Do we blame or do we resolve and move on?

This Christmas issue has been costing the City of Plantation for quite some time and the only resolution I see is my city taxes going up to cover these costs.

A very good reason for the litigation is if the neighbors are really having the problem or does the City of Plantation have the issue? The problem is that I never hear from a neighbor.

With some elections to be determined this November the Christmas Display issue is a topic in the races… “Christmas display sparks controversy in Plantation council races“. PDF

Opposition to a Christmas display: Don’t be too quick to accuse town officials in Plantation, Florida of anti-Christian bias. They’re trying to force a family to scale back its enormous Christmas display. However, despite claims of religious liberty, homeowners Mark and Kathy Hyatt may not have remembered to put Christ in Christmas. Features include a Santa Claus, a huge screen looping Disney movies, and a Ferris wheel.

I suppose, like anyone who has ever tried to justify anything, they’re “doing it for the children”. But would you (devout Catholic that you are) want a mammoth garish display with 200,000 lights (count them) attracting thousands of cars and visitors each December to your neighborhood? Would you welcome this invasion of your privacy? Would you be happier living on a carnival midway? Would you be tempted to pull the plug?
Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and See full bio.


Have to agree with Dr. Mirus on the subject; there has to be a balance and when the City has to come in with traffic concerns then the balance of the community is disturbed.



If you want to support the Hyatt Extreme Christmas: