The President Says Merry Christmas!

I heard it myself, this morning. Barack Obama said, “Merry Christmas.” That must mean that it is politically correct and our government will now allow the word Christmas back in the public schools and Christmas trees on public property. 

Is there a war on Christmas? I am not sure. Here is a portion of what was written in Ventura County Star:

Lincoln Chafee…. recently told me on national television the reason he will not use the word “Christmas” in describing the state Christmas tree. The idea is that the word might offend non-Christians. The governor calls the state-purchased symbol a “holiday tree.”…

…I mean, here’s how bad it is in this country. A pastor in Arkansas canceled a play called “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” because some nutty atheist objected to public school kids seeing it on church grounds. So Charlie, Snoopy and Linus were thrown under the bus by a Christian cleric. Good grief!…

…So, when President Grant honored Jesus by signing into law the national holiday of Christmas in 1870, the nation certified that positive message of generosity and peace was a worthy of a day off. Pretty much everybody was on board.

Here is what those precious children missed:




About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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15 Responses to The President Says Merry Christmas!

  1. loopyloo305 says:

    Merry Christmas and God bless you my friend!


  2. Merry Christmas Jlue! Looking forward to reading more of your blog next year.

    NB: 1870 is a far different era from 2012. The country has changed tremendously since.


    • jlue says:

      Merry Christmas! Thanks for stopping by and hope you continue to come. The country has changed, but God is unchanging:

      Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever Hebrews 13:8


      • Hey Jlue! I love your enthusiasm. However, when you say the government has taken Christmas out of the public schools I cannot agree with you. Did you know the Constitution stipulates many of the things which you are so vehemently against? Let’s be honest, Conservatives, assuming you are one cannot have it both ways. On some issues, you are for strict adherence to the Constitution and on others like separation of Church and State you are not. It seems hypocritical to me. Of course, I am not calling you a hypocrite. No sir, I would never do that. I am merely pointing out an apparent discrepancy.


      • jlue says:

        Could you quote the part of the Constitution to which you refer?


      • Read article 6 of the US Constitution and you will get the picture Jlue.


      • jlue says:

        Noel, I am trying to understand what you are saying here. I don’t mean to be obtuse, but I am not really getting the picture. Separation of Church and State isn’t actually in the constitution. It is a ‘doctrine’ stated by Thomas Jefferson, but it was stated for the opposite reason of how it is being used today. It was used in the context of assuring the church that it would be safe from government control or a state church. ‘Danbury Baptists Concerned About Congregationalism’

        The truth is that by the Constitution, the Federal Government has no right to meddle in education at all. Any power not given to the Federal Government is left to the states by the tenth amendment. The first amendment gives us the right to practice religion as ‘we the people’ see fit:

        Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

        The majority of the people have the right to decide and the judges, according to Article VI must follow the constitution, not something Thomas Jefferson wrote to the church of Danbury.

        Article. VI.

        All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

        This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

        The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

        I believe Conservatives do follow the constitution more strictly than Liberals or Progressives.


      • Jlue my friend! I understand your argument quite well, but a school is not a church nor is City Hall. Therefore, the people who argue against, say, for example, displaying the ten commandments in City Hall has the same rights as those who want the monument displayed. In a democracy, the government is of the people, for the people, by the people. Consequently, every group must be treated equally, irrespective of party politics or religion.

        Conservatives tend to act like the Pharisees of Jesus’ time. They think America belongs to them only. Further, because they are mostly evangelical, they think everybody else should be evangelical too. Hence they dislike other sub-groups, just like the Pharisees despised the Gentiles.

        NB: This is not personal Jlue. Just an observation


      • jlue says:

        All conservatives are not evangelical Christians, but are the majority? I am not really sure that is true, but it could be. What is probably true, though, is that all (or the vast majority of) evangelical Christians are conservatives.

        I am considering what you said about conservatives tend to act like Pharisees, that we believe the country belongs to us, and that we dislike other sub-groups.If that is true, I am sorry and apologize for leaving that impression.

        The country is truly divided and I know we conservatives feel hated, so I am not surprised that we are perceived as hating. It appears to me that much of this hinges on our earlier observations about the Constitution. Conservatives do want the Constitution up-held and while we are not actually a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic, we function like a democracy because of the power of the people to vote and make choices.

        May I explore something that you said:

        “In a democracy, the government is of the people, for the people, by the people. Consequently, every group must be treated equally, irrespective of party politics or religion.”

        There is a contradiction within your statement. In a democracy, the majority rules. Minorities do not. In America, however, we have believe that minorities should have “equal rights with majorities”. This was shown when we established the clause that reads”

        We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-

        Here is how I see the problem. Every group cannot be equally represented. We do not want a group of pedophiles, for example, having equal status with a group of, say, Mormons. There are all types of minorities and there is no way to treat every ‘group’ equally. We can, however, treat every citizen equally. I believe all people should have equal rights, not all groups. To have a Constitutional Republic, the majority must make major decisions at the polling places.

        As for liberals thinking conservatives are hateful and conservatives thinking liberals are hateful, how did we come to be so divided? It seems our rhetoric and accusations to one another have become so insulting and unkind partially because we can talk on the internet without actually knowing one another. We say things we would never say if talking face to face in the supermarket.

        Even so, I think it is the work of Satan. In the book of the Revelation, Satan is referred to as “the accuser” and he is going down in the future.

        …for the accuser of our brethren…has been cast down. Revelation 12:10

        Please forgive me if I have sounded rude and unkind. I really do not mean to come across that way.


      • Hello Jlue! Thanks for your candid response. You may be a Conservative at heart, but you are much bigger than that. Your are a child of the true and living God.


      • jlue says:

        That is a very nice thing for you to say, Noel. I feel that you are as well. Hope you have a great year in 2013!


  3. loopyloo305 says:

    Noel, I hope you don’t mind if I but in here for a moment! I have been reading your back and forth with Jlue and am concerned with something. That is the statement that conservative Christians are hateful. I am an evangelical Christian and in no church I have ever attended have we encouraged hatred of any people. Yes we do hate certain practices, murder, abortion, homosexuality, abuse of people, slavery and all things that are against the tenets that Jesus provided for us to follow. Does that follow that we hate the people that commit them? I don’t think so, we are intelligent enough to separate the people from the acts. When I put up a post against a certain practice that is done, I try not to give the impression that I hate the people although I am sure that many take it that way. I do not like Mr. Obama because of his actions and what he promotes, I didn’t like George W. Bush for the same reason. I did vote for Clinton even though I did not like every thing about him. I felt at the time he was a better choice, and the second time I simply stayed home.
    People who do not like Christianity and those who are trying to get it out of everything, claim hatred by Christianity as an excuse to remove it from every part of the public square. Our forefathers did not write separation of Church and State into the Constitution, and they did have the opportunity, they specifically stated that there could not be a religious test for service as a representative of the people, but that was as much to protect Christians as anything else. If they had required one, it would have excluded many good people on either side. But nowhere in the Constitution itself regardless of how the Supreme court ruled, is there any place where Christianity or Religion is forbidden from being part of our Government. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington both made many statements about how important Christianity was to the future of the country and included prayer in all government actions. If they wanted it separate, they would have started with their first acts, instead their first acts were to include it. Two things they did write into the Constitution are freedom of speech and freedom to practice our faith. They also explicitly stated that Congress could make no laws prohibiting the free practice of that Religion. If they wanted Congress or the Supreme Court to keep religion out of the schools they had an odd way of handling it. George Washington told Indians at the time that they should bring their children to public schools and said “You do well to wish to learn… above all, the religion of Jesus Christ [in public schools]… Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention, Benjamin Franklin had Pennsylvania public schools teach, “…the excellency of the Christian religion above all others.
    As far as hatred, don’t judge us by the actions of a few like the Westboro Church and some others who are spewing hatred, there are many who try to corrupt the faith on both sides, God knows the difference and Satan encourages us to divide. Our principles teach us that what is most important is following the tenets that Christ laid out for His followers. Our Pastors teach us the importance of practicing our faith and that God comes first. God bless you Noel and if I have given you the impression that I hate anyone, please forgive me, it is not my intention.


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