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HOLIDAYS: Christmas is an American tradition

Letter by Janice L. Bellingar, Auburn on Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 66 Comments »
December 7, 2011 1:49 pm

We are continually told what is politically correct, that we must be careful about what we say and how we display our religious beliefs, even if we are showing no particular religious sect, but only beliefs steeped in American tradition.

Christmas is an American tradition just as much as a religious holiday, celebrated by both Christians and non-Christians. To take away the decorated tree, poinsettias, Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas carols, or the nativity scene is to take away the heart of America.

This would be no different than if Mexico declared that the piñata can no longer be displayed or enjoyed openly, because it might offend somebody.

For those that don’t like the old-time American traditions, start your own traditions. But let’s not take away what has been enjoyed and celebrated by millions throughout the centuries.

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