Talking Points

December 16, 2006

Tis the Season…..

Filed under: Talking Points memo — talkingpoints @ 4:17 am

How New York Stole Christmas, that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo. 

Well, the Supreme Court punted. The justices were supposed to decide weeks ago whether or not to hear a blatant example of anti-Christian bias in New York City. But still no decision. 

The case concerns a policy by the New York City public schools to allow displays of the Star and Crescent flag for Ramadan and the Menorah for Hanukkah, but to ban the Nativity scene at Christmas time. The decision makes no legal sense, as the federal courts have previously ruled that so-called “religious” displays can appear on public property, as long as there is no preference given to one religion over another. 

I have been up front about how liberals and the ACLU have waged a war on Christmas in the public and in some cases the private arena, and I must say that I am tired of it all. There is no need to deny students a Nativity display. Don’t they get enough of history being re-written and anti-Americanism as it is, do they really need to be told that Christmas is bad? I mean, how threatening and offensive can a baby, two loving parents, and three wise men really be? 

All the polls say that most Americans believe as I do: That the traditional signs of Christmas are a good thing. So leave them alone, okay? 

The Supreme Court, of course, could have made things a lot easier by taking the case, discussing it for ten minutes, then ruling that New York City school officials are in strict violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution  that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Would that be so hard to do?  But then we are talking about the Supreme Court; that’s as bad as dealing with the ACLU. 

But no, the Supreme Court justices are now on their Christmas break – opps, I mean winter soltus, and have left the country adrift once again. The anti-Christmas forces are still clinging to the bogus separation of church and state argument that does not appear anywhere in the Constitution. If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he would mock these secular fools and then retire to his Virginia estate for Christmas dinner. 

The good news is that despite the cowardice of many public officials and the anti-Christian bias of many in the media, the forces of Christmas cheer are winning in America. Most retail stores are saying “Merry Christmas” again, and the ACLU is mad as hell that they can’t stop them. 

Again, all of this is so stupid it hurts. With so much strife and evil in the world, why can’t we have a celebration that honors a baby who grew up to espouse “love your neighbor as yourself?” So what if it has spiritual overtones? Why can’t we introduce children to Christian philosophy in a joyful way? Everything about Christmas is positive except the commercialism. And that can even be looked at positively – its called Capitalism. Entrepeneurialism. Making the economy strong. 

Here’s the bottom line: If you’re offended by Christmas, you have a problem. See somebody or tough it out. But enough with the petty nonsense. When Christmas images have to be decided by the Supreme Court, you know things are out of control.  I mean my God, we have people in this world who have sworn their lives to kill us, and we’re spending time defending Christmas!  How nuts is that!  Wake up America!

 So give Jesus a break – give Christmas a break and enjoy the season no matter how you celebrate it, and be thankful you live in a country where the philosophy of peace on earth, good will toward all people is honored with a federal holiday. 

And that’s the memo


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