For the fourth straight year, the Thanksgiving resolution from President Barack Obama fails to actually thank God — which is the fundamental reason why Thanksgiving is observed.The shocking truth below the fold...
From the 2012 proclamation:
"This day is a time to take stock of the fortune we have known and the kindnesses we have shared, grateful for the God-given bounty that enriches our lives."From the 2011 proclamation:
"As we gather in our communities and in our homes, around the table or near the hearth, we give thanks to each other and to God for the many kindnesses and comforts that grace our lives."From the 2010 proclamation:
"As we stand at the close of one year and look to the promise of the next, we lift up our hearts in gratitude to God for our many blessings, for one another, and for our Nation. "From the 2009 proclamation:
"Today, we recall President George Washington, who proclaimed our first national day of public thanksgiving to be observed "by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God," and President Abraham Lincoln, who established our annual Thanksgiving Day to help mend a fractured Nation in the midst of civil war."One could argue, I suppose, that the 2009 quote is not an explicit thanks to God. I disagree. But even if we are to give LifeNews the benefit of the doubt, they were still wrong on three out of four. When I was a student, if I received a 25% on a test, it came with an F- grade, and a note from the teacher to "See me after class."