75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools
Despite school administrators‚Äô concerns nationwide, Americans strongly believe that Christmas should be a part of public schools. They feel just as strongly that religious symbols should be allowed on public property.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of American Adults think Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% disagree, while 10% are not sure.
What take Santa Claus out of public schools! Retailers won't stand for it!
Halloween is really one of the most important days --for adults--to party so I can see why it has spread to other countries. The original motivations behind Christ Mass and all saints day do have evil connotations.
Mike wrote: If Australia buys something it doesn't want, it's Australia's fault, not the seller's. We have the problem of no personal responsibility here as well.
Good point, though by his standards, he should blame Ireland instead, for historians say they were largely responsible for popularizing that holiday here in the 1st place, after mass immigration due to the Potato Famine. Before then, Americans assumed an Irish person was from Ulster.
One would think Irish convicts transported to Australia may have started it there sooner. They imagined they were transported Down Under because they were Irish, but they were usually wrong. Many also thought they could escape to China by land, but of course they were wrong about that, too. Source: ‚ÄúThe Fatal Shore‚ÄĚ by Robert Hughes
BTW, America is to blame for the founding of Australia. Britain lost her New World dumping-ground for convicts & needed a new one, which James Cook conveniently discovered.
Tara Gill wrote: --- My parents never celebrated valentines day and it was of no import to most people. We didn't hand out cards at school. But again the florists would go broke without it now. Thanks America. What should we prepare for next. ---
If Australia buys something it doesn't want, it's Australia's fault, not the seller's. We have the problem of no personal responsibility here as well.
They wont take it out of schools, the retailers would never allow it. The same people dont want Bibles or prayer in school so no surprise here! Im so disgusted that we have halloween in Australia, getting bigger every year. It was unheard of in my neighborhood growing up and was slowly introduced late 70s and now is a really big retail event. My parents never celebrated valentines day and it was of no import to most people. We didn't hand out cards at school. But again the florists would go broke without it now. Thanks America. What should we prepare for next. Lets face facts, the go ernment tells the schools what to teach and they with the help of TV tell the kids what is truth