Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Revisited

Lisa Fabrizio makes some wry and insightful comparisons between Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation and those sentiments persistently propounded by the powers that be in education, media and the incoming administration.

We arrive once again at the time of year when our ancestors gave thanks to God for the innumerable blessings he has bestowed on our beloved country. But as time goes on, the thanks, if any, goes more and more to humans and worse yet, to a government that promises to care for its citizens from cradle to grave.

The new leader of that government will be Barack Obama, and given the frequency with which our president-elect is compared to Abraham Lincoln -- father of the GOP -- I thought it might be a good time to recall the words of President Lincoln and see how many, if any, of his sentiments in his proclamation of the Thanksgiving national holiday still ring true today...

It's a very good piece. And perfect reading for Thanksgiving. Check it out in its entirety (courtesy of the American Spectator) right here.