Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Proclamation

 [New York, 3 October 1789]

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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 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 which we experienced 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 hath 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 shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease 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 1789.

Go: Washington

Ernst And Young Set For Conservative Breakfast

Join fellow conservatives from the Ames area on Thursday, December 5 at 7 AM at the Ames Pizza Ranch (1404 Boston Ave) for the Ames Conservative Breakfast!

Speakers for the December meeting will be US Senate Candidates Joni Ernst and David Young. This will be an excellent opportunity to evaluate two more candidates for the Republican nomination to face Bruce Braley in 2014.

Make sure to mark your calendar now and join us on December 5!

Areas Of Strength For The GOP

Republicans both nationally and locally reacted to last year’s losses by talking about party direction, messaging, and use of technology.   All of these ongoing topics are legitimate points of discussion.

However, as Republicans begin to turn their focus toward the 2014 campaigns, voters are certainly open to GOP messaging on several topics–areas in which the voters are favorable to Republicans.

A recent Pew Research poll finds that a plurality of independent voters regard Republicans as “better able to deal with the economy.”  A growing number of Americans see the GOP as “better able to manage the government.”

To continue to grow a candidate’s percentage of support beyond the 50% mark, Republicans must continue to address problems with women, voters under 50 years of age and minorities.