|This thread has been locked, it will not receive new replies.|
|Locked on 11/20/2012 6:10:45 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator, reason:|
Skip to comments.Boycott Black Thursday & Friday. Time to get Thanksgiving back A. Lincoln Proclamation
Posted on 11/20/2012 5:39:51 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
Capitalism at it’s best. If someone chooses to take time away from God and his loved ones to shop that’s his decision. Retailers are simply trying to get a jump on the impending doom that is Obamacare and the general eceonomy.
We have never bought anything that requires fighting the mobs of savages the day after Thanksgiving, with the possibility of being robbed coming out of the store. No bargain is worth that.
Instead, you can wait until “Cyber Monday” and get better deals while shopping in your jammies in the safety of your home. It’s a no-brainer.
I’m with you. I won’t spend a dime this holiday weekend. I never do. I spent 15 years in retail store management and always hated the way the companies I worked for ruined the holidays.
You won’t catch this kid waiting in line. My family and I are spending very little this holiday season. Looming tax hikes, regulations and ever crushing laws and not to mention the Behemoth overbearing Federal government...we are paying attention to events, so-to-speak.
Don’t have to tell me twice. I would rather get a bikini wax from Nancy Pelosi than stand in line at some ridiculous hour with “the people of Wal-Mart”.
Those films of those shoppers surging into those stores makes me think of what a horde of lemmings charging to the sea would look like.
I’ll be blissfully sleeping Friday morning after preparing Thursday’s megafeast. No way, no how, would you catch me at a mall.
Admin Moderator: Pelosi’s bikini has hi-jacked this thread. :-)
I knew it was bad several years ago when my 4 year old asked which came first, Halloween or Christmas, while we were walking through the store. I said Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas. She pointed to the Halloween aisle, which had Christmas themed items at the end. “Why do they have it all at once?”
Id rather give Pelosi a bikini wax than stand in line at some ridiculous hour with the people of Wal-Mart.
They open at 8 at night. I hardly think anyone is eating still at that time. If it was 8 in the morning, I would have an issue with that. Boycotts don’t work anyway. People are going to be full. The husbands are going to be watching football so the wives are going to go shopping. I don’t find this a big deal.
Then by all means don't go to the stores at those times. Last I checked, no one is making anyone shop on Thanksgiving.
Must be nice. I work at the Naval Academy and we are open on Friday....no students but we are still open. I will be there ready to go at 830 that morning. I work finance and admin so we work all through the year. Yep working federal government is wonderful..../sarc.
Do you think it makes a difference if they sell "X" for $99 on Black Friday or the next Monday. They don't give a damn if you buy "X". They want you in the store or at their website.
Pssssst....The shoppers are the violaters. No one is forcing them into the stores. People like to shop!!
I would rather get a bikini wax from Nancy Pelosi than stand in line
You are sick see post 12 we must share the same Brian Happy Thanksgiving
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.