Christmas: A Proposal Concerning the National Holiday

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Daily news and commentary by: Whymrhymer at the Blogger News Network and at The American Chronicle Family of Journals

At Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport in the past few days:

Holiday Trees went Up

A rabbi wanted a menorah too
His lawyer said he would sue
The airport didn’t know what to do

Holiday Trees came down

The rabbi became a hated man
He had to quickly develop a plan
lawsuit plans went in the can

The Holiday Trees are back

Its a good thing the airport decided to put up “Holiday Trees” and not “Christmas Trees,” Christmas is contentious!

Yes! Christmas is a National Holiday so Sea-Tac would have been within their “legal” rights to put up signs saying: “These are Christmas Trees, Christmas is a National Holiday, so if you don’t like it, find the nearest exit.” They preferred, of course to go PC and call them “Holiday Trees” in a “Holiday Display.”

One simple question that might set your minds aflutter:

Since the First Amendment to the Constitution specifically states:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .”

. . . doesn’t the law establishing a Christian holiday as a National Holiday constitute the establishment of Christianity as the “National religion?”

To answer my own question, Yes! Of course it does! Christianity is clearly the United States National religion so I propose that the government should immediately stop the pretence and either revise the First Amendment to include the words “except Christmas” after the word “religion” OR change the name of the holiday, rename it “All Gods Day” or something like that, so it conforms to the Constitution.

Links:

Seattle Post Intelligencer: Treeless in Seattle? The port stumbles

Los Angeles Times: Oh! No Christmas trees?

From the blogosphere:

Red State American: Christmas trees are going back up at Sea-Tac airport

Christmas Spirit: This can happen only in America

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One thought on “Christmas: A Proposal Concerning the National Holiday

  1. whymrhymer,

    As a Constitutional Conservative, I must object…again. The First Amendment, as you wrote, reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .” If the writers of the Bill of Rights had intended for it to actually say Congress shall make no law respecting a promotion of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… I would have no argument.

    As it is, there is no Church of the United States, which is the only action prohibited by this amendment. The founders intended this Amendment to promote the free exercise of any religion, and to prevent the state establishment of a religion, like the Church of England or the establishment of a theocracy. Therefore, national holidays respecting the religion of the majority, symbols of said religion on government property, and the use of phrases such as “so help me God” in oaths of office are Constitutionally permissible. Those of other religions (or of no religion) are not required to participate.

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