Hot Damn, it's Christmas time!
With Thanksgiving over, the time for the holidays rolls in and the stress sets in.
Wait, I'm sorry. That was terribly incorrect of me to say "the holidays." It's quite clearly just another way of me to help wage the "war on Christmas."
That's right, comrades, the time of year has come for right wingers to start accusing the non-extremists of committing a war on Christianity, Christmas, Jesus, tradition, theocracies, the family, and anything else that's synonymous with "moral values." That is, their moral values.
Around this time last year, Bill O'Reilly and his ilk started accusing leftists and anyone else not allied with the Grand Ol' Pedophiles of supporting a war on Christmas and a "secular regime." I'm not sure where he got that. Maybe it was when corporations tried to appeal to diverse neighborhoods by saying "Happy Holidays" instead of alienation anyone. In true "Go Christian or go home" fashion, Bill shot out a poorly written article against the "leftists" (Yeah, calling Wal-Mart and the like leftists seemed a little odd to me too).
So, when reviewing this problem, I can only say that my solution would be to leave it alone. If you'd like to say Merry Christmas, I think our Constitution grants you that right. If you'd like to say Happy Holidays, do so. If you'd like to say "Kill Bill," that's even more acceptable (at least, in my book it is).
The confusing part about this is the fact that O'Reilly is such a proponent of people who would want to choose not to follow a "controlling...government". He lashes out at anyone who advocates a program in school that teaches, say, Islamic traditions but supports forcing corporations into honoring Christianity, even if their customers aren't Christian. Hey Bill, if you really support a true republic, then you should support the freedom of people to choose what they say. Not that it is a big deal, but really, you shouldn't try to force people into accepting Christianity while at the same time bashing "totalarion leftists."
In the end though, does it really matter?