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Away With the Manger

Martial arts master Chuck Norris points out that President Obama doesn’t seem to understand the Reason for the Season.

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by Chuck Norris at Townhall.com

I’m willing to bet that President Barack Obama’s Christmas address this week will shine with a religious significance that’s about as bright as what was in his unusually short Thanksgiving proclamation, which gave a token reference to God via a quote from George Washington.

Even in the Obamas’ superstar Christmas interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Gloria Estefan, there were discussions about Santa Claus, Christmas trees, ornaments, gingerbread houses and even their dog’s Christmas stocking. Obama even gave a Christmas shout-out to all Hispanics. But there was not one mention of religion or a hint of the real reason for the season.

Gone are the days when presidents and most politicians publicly rejoiced in the birth of Christ. Like many of you, I still remember a day — even in Washington — when Christ was central to Christmas. It was an America that was far less politically correct, an America that wasn’t afraid to stand up for its belief in the babe who was born in Bethlehem.

Besides Obama, even our modern Democratic presidents have stood up for America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and the true meaning of Christmas. Here’s a small sample. (If you’re interested in more, I encourage you to go to the exclusive expanded edition of this same article at WorldNetDaily, which documents more than a dozen of our other presidents’ Christmas confessions and festivities, from George Washington through George W. Bush.)

It’s well-known that President John Kennedy was a Catholic. What’s not so well-known is that in 1957, then-Sen. Kennedy disclosed at a National Conference of Christians and Jews dinner what he believed was the remedy to the ills in society: “Upon what can we rely? Where can we compete? In what can we find hope for the future? The answer, I believe, lies ultimately in the very principles which we honor tonight — the principles of our Judaic-Christian heritage.”

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December 22, 2009 Posted by | Christianity, Holidays | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sen. Blanche Lincoln can’t say Merry Christmas?

by John Allison III

Every Christmas season of late has been plagued by the controversy of how to appropriately greet one another during the season set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  According to a Rasmussen poll last month, 72% of Americans prefer the traditional “Merry Christmas” greeting and only 22% prefer “Happy Holidays.”

I think it’s probably safe to assume a conservative state like Arkansas, nestled snugly inside the Bible Belt, would lean more heavily in favor of  “Merry Christmas.”  But even if the poll accurately represents Arkansans’ thinking on this issue, an Arkansas politician who chooses to use the secular “Happy Holidays” is likely to offend more voters than one who uses the traditional Christmas greeting.

Today, Senator Blanche Lincoln demonstrated once again just how far out of touch she is with the people of Arkansas with her “Holiday Greeting.”  Though 86% of Arkansans identify themselves as Christian, Lincoln doesn’t once recognize this as a time to celebrate the birth of Christ.  Perhaps she feels more comfortable with the “freethinking” Winter Solstice worshipers who recently won the right to adorn the Arkansas State Capitol with their pagan display.

Lincoln sent the following email to her constituents earlier today:

Dear Fellow Arkansan,

As you gather together to celebrate with your family this holiday, I encourage you to embrace the spirit of the season. Remember our neighbors in need by volunteering your time and services or donating your financial resources to those less fortunate. We can all make a difference in someone’s life.

From my family to yours, have a joyous holiday and a very happy New Year.

With Arkansas Pride,

Not one mention of Christ, or Christmas.  Just “holiday.”

Here’s her “Holiday Greeting” video:

Remember, 86% of Arkansans identify themselves as Christians.  Still, Lincoln seems to have joined the left-wing group of radical Democrats who interpret the 1st Amendment’s Freedom “of” Religion to imply Freedom “from” Religion.  This may prove to be just one more nail in the coffin of her political career as she faces a tough reelection campaign next year.

Already, Rasmussen has her trailing 4 of the 7 announced Republican candidates for her seat in 2010.  One of those candidates, Curtis Coleman, has released his own Christmas message to Arkansas voters and (gasp!) he actually calls it Christmas!

I’m thinking Coleman’s message will play better with Arkansas voters, but tell us what you think.

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Christianity, Holidays | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Weekly Radio Addresss 11-29-2008

The President-elect gives a special Thanksgiving message and once again turns his attention to the economic crisis. Finally, he seems to be getting it when he states that recovery will come because of the hard work and dedication of Americans.

November 30, 2008 Posted by | Obama | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish all readers of this blog a Happy Thanksgiving. Even when the world is seeming to fall apart around us, things could always be worse. Here are some things I’m thankful for, in order of greatest importance to least…

1) That God sent His son to die for our sins.
2) My wife and two wonderful daughters.
3) My parents, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
4) Friends.
5) That I live in the greatest country in the world.
6) My job as a high school math teacher.
7) My students.
8) My dogs.
9) Being debt free.
10) My possessions.

I truly am blessed and fortunate and wish for many blessings for all my friends, both liberal and conservative.

Feel free to use the comment section to let people know what you’re thankful for.

November 27, 2008 Posted by | Conservatism | , , | 1 Comment