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:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- No matter what the law, people could just elect silence.
- The constitution guarantees freedom of religion, that include religious greetings. You cannot force non-Christians to observe Christian spells.
- 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.
- 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.