Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." --George Washington


JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

13 comments:

toadman said...

He forgot to bless the food.....again. Every year, it's the same thing...beseech this, begat that, behoove this...and not a frikin' thing about the darn Turkey and dressing or the people who made it...

COME ON MAN!

good morning jbelle...

jb3ll3 said...

:) Toadster. How about that subordination and obedience part?

I do like the brotherly affection and love for one another. a lot! actually, the Jesuits could have written the last half with all that talk of justice, love, mercy, charity, and peace. Pacific temper of mind. I'm gonna keep that.

Good morning, youself. Feeling fine?

toadman said...

Feelin dandy this morning JBelle..

If you like this stuff, I have some books I can loan to you that you might like...if you like, that is.

toadman said...

For example, the whole reason I study Anthropology is contained in one sentance in one of my books:

The part of philanthropist is indeed a dangerous one; and the man who would do his neighbour good must first study how not to do him evil, and must begin by pulling the beam out of his own eye.

Simple, but true.

jb3ll3 said...

WHO SAID THAT?!

and yes! I'd like!

toadman said...

It's a secret. But I'll loan you the book sometime if you like.

jb3ll3 said...

I sense a story in a story here...

ace said...

1776 AD Thomas Jefferson pens the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern. The final draft, written while sober, would omit the provisions demanding "Faster service from the goddamn lazy barmaids" and "I think it self-evident that if some guys leave one party and go somewhere else and throw their own party, the guys from the first party don't have the right to come over and drink all the other guys' beer.

ace said...

and twelve years later,

Following the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, the 55 signers throw a shindig, consuming 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of port, 8 bottles of hard cider, 12 beers and seven bowls of alcohol punch large enough that "ducks could swim in them." This is also the first recorded instance of Ben Franklin doing his "hold this kite string for a second" prank.

jb3ll3 said...

okay answer me this, right this minute: is there any area of thought you have NOT studied? because you have a keen awareness of American history!

ace said...

hmmm... i don't do much cooking :p

he he, no, i do history, and as it happens, i'm back onto American history to catch up with you guys.

jb3ll3 said...

I think you cook in a number of different areas...

ace said...

yeah, clear liquor.

where's the therapist anyhow?