I was truly saddened this year at Christmas time. Not only did I witness the total disregard of what Christmas stands for but I saw something this year that really tugged at my heart. As I was driving around Christmas eve looking for homes that were decorated, which is a tradition in my household, I found myself wondering where all the decorated homes were. It seems like up until a few years ago everyone decorated their homes. In my community I found just a few homes decorated in a large manner. But the one thing that I noticed were small displays almost hidden on people's porches and lawns. In my mind I thought that was possibly because these people were afraid of offending anyone. And that is sad! We as a country stand and say that we are the greatest and most diverse nation in the world. And it seems like everyone is forgetting how we as a nation got here. We have always had disagreements on religion, politics and other beliefs, but we as a nation said to ourselves, that is our freedom to do as we feel as long as it doesn't harm someone physically or morally. Have we, as a nation, become so thin skinned that we stop someone from celebrating a holiday as they like. Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other celebration, we as a nation have allowed people to celebrate as they see fit without turmoil or strife. That is what our United States Constitution says that we are not to deny anyone the free expression of their faith. I hope soon that this issue gets resolved before there truly is legislation that prevents anyone from practicing their faith and turning this country into something our founding fathers would be horrified at seeing today!!!!