If you’re like me, you felt as if the fate of America rested on a razor’s edge the night of November 8, 2016. It felt as if true Americanism was fading. That the country we love was slipping from our grasp. And whether we would lose it or keep it, rested on the results of Election Night 2016.
Obviously, one election never truly has the impact that we assign to it in our minds. Our 24 hour news cycle has a way of dramatizing everything. However, this doesn’t change the fact that it felt that way.
It felt like the cop hating members of Black Lives Matter, the radical LGBT lobby, the “safe space” college crowd, and those who hate what America stands for were winning. Americans who just love freedom felt marginalized, tossed aside. Those feelings were real, and we knew we would find out if the feelings were reality on November 9th.
And now, here we sit around our Thanksgiving tables. Conservatives and Republicans (yes there is a difference) having won a stunning number of victories from D.C. to small towns across America. The destructive liberal policies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama repudiated on a grand scale.
We’re not outnumbered. We’re not done. Victory is within the reach of those who will tenaciously hold to the time-tested principles that have brought us the success and prosperity Americans enjoy today.
America lives to fight another day. And that, my friends, is something to be thankful for.
By the President of the United States of America.
“WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be;
that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war;
for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
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 third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.