Happy Thanksgiving, 2018, from all of us at The American Vision. . . . On this festival, we are thankful for the Giver of Life and all Blessings, recalling the commitment of our Pilgrim forefathers: “We covenant with the Lord and with one another and do bind ourselves in the presence of God to walk […]
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever (Psalm 136:1–3) This phrase appears in many of the psalms, but when […]
On Thursday, September 24, 1789, the First House of Representatives voted to recommend—in its exact wording—the First Amendment to the states for ratification. The next day, Friday, September 25, Congressman Elias Boudinot from New Jersey proposed that the House and Senate jointly request of President Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for “the many […]
On Thursday, September 24, 1789, the First House of Representatives recommended the First Amendment to the states for ratification. Congressman Elias Boudinot proposed that Congress jointly request that President Washington proclaim a day of thanksgiving for “the many signal favors of Almighty God.” He “could not think of letting the session pass over without offering […]
We often hear that Christians should not impose their religion on others. Practice your Faith in the Church and in your home, but don’t mix it with politics we’re told. This view is contrary to the Bible and American history. Many supporters of the War for Independence were not Christians. To be sure, rationalist influence […]
On Thursday, September 24, 1789, the First House of Representatives voted to recommend – in its exact wording – the First Amendment to the states for ratification. The next day, Friday, September 25, Congressman Elias Boudinot from New Jersey proposed that the House and Senate jointly request of President Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for “the many signal favors of Almighty God.”
It’s astonishing and a little horrifying that America’s elites know so little about their country’s history. Case in point: Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute. Jared is an influential left-ish economic polemicist and a sometime adviser to Barack Obama on economic affairs. I’ve debated with Jared dozens of times over the past several years, but what happened this week was especially disturbing.
The season of thanksgiving and goodwill is with us once again here in the land of the Pilgrim’s pride. At this special time it’s good to recall that the first settlers did not sail, settle and die premature deaths in the wilderness for the right to be free from "religion" or to be governed in the civil sector by the odd secularist who might happen along.
Next on Professor Geoffrey Stone’s list of historical witnesses is George Washington. During the War for Independence, Washington wrote the following to Brig. General Thomas Nelson: The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.
Maybe you have heard about the psychologist employed by the Seattle public school system who sent out a memo to all teachers, warning them of the negative effects of teaching students about Thanksgiving.
My friend Jeff will be sitting in today for most of this column. He’s an engineer and homeschooling dad with a home laboratory