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As this year begins to wind down and our thoughts turn to family, Thanksgiving, shopping and the holidays, I want to take a moment and express my profound gratitude to you, the FairTax community, for your steadfast support of the FairTax campaign during 2013.

As I reflect on the blessings of the year, I am constantly humbled by the notes, emails, letters, donations, communications to Congress and media, and other ways in which you have consistently supported the FairTax.

It has not been an easy year.

We said good-bye to our co-founder and CEO, Leo Linbeck, Jr.; remembering his vision, leadership and perseverance as he shepherded the largest citizenry driven tax reform movement in the country. Some wondered with his passing, if the FairTax would continue or simply fade away into the annals of history.

If you missed Congressman Rob Woodall’s recent Tele-Town Hall, take a few minutes and listen to it now. Congressman Woodall puts that question to rest, confirming the FairTax continues strong while achieving a growing number of “first” in 2013.

We have more co-sponsors in Congress than at any other time in history. For the first time, Congressman Dave Camp has said the FairTax campaign has earned a vote by the Committee on Ways and Means (we now anticipate early in 2014). And, the Joint Committee on Taxation is preparing revenue estimates in preparation for that vote, and so are we! We have four co-sponsors on the Ways and Means Committee (Reps. Brady, Price, Jenkins and Marchant) and for the first time, we have an entire Congressional delegation as co-sponsors – go Kansas!

Finally, we are proud supporters of the first Repeal 16 coalition and Repeal 16 legislation recently introduced by Congressman Bridenstine (OK-1).

Yes, 2013 was bittersweet, yet in many aspects, a very blessed year for the FairTax campaign. As your time with friends and family draws to a close on this holiday of blessings, I leave you with a prayer of Thanksgiving from our nation’s first President, George Washington, delivered in his 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation.

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Prayer

Abridged from George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789.

George Washington

May we all unite in rendering unto God our sincere and humble thanks—

For His kind care and protection of the people of this country, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have enjoyed,

For the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness,

For the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge, and in general for all the great and various favors which He hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And may we also 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,

To protect and guide all nations and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord,

To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science,

And generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Courtesy of “The American Patriot's Almanac”, by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb

Until next week,

Cynthia T. Canevaro - Cindy

Cindy Canevaro

Executive Director

Americans For Fair Taxation

 



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