Ben Stein: a few words at Christmas

December 24, 2007

Christmas in Washington DCIf only more people could take this prudent, libertarian approach to living in a free society:

“[A confession from my beating heart:] I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, fine. The menorah a few hundred yards away is fine too.

“I do not like getting pushed around for being a Jew and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.”

Merry Christmas everyone.

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And nobody but whacked-out lefties ever thought that anybody DID care about the trees being called Christmas trees or anything else for that matter. It’s only the morons that work for those leftist think tanks that care (like the one you mentioned a while back which aimed to get everyone in Britain sharing every holiday). It’s pathetic! Thank God for common sense.

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