President’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Violates Separation of Church & State
November 19, 2012
I was surprised to read the following Thanksgiving Proclamation by the President of the United States, because it clearly violates the principle of the separation of church and state:
“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 signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."
President George Washington was not concerned with violating the separation of church and state, because it did not exist. It was not (and is not) in the Constitution. It was not a law passed by Congress (nor has any such law been passed since his time). It was an invention of an activist court, improperly interpreting the Constitution.
Mr. Washington expressed the feelings of the people of the United States. And I believe that the majority of the people in the country would still identify with this Proclamation, in spite of the continuous attempts at brain-washing them by the Liberal media.
As I read through this Proclamation, I remembered that almost every president throughout our nation’s history has expressed similar thoughts – and not just at Thanksgiving. Most of our presidents have been men who recognized that without the hand of Almighty God on our nation, we would be like most nations on this planet – lost and without direction.
Unfortunately, much has changed in the United States in recent years. We have been told that God is no longer welcome in our public life. Expressing faith and belief in the Word of God has been deemed “hate speech.” And our president has declared that we are not a Christian nation.
We would do well to remember that this exceptional country was founded as a Christian nation, and that it has been abundantly blessed because of a few important things:
If we will turn our faces toward God again – and choose leaders who trust and believe in the Bible – the Lord will bless us again. God’s word, as given in II Chronicles 7:14 is as true today as it was when it was written thousands of years ago…
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
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