President Barack Obama this week upset a plethora of Americans -- as well as many other people throughout the world -- because he failed to thank God during his Thanksgiving radio address to the nation, thus defying the holiday's historic tradition.
Instead, President Obama used his radio address to express his gratitude to service members, and volunteers to soup kitchens and shelters.
The president said that he and his family would spend the day "eating great food, watching a little football, and reflecting on how truly lucky we are." Instead of reflecting on luck, it would have behooved President Obama if he reflected on God and conveyed to the nation how good God has been to us.
President Obama also acknowledged America's tough economic climate, and offered hope that the economy would improve. Again, instead of depending on hope, the president should have asked God to help our nation to recover from these dismal economic times.
It is all right that President Obama mentioned all of the factors that he considered important as we celebrate Thanksgiving day. Nonetheless, as President of the United States, he also had a responsibility to thank God for all that He has given us on Thanksgiving -- and indeed throughout the entire year.