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WE GIVE THANKS
My fellow and female Americans: Please Join me in thanking God.
We are citizens of the greatest nation on this planet - as President
Abraham Lincoln could just as well have put it "Conceived in Liberty and
dedicated to the purpose that all of us, whether by birth or by pledging
allegiance to a unique document, declare that thenceforth we all were to be
citizens of the United States of America, forever free of despots". I
rush to add three words: "foreign or domestic."
I often think about that small group of men who, in 1776.
risked all that they had, certainly their very lives, by signing a
declaration that the signers themselves, and those who would join them in
this unique experiment, were no longer colonists and subjects of a king.
George Washington, our first President, refused even the notion that
he, or any other person, should be king.
Perish the thought.
-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition