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November 13, 2014

Sleepers, Creepers on the March

Harry M. Covert

Creepers, sleepers and social destroyers are in fine form. Most certainly the newly elected local members of the Board of Education must consider the danger lurking.


Investigations and polls have been taken in recent months and years. Frederick County wants to avoid being similar to the policymakers getting all the coverage in Montgomery County.


This is not a tale of two counties. This is a serious account about leaders who won’t stand on principle and who give way to unpopular ideas and suggestions that run counter to traditional Maryland and American ideals.


The creepers did their first job some years back forcing public schools and governing agencies to rename the Christmas Holiday to merely the generic fall and winter holidays. Lots of people from all corners winced and winked and didn’t take the removals seriously. The days off for Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are proper and distinctive celebrations. The Christmas tree is the symbol of the season. There are Hanukkah bushes.


The sleepers have remained quiet for quite some time. Figuring the day will come when Christmas carolers and public school leaders, teachers and student will just ignore the joys of Christmas giving, parties and candies, cakes and pies of all tastes. And, I’m dead serious, go to sleep while the “eyes and actions of atheists, agnostics and Ebenezer Scrooges are busy determined to ruin society.”


Being nice and understanding to others doesn’t mean giving up honest-to-goodness spiritual beliefs.


Social destroyers of traditional Christendom have been running amok for a longtime. Turning the other cheek is one thing; but being stupid is another.


Creepers included Montgomery County Muslims demanding equal holidays for the Islamic holy day of Eid al-Adha.


So, instead of denying the additional holiday, the Montgomery County Board of Education just caved in. Because a few people want to attack Christian and Jewish holidays, the supposed leaders just say no days will be identified.


This is where the Maryland General Assembly should step up and merely say that the traditional holidays are sacred and will remain.


And, the General Assembly should stand and merely overrule school boards who deny the basic virtues.


A good question for today is what is it going to take for Marylanders and Americans to further say, “This is enough.” The violation of the general public has gone too far.


Marylanders and Americans seemed to have recently awakened somewhat, one-step-at-a-time, to make changes.


The creepers, the sleepers and social destroyers have pushed the envelope far too far. And they keep pushing and pushing.


The day is going to come when the Montgomery County routine slips into Frederick County considerations. It will, too, and traditionalists, who sing Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and Christmas carols, must fight for the right without reservation.


It is also amazing to hear the decriers of bad words, like the N-word, the F-word, ignore the oft-heard J-word, G word and d-word.


The public vocabulary grows daily in schools, restaurants, libraries and gas stations. Sometimes, listeners think they’re in church. And, quite frequently, it’s not even a Friday night or Sunday morning.


No matter what presidential acolytes said recently, “Americans are not stupid.


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