Who said it?
By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Nov 24, 2004
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to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor--Quick quiz: What historical document begins with that phrase?
- It's obviously not the constitution of the European Union.
- And it's certainly not something that could win the approval of the ACLU-- or, for that matter, of most US federal courts .
- Yet it's not a document from the Vatican.
- In fact the author was not a Catholic.
Congratulations to those who recognized the original Thanksgiving Proclamation by US President George Washington.
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