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Murph

War on Christmas continues

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When given the chance, people will speakout...with their wallets

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=333&sid=4601149

I would love to be a fly on the wall at the next organizational meeting for them when it is time to plan next years event.

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Back in my day we called that "compromise."

Back in my day, majority of votes/opinions made the rules. Not threats of lawsuits and protests by the offended.

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When given the chance, people will speakout...with their wallets

Kinda surprised the article didn't say that the poor turnout was most likely a result of the down economy :)

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Back in my day, majority of votes/opinions made the rules. Not threats of lawsuits and protests by the offended.

Luckily for us, our country and it's institutions weren't founded in such a dark era.

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Luckily for us, our country and it's institutions weren't founded in such a dark era.

Disagree completely. The Declaration of Independence was unanimously approved by representatives of all our states (I think they were called states by then). Even though there were a few reps. inside each state who disagreed they were outvoted by their other states members. No compromise needed.

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What's it called when the wishes of the many are crushed by the wishes of the few?

It's called fascism.

(stir dat pot)

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Disagree completely. The Declaration of Independence was unanimously approved by representatives of all our states (I think they were called states by then). Even though there were a few reps. inside each state who disagreed they were outvoted by their other states members. No compromise needed.

If we had listen to the majority, there would have been no Senate, and the South would have been a powerless satellite of the Northeast.

Jim Crow laws were very popular in the south as well in the middle of last century until a very vocal minority stood up to it.

Majority rules, minority rights. That's the basis of this country and any healthy democracy.

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96% of Americans celebrate Christmas source (3rd paragraph)

http://www.gallup.com/poll/2206/Merry-Christmas-Many-Americans-Who-Believe-Holiday-Has.aspx

If you add Hanukkah as an option, you easily surprass 97%. In practically all forms of organizations from the feds right on down to your local PTA meeting, when you have that kind of support, there is no debate, nothing left to discuss, it is the same as 100%. It would be nice if these sqeaky wheels with nothing better to do would move on to something else. It would also be nice if a few of these local retailer managers would grow a backbone and not listen to one or two customers complaints thus advising their employees to censor their well wishes. Let it be.

Traditions and customs are what we are and we can't please everybody all the time. Why should 96% of us have to bend? Seriously why? Nobody is oppressed or being abused.

So why?

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While I don't like the idea of a small group of people stopping something for a large group of people, I despise the idea of a large group of people feeling they should have unquestioned tyrannical say on how things are done.

That's mob mentality at it's finest.

I like what the Brits did in their school: compromised.

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While I don't like the idea of a small group of people stopping something for a large group of people, I despise the idea of a large group of people feeling they should have unquestioned tyrannical say on how things are done.

That's mob mentality at it's finest.

I like what the Brits did in their school: compromised.

Would you shut down or censor an art exhibit if some folks found it offensive?

Giving in to the tyranny of the offended cuts both ways.

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