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Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays

Why is “Happy Holidays” considered the more politically correct way of giving good wishes to your fellow man on the street? And why should we care?

Retailers in their rush to separate you from your currency during their busiest shopping time of the year, want to be sure not to step on any more toes than they have to in order to increase their sales. Toward that end, they not only listen to the Christian voices calling out “Merry Christmas”, but want to accept the “anti-christ” or atheist voices as well.

Since the atheist individuals are taking to the courts to enforce the separation of religion and state, they must also be heard. Unfortunately it is to the detriment of the Christians that also reinforce the belief of what is printed on our currency, “In God We Trust”. Stating that our country was not only founded on religious principles but is in our everyday life as shown in our signs and statuary on the public buildings throughout our nation.

So what is the politically correct salutation during this annual celebration of the birth of our Lord? They tell me that “Happy Holidays” should be the proper response.

Does this mean the “Happy Holidays” is the proper response for all holidays throughout the year? Let’s try this out on a few of these days then.

Merry Christmas = Happy Holidays
Happy Thanksgiving = Happy Holidays
Independence Day = Happy Holidays
Easter = Happy Holidays

Well it appears to work so far, but let’s take it a little further.

President’s Day = Happy Holidays
Martin Luther King Day = Happy Holidays
Memorial Day = Happy Holidays

Now there seems to be a problem developing here . . . With these three are we celebrating the birth, life or death of the individual? In the case of the first two we celebrate their approximate birthdays. But what about Memorial Day?

Surely we don’t celebrate their births or even their deaths as such, but more so their actual lives and dedication toward this nation they called home. To say that Memorial Day should be recognized by saying Happy Holidays in salutation is not only demeaning to the holiday, but to the Veterans themselves.

We celebrate the honor, the integrity, the dedication and the lives these men and women have given in defense of this country and we won’t stand for trivializing this because it is politically correct.

Or because we shouldn’t connect our Lord and Savior’s name to it. This great nation was founded by devoutly religious men and women. Many times one of the first structures built in these new-founded communities was their house of worship. All oaths are sworn to by the words, “. .so help me God” and the idea of separating church from state in order to promote their communistic ways is ludicrous. After all, even our money states,”In God We Trust”, not in Obama we trust!

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