Washington began by declaring that â€śit is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favorâ€ť so that a special day might â€śbe devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this countryâ€ť as well as â€śfor the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed.â€ť
Unfortunately, an increasing number of people are using this day to complain about having to work on this holiday.Â I am totally confused by this feigned outrage at having to work on a U.S. holiday. These protesters seem to be focused on big box retail stores such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc.Â I donâ€™t think it is coincidental that these stores are all non-union stores.Â It has been alleged that many of these protesters are merely fronts for various unions.
Heartless conservative politicians are not responsible for sending kids to bed hungry. Â The expiration of this expanded spending was embedded in the infamous stimulus bill that was rammed through Congress by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in 2009 at the behest of President Obama. Â Stimulus spending provided for only a temporary increase. Â After all, people were only supposed to need more SNAP money until the economy recovered. Â Surely, they figured, the economy would rebound in four-and-a-half years.
An 80-year life span means that we began to live â€śslow-paced lives.â€ť Although our biological maturation (puberty) has not changed, our mental/social maturation has. Without the rush to become responsible and procreate, we can spend more time â€śfinding ourselves.â€ť The longer we spend as an autonomous unit free from responsibility to others and family, the more selfish we become and the harder it is to adapt once we get married and/or try have a family. Even though the internet makes us more connected, we have never been more alone or depressed.