Merry Christmas… I get it. For those who for many years lived in a country where you have been the majority, not hearing “Merry Christmas” is beyond heartbreaking. When everyone is on the same page, when friends and neighbors believe as one and celebrate together.. there are few things sweeter. And besides, America’s open society was created by our founders with an understanding that the individual is a person of faith. People are by nature social. We are pack animals. Losing a culture that binds our community… that’s destabilizing to say the least.
Now Happy Holidays… I get it. If you’re not the majority, finally, the recognition for your identity is heart warming and powerful. And besides, America’s constitution from its dawn recognized the importance of respecting all people- not those of just the majority. That after all was the crux of the American Revolution- representation of the people- is why our country was founded.
So… what to do? Shaking the religious foundation of our country is destabilizing. Disrespecting the constitutional values upon which our country is based is destabilizing. All this just from a few words: “Merry Christmas v. Happy Holidays” My thoughts? Let’s not dig our heals in. Wish people a Merry Christmas when you can and a Happy Holiday when appropriate. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. We can preserve our foundation and our constitution.
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