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The Foxies must have zipped down route 7 and visited the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg.
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has offended the Foxies for doing what his Republican predecessor did, sending an invitation for a Tree Lighting Ceremony. Lincoln Chafee has defiled Christmas! The nerve!
As the Foxies ring the death knell for Christmas, we are reminded that the Pilgrims actually banned the observation of Christmas and fined anyone decorating 5 shillings. Oooooops. Christmas Day has not always been the biggie that it is today.
Why do people want to fight over this issue? There is no War on Christmas. Seasons Greetings, Xmas, and Happy Holidays have been around since I was a kid at least and probably a lot before that. Let me assure you, ‘since I was a kid’ is a long, long time ago.
In addition to being a religious holiday, Christmas is also an American holiday. Why? Because Americans like it and want it to be an American Holiday. Christmas is both religious and secular. The religious part of Christmas is personal and based on one’s religion. The American part of Christmas depends on customs and local culture. People of all faiths participate in decorations, carolling, parades and above all, the office Christmas parties. Americans invite their friends and neighbors in for holiday cheer or something warm to drink. They don’t check a person’s religion before extending an invitation.
The Foxies need to let up and quit stirring up trouble where none exists. Let’s let Americans and Christians continue with the reason for the season, whatever theirs happens to be.