Saturday, December 18, 2004

Have a Ramahanakwanzmas!

Well, I can't honestly take credit for that. I got that from the Glenn Beck show. But it brings up a good point. When did we, as a country, become so wussified that we can't even mention the word "holiday" for fear of offending someone? I mean come on! Now schools are moving to having "winter break" partys rather than "holiday" partys. I was going to post a few links to news stories of schools who felt it was necessary to eliminate some kind of holiday activity for fear of legal retribution from thin-skinned liberals. However, there are so many of these creeping into the news these days, I am forced to concede defeat myself. One school has even gone so far as to tell parents they can't send red or green napkins or plates to school for the winter break party! How absolutely gutless and ridiculous! Let me quote from a little document I like to call the Constitution of the United States.
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.
I don't see anything in there about "holiday partys," letting children celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, or Ramadan, or about what freaking color of napkins the school can use for a party. Surveys show that close the 80% of the population claim to belive in the existance of God. Fewer than 20% avow to not believe in God, and of those who don't believe only a fraction are offended by holiday displays. In fact some atheists even celebrate a secular Christmas. So when did it become necessary for the vast majority of Americans to been over and grab our ankles for these freaks?