Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - George Washington issued proclamations that led to Thanksgiving and the National Day of Prayer, the latter of which did not sit well with Jimmy Madison. After the Convention, Madison developed a "hands off" view of the National Government as it relates to religion. In the early days, there was no separation of religion and government. Many of Congress's meetings began and ended with prayer. During Monroe's presidency, Madison didn't think that the government should be paying Chaplain's to visit the troops, now if he had tried this just 20 years earlier, no one would have even listened to him, but by the 1790's things had already changed. For more on this, be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already.
It was with great interest I saw some of the postings of George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation yesterday and about President Madison’s proclamation
Mandeville, LA - Church Doctrine - “Happy Thanksgiving!” goes the oft cited phrase and indeed this year there will be plenty to give thanks for. Despite the stubborn rate of unemployment, the growing sea of red ink our government is swimming in and a corrupt culture from Baton Rouge to music award stages starring half naked hipsters simulating coitus, still we give thanks.
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Not enough happens every year during the celebration leading up to the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Not enough happens every year of the reason for the season. If you’re running around saying “Seasons Greetings” or “Happy Holidays,” exactly what holiday is it -- unless you are celebrating Hanukah, and that begins shortly -- exactly what is the reason for the season? It’s an historical fact that this guy named Jesus Christ was born and lived here 2,012 years ago or so, as we know according to the Good Book. We’re supposed to have traditions. There are reasons why Christmastime and the Christmas season is supposed to be a spiritual time. You’re supposed to reflect on all the blessings that you have, just like Thanksgiving, all the blessings that you have and the things you’re thankful for, and one of them is the atonement of sin. Check out the rest in today's transcript...