The joyous seasons of Christmas and Hanukkah are once again upon us. They bring all the warmth, happiness, prayers, hope and generosity that we share with one another and our families. It’s a time to believe in miracles while realizing that all things may not be perfect, but we can comfort one another in the time of need or hardship.
Some selfish individuals are beyond human American decency. They take much pleasure in destroying the simple traditions of religious celebrations and symbols. They are the dredges of our society, sewer rats that come out only at night, hiding behind the shield of darkness, waiting to devour the weak, going back into their holes at the first signs of strength or day light.
We, are Americans and don’t twist anyone’s arm, to participate or join, in any acts of merriment, but all are peacefully welcomed to participate, no one is forced or submitted into acceptance.
We must keep the Government out of our lives; don’t sell your rights and freedoms, for a false sense of security or baseless, groundless, inexcusable, illogical political correctness. Don’t disappoint our brave gladiators, who are risking their lives and losing their limbs so your life, liberty and your pursuit of happiness are preserved forever. Don’t let them down, exercise your freedom of speech, continue to question authority, and especially don’t trust the government. Remember these immortal words of President Ronald Reagan when he said, “that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help”
Please remember our Troops, during this most Holy Time. Every branch of the United States Military, including all civilian personnel, and our loyal allies must always be acknowledged in our hearts and minds. Our total appreciation must also be extended, towards all these brave men and women, wherever they’re stationed, at home or abroad, for their generous dedication, valor and never be so slightly relinquished.
Please pray that they will have a blessed protected Christmas and Hanukkah Holidays and that they will return to their loving families, safe and sound from harms way. Words can not express our total admiration, for without them, our heroic veterans, and all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, freedom is just another word. Thank God for each and every one of them, please protect them and their families always.
I’m proud to say Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa. I will always, most definitely keep the Holy, Blessed Name of Christ in Christmas, while wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy, Safe, Prosperous New Year, whether you like it or not. Those who object, tough, get over it.
So acquire a copy of the United States Constitution. Read every article, paragraph and amendment with sincere reverence and pride. When finished, give it a big kiss and “Thank the Good Lord” every day, with every precious breath, that you are blessed, with the privilege, of living in our beloved one free Nation, under God.
William P. Frasca
Jersey City, N.J.