Merry Christmas

Trump has repeatedly promised that he is going to make everyone say Merry Christmas during the winter holidays. He cannot do this for four reasons:

  1. No matter what the law, people could just elect silence.
  2. The constitution guarantees freedom of religion, that include religious greetings. You cannot force non-Christians to observe Christian spells.
  3. Department stores have wide variety of customers of many religions and atheism. They usually choose a generic greeting that can be applied to anyone. Because of the constitution, the government cannot even indirectly impose Christianity on the customers of a department store.
  4. It is just plain rude to impose Christianity on others. Imagine if the Muslims demanded we say As-Salam-u-Alaikum instead of Merry Christmas.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)