We almost want to believe that this phrase is an almost universal “shout out” It is a phrase that is used through out the United States as the name of one of our greatest holidays. The Thanksgiving Day holiday comes third only to Christmas and Easter as the most important and meaningful holidays ever declared by man. With Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and Easter his death on the Cross Thanksgiving is the celebration of the bountiful blessings that we enjoy as a nation because of Him.
It is to the one and only True God (The Lord) that we “Give Thanks” to when we celebrate Thanksgiving. One cannot just shout out “thanksgiving” and not have it directed to someone or something that would be absurd. When we Give Thanks” that is a praise and the only ore that can give out a reward for our “Thanks” is the Lord, to believe otherwise is irrational, who would if not the Lord would reward us for our faithfulness?
The noun, “Thanksgiving” or “Thanksgiving Day” as a holiday is an American holiday. It is celebrated on the third Thursdays of November of every year in The United States of America. And this is done by Congressional proclamation.
We are taught that in The United States of America that there is a concept known as the “separation of church and state”. We are taught and law suite after law suite have forced this phrase down the throats of all Americans. We are taught that this scam is an integral “Corner Stone” of our Constitution and that the “State cannot even mention any notion that our great nation was founded on Christian principles. This could not be further from the truth, all a person has to do is to be able to read, and think for themselves.
It seams that if you tell a LIE long enough it becomes the TRUTH, but why are we more prone to believe the LIE? Could it be that for the Lie we can tell it any way we want and it is still the same LIE? With the TRUTH it cannot change, different words can be used to tell the TRUTH, but not different facts. With a LIE it makes absolutely no difference how it is told, it is still a LIE!
The TRUTH is that The United States of America was conceived as, and is, and forever will be a Christian Nation. The LIE is that there is a “separation of church and state” though those words are no where in any founding documents of this great country!
The only place that the “separation of church and state” exists is in the morally feeble brains and hearts of non-believers who cannot read or think for themselves! This is the reason that History and Reading are no longer a part of the state controlled education system in this great country.
“Michael Arthur Newdow is an American attorney and emergency medicine physician. He is best known for his efforts to have recitations of the current version of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools.” (Copied from Wikipedia)
Michael claims that he is an atheist, this is a LIE, and because it is Michael’s LIE he can tell it any way he wants. Because as a LIE it does not have to conform to anything factual.
What makes this a LIE is that if Michael was truly an atheist then God would be no threat to him. When the TRUTH is told Michael is just a poor soul running away from the Lord just as fast and as hard as he can. “The Rest of the Story” (Not to infringe on the late great Paul Harvey. By the way Paul was a Christian.) is that Michael’s family is Christian!
Included below are a couple of articles that show that our founders had designed a country whose sole had the desire to follow the Lord! If this country was not founded on the principles and precepts of God’s Holy word then our Founding Fathers would have not given praise for the Blessings bestowed upon this great nation!
The following articles are reprinted with permission of Wallbuilders
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 and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have
been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to
bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
Forasmuch 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 smile upon us in the prosecution of a just and necessary war, for the defense 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:
It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the 18th day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor; and that together with their sincere acknowledgments and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their manifold sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor, and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance; that it may please him graciously to afford his blessings on the governments of these states respectively, and prosper the public council of the whole; to inspire our commanders both by land and sea, and all under them, with that wisdom and fortitude which may render them fit instruments, under the providence of Almighty God, to secure for these United States the greatest of all blessings, independence and peace; that it may please him to prosper the trade and manufactures of the people and the labor of the husbandman, that our land may yield its increase; to take schools and seminaries of education, so necessary for cultivating the principles of true liberty, virtue and piety, under his nurturing hand, and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
And it is further recommended, that servile labor, and such recreation as, though at other times innocent, may be unbecoming the purpose of this appointment, be omitted on so solemn an occasion.
The first officially-celebrated federal holiday was that of Thanksgiving, declared by President George Washington within a few months after his inauguration.  Thanksgiving, a long-cherished holiday celebration of rejoicing and giving thanks to God, has a long history in America from both before and after that 1789 proclamation.
Out of many historic celebrations of Thanksgiving, the most well known and closely emulated was the feast of the pilgrims as they celebrated the goodness of God in keeping them alive through a hard season, and providing them with food and shelter to face the coming winter. One of those attending what is known as the first thanksgiving was the Pilgrim’s newly chosen governor, William Bradford.
As a young orphan, William Bradford sought revelation through the Bible.  Living near Scrooby, England, he became acquainted with the Puritans and the separatist movement. Drawn by the simplicity of their services, and their commitment to both religious and political reforms, he joined the congregation, despite his family’s disapproval. 
When the English threatened permanent imprisonment for those who criticized the corrupt practices of both the state and the church, the Scrooby church fled to Amsterdam to take refuge from the growing persecution.  Following a decade of relative peace in Holland, the religious climate became volatile due to a potential looming war with Spain and the secular behavior of the Dutch,  so the Pilgrims therefore decided to start a new English colony in America. 
who-led-the-plymouth-pilgrims-2At 30 years of age, William Bradford and his wife Dorothy left behind their 4 year-old son to make the perilous journey, along with 100 other congregation members.  While anchored off the coast of the New World, Dorothy fell overboard and drowned. 
Over the following winter, one half of the 102 colonists died from hunger, exposure, or disease.  In 1621 following that brutal winter, William Bradford was chosen governor of the colony to replace John Carver, one of those who died. With the exception of a few years, he continued to serve in that capacity for virtually the rest of his life. 
The University of Kentucky highlights William Bradford and his account of the first years of the colony in their online course, American Literature from 1600-1865. Throughout this course the reading assignments go back to the original documents, and you can read about the early years of America in the very words of those who lived then.