Thursday, November 24, 2016

President-Elect Trump’s Thanksgiving Message to the Nation - Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."

Posted by William A. Jacobson,

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President-Elect Donald Trump released a video message for Thanksgiving, vowing to heal the wounds of the campaign and for the nation to come together:


We are very blessed to call this nation our home. And that is what America is: it is our home. It’s where we raise our families, care for our loved ones, look out for our neighbors, and live out our dreams.

It is my prayer, that on this Thanksgiving, we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by a shared purpose and very, very common resolve.

In declaring this national holiday, President Lincoln called upon Americans to speak with “one voice and one heart.” That’s just what we have to do.

We have just finished a long and bruising political campaign. Emotions are raw and tensions just don’t heal overnight. It doesn’t go quickly, unfortunately, but we have before us the chance now to make history together to bring real change to Washington, real safety to our cities, and real prosperity to our communities, including our inner cities. So important to me, and so important to our country. But to succeed, we must enlist the effort of our entire nation.

This historic political campaign is now over. Now begins a great national campaign to rebuild our country and to restore the full promise of America for all of our people.

I am asking you to join me in this effort. It is time to restore the bonds of trust between citizens. Because when America is unified, there is nothing beyond our reach, and I mean absolutely nothing.

Let us give thanks for all that we have, and let us boldly face the exciting new frontiers that lie ahead.

Thank you. God Bless You and God Bless America.

On Thanksgiving, Americans sat down to dinner, looked at the big turkey and thought about Donald Trump.
--Gail Collins, "Carving Donald Trump," New York Times
No, Mr. Trump, we will not all just get along. For as long as a threat to the state
is the head of state, all citizens of good faith and national fidelity — and certainly this
columnist — have an absolute obligation to meet you and your agenda with
resistance at every turn.
--Charles M. Blow, "No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along," New York Times

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