The MetroWest Daily News was kind enough to admit that the United States has an Establishment Clause problem. Here’s the candid admission:
“We’re pleased to report that the seasonal hyperventilating over an alleged “war on Christmas” has largely passed, with just a little grousing over officials who dare call a Christmas tree a “holiday tree,” and a minor fracas over the race of the mythical Santa Claus. We know of no local lawsuits over holiday decorations, no protests over the words store clerks use to greet shoppers.
But it there was a war on Christmas, Christmas won. Not only that, victorious Christmas is now making war on other holidays. Again this year it breached the defenses of Thanksgiving, with stores in many states starting their Black Friday sales on Thursday. Christmas store decorations have begun showing up alongside Halloween decorations in October.”