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Trump Rejects Restrictions, Makes Thanksgiving Call to Gather

Trump Rejects Restrictions, Makes Thanksgiving Call to Gather
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By    |   Thursday, 26 November 2020 03:41 PM

Rejecting what he views as the draconian policies of liberal leaders' lockdowns amid the global coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump stayed true to his view of being a defender of freedoms, religious and otherwise.

"I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings," Trump wrote in his Thanksgiving proclamation.

The statement stands in rejection of Democrat leaders who have attempted to impose restrictions on gatherings with families indoors, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.

Gov. Cuomo's restrictions on religious gatherings was blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberal justices and the rest of the conservative majority voting to stop what it ruled as the unconstitutional violation of religious freedom.

Hancock called for his constituents to avoid traveling and gathering for Thanksgiving. Then, an hour later, he got on a plane and flew to Mississippi, The Washington Post reported.

Trump planned a Thanksgiving feast with his family at the White House, instead of Florida's Mar-a-Lago.

"Our Nation's Founding Fathers resolved to break free from England, building upon the Mayflower Compact to establish an enduring government whose authority came solely 'from the consent of the governed,'" Trump's proclamation read.

He also added a salute to those who unfortunately are unable to gather with their extended families.

"During this season of gratitude, we also acknowledge those who cannot be with their families," he wrote. "This includes the brave American patriots of our Armed Forces who selflessly defend our sacred liberty at home and abroad. And we pause to remember the sacrifices of our law enforcement personnel and first responders. We are deeply grateful for all those who remain on watch over the holidays and keep us safe as we celebrate and give thanks for the blessings in our lives."

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