abomination that bears his name (McCain-Feingold) to his support of the destructive bail out of Wall Street, John McCain has offered conservatives very little in assurance that he will govern with our values in mind. What makes it so certain that he will appoint originalist judges and justices? 

And Barack Hussein Obama is no better. Words have meaning. It is difficult to comprehend that a man could sit under the so called "teaching" of Rev. Wright and not share his intellectual framework and worldview. It is also pertinent to point out that just 4 or 5 years ago, Barack Hussein Obama was a State Senator in Illinois and he's now poised to become the man with his finger on the triger? Please. Barack Hussein Obama is no more qualified to be president than Sarah Palin is, perhaps even less so. Mrs. Palin does have executive experience which is more than BHO has.

Tonight America steps into the future. May God have mercy on us.

02 November 2008

Roll Tide

With Texas' loss to Texas Tech, look for Alabama to take over the top spot in the BCS polls. As much as I love the Crimson Tide, I think Penn State is in the driver's seat for the BCS title. The SEC is the toughest conference top to bottom in the country and it will be difficult for the Tide to run the table, especially next week against LSU. That said, if Alabama does go undefeated, a Alabama - Penn State match up will be an excellent game to watch.