On Thanksgiving, Tradition Says We Should Thank…Science?

27 11 2008


Obviously not…But, liberals don’t like talking about G-D because it makes their diseased obsession with moral equivalence, really hard to maintain as a worldview.  Here’s some Founding Father’s talking about Thanksgiving and G-D.

Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson, in 1779:
[I] appoint … a day of public Thanksgiving to Almighty God … to [ask] Him that He would … pour out His Holy Spirit on all ministers of the Gospel; that He would … spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth … and that He would establish these United States upon the basis of religion and virtue.

President George Washington’s first federal Thanksgiving proclamation in 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.… Now, therefore, I do appoint Thursday, the 26th day of November 1789 … that we may all unite to render unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection.

President Abraham Lincoln, making Thanksgiving an annual national holiday in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War:
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.

Not a founding father, but William Jennings Bryan,On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.”

“Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nov. 9, 1940

“As the harvest season draws to a close and our storehouses bulge with the bounty of the land, it is our desire to observe, in the custom and tradition of our forebears, a special day dedicated to giving thanks to God – a day on which to lay aside our daily tasks and cares and pay joyous homage to Him.”
President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 13, 1964


Estelle and Kanye West “American Boy”

8 11 2008

Lot’s of people ponder what their favorite part of America is.  Of course I don’t mean “part” as in, New York City, The Grand Canyon, or Wrigley Field.  Nor do I mean, Baseball, Apple Pie, or the Fourth of July.  I’m talking about the part that makes us most proud.  The part that makes us unique and elevates us above all other nations in the history of the world.  In this globalized, multicultural world, lots of people take offense to the notion of American Exceptionalism.  They’ll go to the length of saying the Tutu tribe is equal to American Culture, for who are we to judge, they seem happy.  Often times, those people are mired in moral relativism and they refuse to admit that sometimes, things aren’t equal.

I’ve got an answer that has been approved by the local Somalian Community…At least my Somalian friends and acquaintances, that is…I helped earn America a rousing cheer last fourth of July when I stood up at a party, and stood up for America and said this: “My favorite part of America is that anyone can be a Nationalist without automatically being an ethnicist (sic) or racist.  Compare this to all other nations (okay, except Canada) where strong nationalist feelings inherently suggest a eugenics type reason for alleged national superiority.  We all can describe certain, likely, physical appearances of folks from different countries from Italy to China to Nigeria to Mexico.  If I moved to Somalia and lived there for 20years, built schools and became a pillar of the community, could I ever be a Somalian?  Examine the reverse.  All any immigrant in America really needs to do to be considered a fellow American, is to announce, “I am an American.”  Lastly, if you had no accent, and you called someone on the phone in Russia (for example) and you told them, “I am an American,” would they have ANY CLUE as to what you might look like?”

This was the point that I will likely remember forever.  More than a dozen people from all different walks of life stood up and cheers’d America.  I fought back tears and continued to enjoy America’s birthday for a few more hours until the sun came up.

So…What does this have to do with the song, “American Boy?” It’s important to note that Estelle is British and she dreams of an “American Boy to take her on a trip someday to New York, LA, MIA, Broadway, San Francisco Bay.”  But notice that she doesn’t dream of jet-setting with an, “Arab American Boy” or an “Asian American Boy” or any other hyphenated American name that Theodore Roosevelt warned against.  From outside America, we are all Americans.  It’s time for those of us on the inside, to start acting like it.  But will Liberalism allow it?