MLK Jr - And Some Say He Was a Bad Man?

I think a lot of roosters misused/abused his good name...Here's what he said at church (Ebenezer Baptist) on November 5, 1967.

"Take a stand for that which is right, and the world may misunderstand you and criticize you, but you never go alone, for somewhere I read that 'One with God is a majority,' and God has a way of transforming a minority into a majority. Walk with him this morning and believe in him and do what is right and he'll be with you even until the consummation of the ages.

And the world will look at you and they won't understand you, for your fiery furnace will be around you, but you'll go on anyhow.

But if not, I will not bow, and God grant that we will never bow, before the gods of evil."

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation (October 1789)

It's not November (i.e. Thanksgiving), but school brought George Washington's proclamation of October 3, 1789 to our attention.
[ It is interesting comparing it to the first words of the Constitution of the State of Delaware - particularly in regard to the idea of duty. ]

The full text of the proclamation, published at the National Archives link, is excerpted below.

"Whereas it 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 favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

[ The following is heavily redacted1 ]

"...that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be...and the favorable interpositions of his Providence...that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed...
...Given...the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789."

1 REDACT', verb transitive [Latin redactus]  To force; to reduce to form. [Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary]

The Beginning of the Delaware Constitution

The Delaware Constitution of 1897 (as amended)
§ 1. Freedom of religion.
Section 1. Although it is the duty of all persons frequently to assemble together for the public worship of Almighty God; and piety and morality, on which the prosperity of communities depends, are hereby promoted; yet no person shall or ought to be compelled to attend any religious worship, to contribute to the erection or support of any place of worship, or to the maintenance of any ministry, against his or her own free will and consent; and no power shall or ought to be vested in or assumed by any magistrate that shall in any case interfere with, or in any manner control the rights of conscience, in the free exercise of religious worship, nor a preference given by law to any religious societies, denominations, or modes of worship.
§ 2. Religious test for office not required.
Section 2. No religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, under this State.
§ 3. Free and equal elections.
Section 3. All elections shall be free and equal.