This Day In History December 18 - States Give Thanks

The new United States celebrates its first national day of thanksgiving on Thursday, December 18, 1777, commemorating the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga after the surrender of General John Burgoyne and 5,000 British troops in October 1777.

In proclaiming the first national day of thanksgiving, Congress wrote,

1777 Thanksgiving ProclamationFORASMUCH as it is the indispensable Duty of all Men to adore the superintending Providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with Gratitude their Obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther Blessings as they stand in Need of;  And it having pleased him in his abundant Mercy not only to continue to us the innumerable Bounties of his common Providence, but also to smile upon us in the Prosecution of a just and necessary War, for the Defence and Establishment of our unalienable Rights and Liberties; particularly in that he hath been pleased in so great a Measure to prosper the Means used for the Support of our Troops and to crown our Arms with most signal success:

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The Harvest Festival of Thanksgiving

By Dr. Paul Jehle, Executive Director
Plymouth Rock Foundation
 

At this time of year many people reflect upon the Pilgrims and the origin of our American Thanksgiving holiday. Some contend that it either never occurred or was not a friendly affair with a legacy of genocide. Hopefully some context and clarity can help remove these myths and bring factual balance. Consider some of these facts: (1) We do not know when the actual harvest feast occurred, though we know it was the fall of 1621. (2) We don't know if the Pilgrims invited their Native neighbors to a pre-planned event, but we know they feasted together. (3) The Natives provided much of the food, and though they had turkey, venison ruled the day.

 
The Pilgrims (who were not called "pilgrims" until late in the 18th century), as children of the Reformation, "separatists" from the established Church of England, called for days of prayer as well as days of thanksgiving. Days of solemn prayer (and often fasting) were times of repentance for sin; known or unknown. Days of thanksgiving were called when specific answers to those prayers occurred. Neither of these was the origin of the harvest festival in the fall of 1621.
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Overview of America - Constitution Day 2019

For Constitution Day 2019 we present "Overview of America", which shows a straightforward explanation of government systems, basic economics, and timeless moral principles. Because of following them, America became the most unique and prosperous country in history.


Sign the Barcode Voting System Reexamination Petition

The State of Georgia is planning to spend over $100 million to replace the current electronic voting machines with Dominion Voting System’s Image Cast X electronic ballot marking device (BMD) which accumulates votes that are embedded in bar codes the voter cannot verify. This new system also has a variety of security, auditability and legal issues and was recently rejected for use by the state of Texas.

Georgia law provides that ten or more voters may demand a reexamination of a voting system for the Secretary of State to determine whether it is secure and meets the Election Code (§21-2-379.24). Concerned voters are petitioning Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Georgia election officials to reexamine the proposed system. The Constitution Party of Georgia (CP-GA) has joined other organizations in demanding a diligent, responsible and honest re-examination as to whether the Image Cast X voting system meets the legal requirements according to state law.

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Gun Confiscation Via “Red Flag Law” Resolution

by the Constitution Party National Committee –  4 May 2019 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Image copyright 2019 by A.F. Branco, used with permissionWhereas, The American Declaration of Independence recognizes the foundational and timeless principle that governments are instituted among men to secure God-given rights, and,

Whereas, the right of self-defense, defense of the family, and defense against tyranny, is conferred upon the individual and the community by our Creator, and,

Whereas, the responsibility to safeguard life, liberty, and property, as well as to help preserve the independence of the nation is bestowed upon mankind by our Creator, and

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