Thought by Presidents’ Day 2022

The third Monday in February, is sometimes understood as a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all U.S. presidents.
The origin of Presidents’ Day lies in the 1880s, when the birthday of Washington — commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States — was first celebrated as a federal holiday.

On February 22 [February 11, Old Style] George Washington, also called ‘Father of His Country’, was born, and the Americans took that birthday to commemorate all their presidents.
Over the years, that birthday may have been watered down to just another day on the birthday calendar that passes like any other.

This year

What the whole world came to see on 6 January last year was a huge shock that filled people with disbelief that such a thing could happen in a civilised country. Things were so hectic at the Capitol that the nation’s founders could have turned in their graves. However, that event should not really be a surprise, because the 45th president of America had been inciting his people towards that day, proclaiming all kinds of lies as truth, and the gullible people listened to his words as holy.

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It’s jarring and oft-forgotten, but that belief — that all men are created equal — means each American has

by nature and the Constitution, as much of the common sovereignty as another.”

This is as true for presidents as it is for you and me. Although our presidents are endowed with an honorary title that befits the office and are entitled to a special measure of dignity and respect, the trappings of office are temporary. Eventually, presidents return among us, like Cincinnatus before them, bearing only — as George W. Bush powerfully reminded us — the title of citizen. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate them. {Give Thanks This Presidents’ Day}

Many Americans, like the article writer, are convinced that they are being offered the president by God.

“… in the providence of God, presidents occupy an office akin to priests and parents, albeit different in degree (Rom. 13:1). Which means that this Presidents’ Day, we should thank God for them. {Give Thanks This Presidents’ Day}

According to Mr. Walker

each president, merely by virtue of having assumed office, deserves a special measure of dignity and respect— regardless of his accomplishments, or lack thereof, during his term in office. {Give Thanks This Presidents’ Day}

File:Let's Make America Great Again button.jpegHe seems to forget what damage Donald Trump has done to his nation. Instead of making it great again (MAGA) he destroyed a lot of what Barack Obama had created, and made sure that there came more division than ever before after World War II.

Make America Great Again” or MAGA is a campaign slogan used in American politics popularized by Donald Trump in his successful 2016 presidential campaign.
Ronald Reagan used the similar slogan “Let’s Make America Great Again” in his successful 1980 presidential campaign. Bill Clinton also used the phrase in speeches during his successful 1992 presidential campaign and used it again in a radio commercial aired for his wife Hillary Clinton‘s unsuccessful 2008 presidential primary campaign. {Make America Great Again – Wikipedia}

So the call to make America a great nation again was nothing new. But Trump has played more ‘Little League Neighbour’ before and during his presidency.

Douglas Schoen has called Trump’s use of the phrase

“probably the most resonant campaign slogan in recent history”,

citing majorities of Americans who believed that the country was in decline. {Make America Great Again – Wikipedia}

Deputy general counsel to Oklahoma Governor J. Kevin Stitt, Mr. Walker worships at King’s Cross Church in Oklahoma City, asks us to take time to reflect and remember the presidents of the U.S.A.. But he reminds us, or wants us to believe that

… it is God who, according to the counsel of his will, is orchestrating all things such that the arc of history in this land — and, indeed, the world — continues to bend toward ultimate justice and peace (Ps. 89:14; Isa. 11:6).  {Give Thanks This Presidents’ Day}

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Read more about it in:

  1. Give Thanks This Presidents’ Day
  2. Facts: Why they matter and how to check them
  3. The death knell of an Empire
  4. Stress-test for democracy #1 Storming of the Capitol in Washington
  5. Stress-test for democracy #2 A coup d’etat with bloodshed
  6. Beyond the Culture Wars
  7. 2021 in review #1 the most startling point
  8. Looking at 2021 in a nutshell
  9. The Moral Character of Public Officials: Remembering January 6
  10. One year ago a sacred place was attacked
  11. January 6: A Failed Apocalypse
  12. Donald Trump requesting to block investigations about the insurrection
  13. Hope For, But Not In, Evangelicalism

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