posted on Dec, 9 2005 @ 05:56 PM
I think most of you are kind of seeing one of the points of this article: it's senseless to make a big deal out of a holiday card. I think there's
a bigger issue behind it, though.... and that issue is that the man who is screaming so loudly about this is a representative from one of the groups
that make up GWB's biggest supporters. It's people like this that hang on every word that GWB says, and hold him as a saint who can do no wrong.
It is this group, as small a minority as it is, that has been yelling the loudest through GWB's presidency, and been getting placated as a result.
It's people like this who are making the political differences.
This isn't just an issue about holiday cards. This is about American politics. This is the group that GWB caters to the most, and several members
of this segment of the American population are in high positions in the government, making choices that affect all of us.
Yes, holiday cards are a minor issue, and really a rather asinine thing to make a stink about, yet they do. Why? Because the cards don't inherently
support Christianity as the prevailing religion in the US. Many people that fall within this small minority of people refuse to admit that people are
free to choose their own religion (as protected by the first Amendment to the Bill of Rights: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment
of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"), and that Christianity isn't the only religion practiced by Americans (Census data showing
the religious diversity of the American population between 1999 and 2001 can be found here: www.census.gov...
[towards the bottom of the document]). As much publicly available information as there is to prove they aren't the only ones in the US, they don't
seem to care, and they still squawk like they're the only ones that live here.
Take a look at the people running and supporting the government, and in this article, you'll find an illustration of what is really happening in