National Affairs: Godless

As everyone knows, President Coolidge's official Thanksgiving Day proclamation gave thanks to the Almighty for U. S. blessings. Many a governor followed in the wake of the President's example. But not in Michigan—for there, Governor Alexander J. Groesbeck casually produced a Thanksgiving Day proclamation without any reference to God. Three days before he issued it, he had received a letter from the Michigan Rationalist Association urging him not to "give thanks to any God, Almighty or otherwise."

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