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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON'S FIRST THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION

    11/25/2010 7:39:58 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies · 1+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | 11/25/09 | Matthew Burke
    ...to recommend to the People of the United States a DAY of PUBLIC THANKSGIVING and PRAYER to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness...
  • "A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer" (Sermon for Thanksgiving Day, on Psalm 67)

    11/24/2010 11:02:09 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 25, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer” (Psalm 67)“Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.” Including this nation, the United States of America! And so this day is a Day of National Thanksgiving, a day set aside to do just what the psalmist declares. On this day the people of our nation gladly and joyfully praise God for his many blessings on this good land he has given us. Well, at least...
  • George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789

    11/24/2010 7:37:37 PM PST · by JHL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. 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-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of...
  • USS George Washington Heads for South Korea in Wake of North Korean Attack – Video

    11/24/2010 8:09:10 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 24, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of the USS George Washington getting under way and heading to waters off South Korea as part of the U.S. response to North Korea’s artillery attack on South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island yesterday. The attack killed two South Korean Marines and at least two civilians as well. Dozens more were injured in the unprovoked attack. President Obama has condemned the attack, and ordered the USS George Washington to head to region where it will join more than 28,000 U.S. Troops stationed in South Korea. The USS George Washington leads a carrier strike group that will take part in...
  • George Washington and His Maps

    11/18/2010 12:03:25 PM PST · by Palter · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 16 Nov 2010 | John Hanc
    In his journey from surveyor to soldier to leader, our first president used cartography to get a feel for the young nation (The Granger Collection, New York) First in war. First in peace.First to look at a map whenever he had a question about waging the former and sustaining the latter.It’s not how we typically picture George Washington: bent over a map by candlelight, scrutinizing, measuring and in some cases actually drawing the topographical details that would help conquer a wilderness, win a war, create a republic. But as historian Barnet Schecter shows us in his illustrated new history, George...
  • George Washington: Letter to the Roman Catholics

    09/10/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | March 15, 1790 | George Washington
    Gentlemen: While I now receive with much satisfaction your congratulations on my being called, by an unanimous vote, to the first station in my country; I cannot but duly notice your politeness in offering an apology for the unavoidable delay. As that delay has given you an opportunity of realizing, instead of anticipating, the benefits of the general government, you will do me the justice to believe, that your testimony of the increase of the public prosperity, enhances the pleasure which I should otherwise have experienced from your affectionate address. I feel that my conduct, in war and in peace,...
  • Affirmative Action Gets Twisted

    08/27/2010 7:29:57 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 27, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    From George Washington University comes an unusual affirmative action case: a white employee charging his supervisor of color with discrimination. “Two former University Police officers have filed discrimination complaints against the University Police Department, alleging mistreatment based on their race,” Amy D’onofrio reported in The GW Hatchet. “The officers, both men in their mid-20s, filed complaints through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—a D.C. agency that seeks to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace—alleging UPD supervisors, including Interim Police Chief James Isom, discriminated against them.” “University spokeswoman Candace Smith said it is University policy not to comment on personnel matters,...
  • China: Beijing furious over US exercises (one with Vietnam, now another in Yellow Sea)

    08/13/2010 11:48:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    The Australian ^ | 08/14/10 | Michael Sainsbury
    Beijing furious over US exercises China is furious at the prospect of further naval exercises between the US and South Korea in the Yellow Sea. Military manoeuvres last month came as the US took sides with Vietnam, Malaysia and other countries in their long disputes with China over control of areas of the resource-rich South China Sea. /snip This week, the George Washington engaged in naval exercises with the country's former enemy Vietnam. Last month, the US carrier was at the centre of initial exercises with South Korea aimed at agitating North Korea, which sunk the naval ship Cheonan in...
  • I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General Washington

    08/08/2010 3:19:08 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    The providence Journal ^ | Dec. 15, 1799 | Tobias Lear
    "It is with inexpressible grief, that I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General Washington. He died last evening, between 10 and 11 o'clock, after a short illness of about 24 hours. His disorder was an inflammatory fore throat, which proceeded from a cold, of which he made but little complaint on Friday..."
  • N. Korea: U.S. Carrier Leave Port in Japan to Join the Exercise in Yellow Sea(G Washington)

    07/09/2010 1:17:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/09/10 | Kwon Seung-joon
    /begin my excerpts U.S. Carrier Leave Port in Japan to Join the Exercise in Yellow Sea Kwon Seung-joon 2010.07.09 14:41 Despite the Chinese government's public objection to joint S. Korea-U.S. exercise in Yellow Sea, aircraft carrier USS George Washington from U.S. Seventh Fleet left Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture around 9:40 am, July 9th, according to Kyodo News. Quoting a U.S. Navy source, it reported, "USS George Washington will participate in joint exercise with S. Korean Navy due to start in Yellow Sea, and then conduct its patrol mission in the Western Pacific for a few months." The carrier...
  • Washington's cabin unearthed in Valley Forge

    07/07/2010 2:35:26 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 52 replies
    The Phoenix ^ | July 06, 2010 | Keith Phucas
    Journal Register file photo Archaeologists excavate the cabin behind Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge National Historical Park. UPPER MERION — Archaeologists believe they’ve found evidence of a log cabin Martha Washington mentioned in a letter to a friend 232 years ago while she was visiting her husband in Valley Forge. When National Park Service archaeologists began digging behind Washington’s Headquarters this summer, they spotted soil discoloration indicating a log cabin Gen. George Washington had built behind the headquarters to use as a dining hall for himself and his top military advisers during the six-month Revolutionary War encampment, according to Joe...
  • George Washington -- The Culturist Father of Our Country (First President was no Multi-Culturalist)

    07/04/2010 7:07:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2010 | John Kenneth Press
    Writers of public school curricula would do well to note that George Washington, the Father of our country, was no multiculturalist. Call him a culturist. Washington laid out his culturist principles in a document all schoolchildren used to study, his 1796 Farewell Address to the nation, upon completing his second term as president. Far from celebrating our multicultural ties to the Old World, Washington argued that ... it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; ... indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt...
  • Experts say: George Washington's honesty a sign of stupidity

    05/27/2010 9:45:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1,241+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2010 | Peter Wilson
    It is no secret that many of us who reject Obama's neo-communist agenda have turned to the Founding Fathers for guidance; when you think your country's founding principles are under attack, it's natural to re-acquaint yourself with the writings of the extraordinary group of men who wrote our founding documents.   When we examine this genius cluster, George Washington is perhaps the best loved.  Last week Glenn Beck recommended the four-year old, 1208-page tome, George Washington's Sacred Fire, which discusses pop culture fave topics like the religious beliefs of our first President.  The book shot to number one on Amazon's bestseller...
  • George Washington's library book returned 221 yrs late

    05/22/2010 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 50 replies · 1,167+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2010 | Belinda Goldsmith
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A library book borrowed by the first U.S. president, George Washington, has been returned to a New York City's oldest library, 221 years late. Washington checked out the book from the New York Society Library at a time when the library shared a building with the federal government in lower Manhattan. The library said in a statement that its borrowing records, or charging ledger, showed Washington took out "The Law of Nations" by Emer de Vattel on October 5, 1789. The book was not returned, nor any overdue book fine paid -- with the overdue fee...
  • The Vision of George Washington

    05/21/2010 9:13:09 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies · 259+ views
    The National Tribune ^ | December, 1880 | Wesley Bradshaw
    Son of the Republic, Look and Learn ~ A Vision of George Washington ~ "The Birth, the progress and the destiny of the United States" The father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. Many of us have read of how he went to the thicket many times to pray during the winter his army was at Valley Forge. However, little publicity has been give to the vision and prophecy he received at that time. The account of this vision was given in 1859 by an old soldier. He gave it to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw, who...
  • Glenn Beck- Incredible Founders Friday on George Washington!

    05/07/2010 5:58:49 PM PDT · by amabokcarab · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck's Founders Friday special tonight on George Washington.. What an incredible man this guy was..I had no idea some of these things. WARNING: Glenn breaks down and cries about three times over the first ten minutes!! Danny Lawson BlacksAgainstObama on YouTube
  • George Washington Racks Up 220 Years of Late Fees At Library

    04/20/2010 12:09:34 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 11 replies · 507+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 4/19/10 | samzenpus
    Everyone knows that George Washington couldn't tell a lie. What you probably didn't know is that he couldn't return a library book on time. From the article: "New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was the 'Law of Nations,' which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain's House of Commons. Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789."
  • President George Washington racks up $300,000 late fee for two Manhattan library books

    04/17/2010 2:24:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,503+ views
    President George Washington racks up $300,000 late fee for two Manhattan library books BY Rich Schapiro DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, April 17th 2010, 4:00 AM He may have never told a lie, but George Washington apparently had no problem stiffing a Manhattan library on two books. Two centuries ago, the nation's first President borrowed two tomes from the New York Society Library on E. 79th St. and never returned them, racking up an inflation-adjusted $300,000 late fee. But Washington can rest easy. "We're not actively pursuing the overdue fines," quipped head librarian Mark Bartlett. "But we would be very...
  • President George Washington 'borrowed' the legal reference book "Law of Nations"...

    04/18/2010 4:57:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies · 779+ views
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | Sunday, April 18, 2010 | CDR Kerchner
    President George Washington 'borrowed' the legal reference book "Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law" and never returned it to the library in New York, GW now owes huge fine, Got natural born Citizen!? Via Commander Kerchner; There was a news account recently that President George Washington 'borrowed' the legal reference book "Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law" and never returned it to the library in New York and now owes a huge past due fine on that book. This new current events story ties into the importance of that book to George Washington and the other...
  • George Washington Racks Up Late Fees at NYC Library

    04/18/2010 5:54:32 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 18 replies · 560+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2010 | ap
    NEW YORK If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty overdue library fine. New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was the "Law of Nations," which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain's House of Commons. Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789.