|First Executive Order Proclaiming Thanksgiving, October 3, 1789, George Washington (Library of Congress)|
People, please don't believe the Beck garbage. It's fine to argue about the merits of any particular EO or its legality under the Constitution or statutes passed by Congress, but please don't call George Washington or his current successor a "dictator" or "tyrant!"
In fact, some might have questioned where President Washington had the Constitutional or statutory authority to direct a religious day of thanksgiving. But you won't hear any argument from me! I'll cling to my turkey and religious holidays, thank you very much!
Why do I have to keep doing this? Please understand that I am not making money off this blog. I have a modest living through my federal employment, but that has no direct connection to this blog. I've honored my Constitutional oath serving the Republic under Democratic and Republican Presidents since Reagan, none of whom were dictators! Media-stars Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and the soon-to-be-media-star Michelle Bachmann tend to benefit a little financially from their fanatical fans. (Did I say a little?)
Please, please! You don't have to accept all my political and religious views. Just try not to be so gullible!