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What If the ACLU Had Existed on Christmas Eve, 0000?
By John Lillpop
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
As we Americans struggle to preserve our rich cultural traditions surrounding Christmas, there are times when the struggle seems too hard, the load too heavy.
For example, one wonders if it is worth it upon hearing that another whacked-out liberal judge has determined that the nativity scene is unconstitutional.
The nativity scene is unconstitutional, for heaven's sake!
Not that long ago, the word unconstitutional was reserved for major injustices that really harmed humanity. For instance, unconstitutional referred to heinous acts like slavery or racial discrimination.
Or what about that rabbi with too much time on his hands who threatened to sue if his religious symbols were not granted equal time and importance to fifteen Christmas trees enjoyed by the overwhelming majority of the public at the Seattle airport? Why would a supposed "man of faith" act to deny so many people the pleasure of seeing a simple, unobtrusive symbol just because the symbol did not represent his particular faith?
How does one confront such narrow-minded, spiteful thinking without going barking mad?
One way is to fantasize what the first Christmas might have been like if liberals and the ACLU had been in charge on the night Jesus was born.
The Christmas story would have been dramatically different:
Citing the lack of any women, blacks, Hispanics, gays, transvestites, or blind and handicapped Buddhists among the three wise persons, the judge would give the wise men three hours to implement an affirmative action plan, or be forced to leave the Holy Land.
Such emissions were thought to be a major factor in clinical depressions, and were also implicated in a phenomenon that Goreish called "global warming" which he claimed would surely destroy the earth by the end of the month, at the latest.
If nothing else, we can give thanks for the fact that liberalism and the ACLU did not exist in their present form on that first Christmas Eve.
And that allowed our Creator to give humanity the greatest and most blessed gift of all time!