Skip to comments.Boycott Black Thursday & Friday. Time to get Thanksgiving back A. Lincoln Proclamation
Posted on 11/20/2012 5:39:41 AM PST by Steelers6
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.
I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
This is a waste of time. Everybody with sense already boycotts them.
I ALWAYS stay away from the ‘mall’ and other places which ‘sully’ my Christmas experience.
A certain amount of commercialism has to be expected. However, I PERSONALLY take control of how much affects me directly... I mean that!
I won’t watch commercials that are forced onto my notice from Nov. 1 and onward. On the radio, I won’t listen to commercials or Christmas music before Nov. 26!
I keep toatlly AWAY from places that overwhelm shoppers with premature and crass promotion for the Christmas holiday.
This relentless assault on your senses is too much and ruins the Christmas feeling if you let it take over your life, beginning on the first of November!
I have it down pat now... the more that retailers strive for my attention, the more I keep myself and my money to myself! The more they insult my sensibilities, the more I keep Christmas as a personal experience. It DOES work!
Shop local. There are plenty of small shops that have far more meaningful stuff, and the money stays in your town.
The only part of Black Friday I like are the videos on YouTube of Obama voters behaving like animals over a DVD player.
God bless capitolism! I don’t let what stores do affect me on a personal level but I wish them success and continued profits.
I saw a news report on people in line on Monday for the Black Friday sales to be first in the store. Their family will drop off the Thanksgiving dinner while they wait in line. Totally wrong set of priorities.
At a nearby Best Buy, there were people in line last Saturday. Idiotic. Of course, the reporter plays up the hard luck angle, guy lost his job, five kids, blah, blah, blah. What she never asked him though, was why the hell he wasn't out knocking on doors to see if he could rake leaves and clean out gutters? Between Saturday and Wednesday, he could earn enough money to buy a better computer.
Sick of Lincoln and the other top-down politicians telling me what to do on holidays. Screw him. I’m spending money and buying gifts.
She wanted to be first in line because last year, she waited too long to get in line and ended up being #17 in line. When the BB opened, the store had only 15 flat screen tvs, which is what she was in the market for.
...you must have a “Buy Fresh Buy Local sticker on your car. Why would I pay more to help a “local”? Plenty of “locals” work at Target and WalMart. Put one of them out of business in any town and watch unemployment sky rocket. If a business, any business, is located within a town, it IS local.
Amen brother, amen. The thinking seems to be that smaller “mom and pop” shops are somehow superior. Hey man, we should all pay triple for hammers and light bulbs so that these two people (mom and pop) can make a decent living. It’s upside-down thinking. It’s kind of akin to union thinking. Yes, everyone in the nation has to spend upwards of $30,000 for a new car, but a handful of guys make a good salary and have great pensions. Idiotic.
Yes indeed. Shop if you want to.
BOYCOTT BIG GOVERNMENT
BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM. DEFUND their collectives. DISMANTLE their collectives. DEPOPULATE them from the body politic.
Pay, pensions and perks of all legislators past and present rescinded for not reducing/eliminating the debt.
(...it is a moral crime to give money to support ideas with which you disagree; it means: ideas which you consider wrong, false, evil. It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers. - The Sanction of the Victims, TOF, April 1982.7.)
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Of course I’m not participating in Black Thursday/Friday. I haven’t for years (double digit years). DEFUNDING this economic mess is easier than ever this year.
live - free - republic
Of the two concurrent threads, is one has been kind enough to avoid discussions of the art and science of Nancy Pelosi and corresponding bikini waxing.
Or at least it was.....
I’ve long thought that the Thanksgiving to Christmas holiday season is the best time of the year to reconnect with family, friends and neighbors, through the wonderful medium of food. Children need to learn how to cook.
Since so many people have varied diets these days, along with a gift tag for plates of cookies and other goodies, I include an ingredients list, which folks appreciate.
Stupid people put commerce first in family life.
If unions are against it then I’m for it. Never been to black friday but I’ll be at Cabela’s at 4 am friday.
Who needs all the latest bells and whistles especially in today's economy? A new tv shows the same programs as the old tv. We have two old tvs that were going to be thrown out because someone just had to buy new big flat screens. I've never understood how people can throw away money like that.
Camping outside BB for two weeks is also mind boggling. If that woman had worked for a week, she'd have made enough to buy a much larger tv and home watching the parade on Thanksgiving morning rather than freezing in the parking lot. But "work" is a four letter word for too many.
I just happen to live by people that happen to own many of the small shops in my neighborhood trying to eek out a living, so I choose to help them.