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November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving From Ronald Reagan


Barack Obama and the GOP leadership have delivered their Thanksgiving Day messages. Both are political, Obama's on wealth-redistribution and the GOP's on the need for a bipartisan effort to avoid the fiscal cliff.

What I was hoping to hear instead from both parties was something that came close to the quality and mindfulness of the importance of God espoused by Ronald Reagan in his 1985 Thanksgiving Day Address:

Note that there's not a single word about politics in Reagan's entire message.

I leave readers with Monica Crowley's excellent 2010 Thanksgiving message and ditto it as my own. Like Reagan's 1985 Thanksgiving address, there's not an ounce of politics in Monica's either:

As Americans, today we count our many blessings. We give thanks for our families and friends, our faith, our Constitution and the many freedoms it guarantees, our great and good country, and the extraordinary United States military, our bulwark against tyranny, oppression, and terror.

We are going through tough times, but we are truly blessed in this great land. There is no other nation like it on earth. Never has been, never will be. God blessed America from the beginning. And He blesses us still.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and many many thanks be to God, family, country, our troops, the American way of life, and American values.

Suggested read: Giving Thanks

Related: All eight of Ronald Reagan's Thanksgiving Day proclamations can be found here.

Posted by Hyscience at November 22, 2012 8:26 AM

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