Written by Candace Hardin on December 23, 2014

As Christians, our habits and holidays are coming under attack by those who would eliminate God and Christianity from the United States and the world.

It is not a new idea. Religious persecution in Europe led to the population of America.

The Pilgrims, the Huguenots and others were the original religious rebels.

In fact, almost every facet of the lives of the settlers who immigrated to the North American continent were against being told how to worship God and how to live their lives in general.

Historically, Americans have always had a penchant for the underdog and for standing up for right, regardless of hardship or consequence.

The question this holy season is why would American Christians allow anyone to ever tell them what to do?

We say Merry Christmas. We have Nativity scenes in our yards and in front of our churches. If you are offended, it is certainly your right to close your eyes and walk away.

Luckily, there seems to be a new grassroots surge against the amalgamation of the holidays, but only because it has gone so far. The far left has eroded the traditions of Christmas and Christians as much and as boldly as they could.

It is ironic that radicals have gotten so far imposing on the spirit of the average American.

Fighters and rebels by nature, the last six years have exhausted all in every conceivable way.

So much time and effort has been devoted to trying to keep the lights on and food on the table that conservative people haven’t put as much attention to the minority groups that have worked to erode our liberties a tiny bit at a time, like water on stone.

The last election and the attitudes recently seen on social media are a litmus test of the indomitable force that is in the heart of every good citizen, both past and present, of our beloved land.

It looks like Americans are once again peering sharply ahead like the eagle that is our symbol, instead of looking down like chickens scratching for sustenance.

Fight on and be sure to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas. The time to unite is now. There is still time to save the shining light that is the refuge of the United States.

Without her, there is no escape for anyone fighting tyranny, and the world would be a much poorer place.



Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.