ACLU Goes Grinch
I think it is about time that the people stand up for their beliefs. The first amendment states that we have the right to celebrate our beliefs, no matter what they are. I truly doubt that anyone would be throwing a fit over any American celebrating Kwanzaa, Ramadan, or Hanukkah. Yet, people seem to attack Christmas and I feel that the people need to stand up for their RIGHT to celebrate Christmas, just like other people fight for their beliefs.
School superintendents across the state were reminded by the ACLU this week that holiday celebrations focusing primarily on one religious holiday amount to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) letter, addressed to 137 public shool leaders across the state, stated that it was responding to a number of complaints from families about school party activites this Christmas season.
Hedy Weinburg, ACLU executive director in Tennessee, cited several U.S. Supreme Court decisions about the matter.
But several area citizens, like Jim Brown, think that such admonitions are misguided and potentially dangerous. Brown commented on the news, saying "We are a Christian nation. Let's act like it." and said that he hopes that the teachers and administration will celebrate the Christmas season.
If we are a nation of the people by the people, then that means THE PEOPLE have the power. We should be able to celebrate whatever religious holidays we wish and because Christmas is under attack by the left and many others, that is just more reason to stand firm in faith.