Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fabulous Letter to the Editor in the Register Guard

Here is the letter to the editor I referenced yesterday (that I totally agree with!).

 

LETTERS IN THE EDITOR’S MAILBAG

Published: (Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 05:00AM)Midnight, Dec 10
Bring back ‘Merry Christmas’
It is ludicrous that people must say “Happy Holidays” in place of “Merry Christmas” during Christmas time. The First Amendment clearly prohibits interfering with “the free exercise of religion,” so why do we have stores and many public facilities being pressured into saying “Happy Holidays” instead? It’s because pressure has been put on them to say “Happy Holidays” so as to not offend anyone.
Christmas is technically a federal holiday in the United States. People who say “Merry Christmas” are supporting a federal holiday, not a Christian one.
Christmas has Christian roots, but it has been adopted by America and molded into our culture to create a national holiday. It’s so much a part of our culture that there are Christmas trees in the White House, a government building, as well as in the Hult Center, also a government building.
When people say the phrase “Merry Christmas” is promoting Jesus they are wrong, because it is promoting the federal holiday. I’m sure there are people out there who say companies should not promote the federal government either, but then it comes down to what offends the least number of people.
In today’s society there are more people who would rather hear “Merry Christmas” than “Happy Holidays,” so why not bring it back?
ANDREW DUYCK
Eugene

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