Letter: Pleasing minorities not the solution
A famous person in history once said: "The best way for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to sit back and do nothing."
This accurately describes the whole state of our nation when it comes to tolerance of those who want do away with images of Christmas, Christianity, etc.
Groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union want to remove any reference to God from everything. The result is that we have wimpy local governments scratching their heads considering the constitutionality about displaying images in observance of holidays like Christmas and Easter. As Marlene Kouba said, they don't understand the Constitution in the first place.
Those wimpy elected officials who don't want to offend anyone should be made to work on Christmas, Easter, etc. as Nikki Spethman suggested.
Every year we are seeing more elaborate displays for Halloween which is more of a satanic holiday. Nobody has a problem with that -- another good example of this country going down the toilet when it comes to being a Christian nation.
Our Founding Fathers were men of God that used the Bible as their guide when drafting our Constitution. They were not mixing church and state. If they could come back and see what is happening in this country they would be heart sick. They would be appalled to see us even considering whether or not we are offending the atheist or non-believer.
We are dealing with a force called liberalism. Their main ambition in life is to force the rest of us to conform to their way of thinking and do as they do. Often they are very hypocritical as they don't practice what they preach. The reason these minorities are gaining power is that we are tolerating them.
As Edee Steckler points out, pleasing these minorities is not the answer and only adds to the further demoralization of our great nation. It all goes back to what I stated at the beginning of this letter: "The best way for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to sit back and do nothing."
Ralph Muecke, Gladstone