As part of the Thanksgiving celebrations, President Donald Trump encouraged Americans to gather and thank God for the “abundant blessings” he has given to the community.
In a proclamation issued on Nov. 25, President Trump invited the American people to commemorate the nation’s “founding traditions of faith, family, and friendship, and give thanks for the principles of freedom, liberty, and democracy.”
The president recalled the events that gave rise to the most representative festivity in the United States and the role that faith played in the lives of the first settlers.
“Despite unimaginable hardships, these first Americans nevertheless remained firm in their faith and unwavering in their commitment to their dreams. They forged friendships with the Wampanoag Tribe, fostered a spirit of common purpose among themselves, and trusted in God to provide for them. The following year, they celebrated a successful harvest alongside their Native American neighbors—the first Thanksgiving,” the text relates.
President Trump noted how that same spirit is reflected in the community today, as they come together to overcome the challenges of fighting the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
“Amid suffering and loss, we are witnessing the remarkable courage and boundless generosity of the American people as they come to the aid of those in need, reflecting the spirit of those first settlers who worked together to meet the needs of their community,” he said, emphasizing the work of relief workers, medical professionals, essential workers, neighbors and “countless other patriots have served and sacrificed for their fellow Americans.”
He especially recognized the members of the armed forces and police who cannot be with their families.
“This Thanksgiving, we reaffirm our everlasting gratitude for all that we enjoy, and we commemorate the legacy of generosity bestowed upon us by our forbearers. Although challenges remain, we will never yield in our quest to live up to the promise of our heritage. As we gather with our loved ones, we resolve with abiding faith and patriotism to celebrate the joys of freedom and cherish the hope and peace of a brighter future ahead,” the president concluded, encouraging “all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings.”
It should be noted that President Trump’s invitation for American families to gather to thank God for His blessings contrasts with the local restrictions promoted by Democratic mayors and governors.
One of the most renowned cases is that of New York, where Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed a limit of 10 people or less in the so-called red zones and 25 or less in the orange zones.
However, on Wednesday night, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision prevented Cuomo and other New York officials from imposing such limits.
“Stemming the spread of COVID-19 is unquestionably a compelling interest, but it is hard to see how the challenged regulations can be regarded as ‘narrowly tailored,’” the Supreme Court said in the unsigned majority opinion.
“They are far more restrictive than any COVID-related regulations that have previously come before the Court, much tighter than those adopted by many other jurisdictions hard-hit by the pandemic, and far more severe than has been shown to be required to prevent the spread of the virus at the applicants’ services,” the highest court explained.