Where we came from


Inside the Washington monument is a prayer written by George Washington, the father of the American nation.

He wrote, ”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.”

I thought that considering the season, it would be a good reminder of who we are and where we came from, of what we have fought and died for, now that we have a leader elected by a majority of those who bothered to show up and vote, who says we are not a Christian nation. And then like a hypocrite will attempt make political mileage off of the holiday to puff himself up while he plans to disarm our people and rob us blind.

Frederick Prohaska

Goodman, Wis