1 pointPat Condell, wrong as usual. It's an issue of principle. As SteveD pointed out through Jefferson, it's tyrannical to use a man's tax money to fund the celebration of those things he finds objectionable. The government has no reason to celebrate Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Rammadan, Ayn Rand's birthday or even the birthday of the nation. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204791104577110880355067656.html Some until-now unpublished words from Hitchens.