It’s that time of the year again. Yes my friends, its time for the annual “War on Christmas“. And what better way to rile up the base (that’s you, you wild and crazy Tea Partier’s) then to introduce a Meaningless House Resolution in support of the Federal Sanctioned Day Off.
The resolution states: That the House of Representatives–
(1) recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas
(2) strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas; and
(3) expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.
Now, I got news for the people. There is NO ONE trying to take away your right in celebrating the birth of the Christ. No one. No one is telling me I can’t say Merry Christmas. No one is telling me I have to celebrate the “Winter Season”. Unlike my Protestant friends (who seem to be screaming the loudest about this) , As a Roman Catholic, I do not need the Government to tell me when it’s Christmas. The Holy Father does that.
While we are at it, why is it that the biggest cheerleaders for “Free Market Capitalism” in the Tea Party movement, are the ones trying to force Free Market Company’s to say what they want them to say. This is in fact, anti-free market. A company that says “Happy Holidays” is not doing the “politically correct” thing, it’s adopting to current trends. By the way, aren’t you the same cheerleaders that are screaming the loudest about the “commercialization” of Christmas? Please make up your fragile little minds.
In short, there is No War on Christmas. If you need the Government to reinforce your beliefs and what days you need to observe your faith, than you really need to re-think the whole religion thing.