Saturday, December 12, 2009
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 public 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 shown kindness to 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 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.
According to revisionist history as it is currently taught in public schools, our forefathers were Godless, and our nation was not born as a Christian nation at all. Indeed back in Washington’s day it would have been considered an outrage to even suggest that kids shouldn’t pray in school. I’ll bet if you open a public school history book on George Washington today you won’t find such right-wing religious wack-job drivel as is presented in his proclamation above. The respect for God, the acknowledgement that all that is good comes from God, and establishment of a national holiday to give thanks to God for all that he has bestowed upon the people of this country. You won’t find a modern leader that will humble himself in the manner of George Washington. Too bad our leaders today (government and corporate) aren’t as principled, and dare I say “religious”, as were those who founded this great country. If we study history at all in our schools any more, we should focus on reversing the forces that have driven us from those principles, as they are the root of the messes we face today.