National Review Declares War on Christmas

Tom PiatakNational Review long ago ran up the white flag in the War against Christmas. Now, it is joining the other side, with Kathryn Jean Lopez echoing a reader’s complaint that Mike Huckabee’s ad wishing everyone a Merry Christmas is “offensive.”

It’s hard to fathom the source of Lopez’ outrage. There is absolutely nothing preventing all the candidates from running similar ads. In fact, Ron Paul has run a similar internet ad. Wishing someone “Merry Christmas” used to be as American as apple pie. Now it is suspect, and subject to endless second guessing and analysis. We will know the enemies of Christmas have been defeated when Americans, once again, wish each other “Merry Christmas” as a matter of course, with no one questioning their motives or claiming to be “offended.”

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