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Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

We are approaching the central holiday in our civil religion. You can read President Bush’s proclamation here, an dmy reflections on the significance of such proclamations here, here, and here (the original having disappeared with the lamentable demise of The American Enterprise Online.

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Great stuff, Joe. Fine little essays, each chock full of fascinating presidential God-talk. Like you, I thought Wasington's second address very instructive, with its reference to the "delusive pursuits" with which we can abuse our liberty, and with its powerful call for America to be an asylum to political refugees of all kinds.Here's Washington's original proclamation, and this same site has a fine introduction page that goes into the history behind it.

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