Chris Britt by Chris Britt

Chris Britt

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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Unless of course you happen to be a conservative, Caucasian, wealthy, christian, then you are a second class citizen.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Hmm, Cannabis bush for Christmas??

  3. STLDan

    STLDan said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    I would call that Karma Bruce

  4. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Unless of course you happen to be a conservative, Caucasian, wealthy, christian, then you are a second class citizen.”


    How so? What rights and freedom have you lost, except the right and freedom to deny the rights and freedom of others? In what way are you “second-class”, except in that the others are no longer “second class”?

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @fritzoid

    Maybe a better question dude is what rights of yours have I personally denied you or anyone else? Go ahead and live your life but do me the courtesy of allowing me to do the same.

    But put up a nativity scene in the public square of a city that is majority christian? Nope, the minority opinion rules.

    How is that example indicative of tolerance.

  6. Movingsound

    Movingsound said, almost 4 years ago

    Nice cartoon. Amazing how so many readers here can pick a fight over a well meaning sentiment.

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “But put up a nativity scene in the public square of a city that is majority christian? Nope, the minority opinion rules. How is that example indicative of tolerance.”


    It’s not “minority rules”, as I said it’s not giving preference to one religion simply because it’s the majority. If the government recognizes one religion, it must recognize all of them. Since the public sector has no business recognizing religious holidays anyway, it’s simpler just not to put your nativity scene on public property. What, the churches themselves don’t have space for it?


    Again, in what way have white conservative Christians been pushed to the back seat, just because they now have to share the front seat?

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago

    Sounds like it is time for a recall election.

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    ‘Unless of course you happen to be a conservative, Caucasian, wealthy, christian, then you are a second class citizen.’

    You could summarise what you just said to “Bah, humbug!”

  10. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Is that because you don’t think these people are worthy of these things or because they won’t stand for them?

  11. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce, you mistake tolerance for constitutional prohibitions on the government (ANY government within the USA) promoting a particular religious point of view. Our founding fathers understood the slaughter and misery inflicted throughout Europe during previous centuries by religious wars and bigotry, and sought to avoid any such conflicts in the new America that they were creating. Nobody is stopping you from observing Christmas or any other holiday; you just shouldn’t expect it to be promoted at taxpayers’ expense.

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Not being able to inflict conservative moral views on others makes them second class citizens?

  13. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    FRITZKRINGLE and APFELZRA seem unaware that Christmas is an OFFICIAL FEDERAL HOLIDAY, and has been since 1870.”


    I’m aware of it, and I have mixed feelings about it. If Easter didn’t always fall on a Sunday we’d probably have to accommodate that too (some jurisdictions observe Good Friday as well, but I’ve never lived in a state where I got that as a day off).


    Look, I think the government (state and/or federal) should only officially observe secular holidays (not just “government” holidays but (for instance) New Years Day), but everyone should be guaranteed a handful of floating “Holidays of Conscience” that they can take when they choose. Of course, if we did that, 90% of the population would choose to make Christmas one of them. It is “in the interests of government economy” to simply close all the public offices on that day, rather than keep them open with skeleton (non-Christmas-observing) personnel, to serve a reduced (non-Christmas-observing) clientele. I too am an atheist, but I would choose to observe Christmas in any case (albeit secularly).


    On the other hand, we have practice in accommodating JEWISH holidays that are not Federal Holidays; public schools and courts of law in many places aren’t in session on Yom Kippur. In the future, we may end up taking more notice of Muslim holidays, Hindu holidays, Buddhist holidays… Surely we can come up with a protocol so that everybody’s needs are met, even if it means losing Christmas as a “universal” American holiday.


    Ultimately, I’m even in favor of doing away with Sunday’s “special status;” keep everything open 7 days a week, and stagger the work force so that everybody can take whichever THREE days off they want (yes, I’m in favor of a 4-day workweek; if nothing else, it would increase the number of jobs that need to be filled). But that of course would bring Easter back into play…

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    PS: I have no expectation that any of the above will be implemented soon, if ever (except maybe the 3-day weekend). I mean, we can’t even get Americans to use the metric system. But “This is how we have always done it, therefore this is how we must always do it” isn’t compelling logic.

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    PPS: Also, not all Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25 (or at all). I wonder how a President Dukakis (Greek Orthodox) would have finessed publicly observing Christmas in December and privately observing it in January…

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