April 30th, The Lost Holiday

A little-remembered anniversary occurs this April 30 — the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution being put into operation.

Many might remember that April 30, 1789 was the day that George Washington took the oath of office and gave his inaugural address. But lest we forget, this very act also marked the launching of the American Constitutional System.

–SNIP– Then sometime after 1 P.M., Washington gave his inaugural address, where he offered a prayer as his first official act, acknowledging our dependence on God and asking his blessing on our national endeavor.

“It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being Who rules over the universe, Who presides in the councils of nations, and Whose providential aids can supply every human defect – that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States.”

It seems that the President and the Congress had not been enlightened by the current federal judges of today and their novel doctrine of the Separation of Church and State, where the State gets to say when and where you can talk about God.

Read more by Craig Seibert at AmericanThinker.com