House GOP Strikes A Blow In The Fictional War

Ken AshfordWar On ChristmasLeave a Comment

The War on Christmas, as you probably know, is a ginned-up war against those who show their hate for Christmas by banning the word "Christmas".

Of course, nobody in reality bans the word Christmas, although some businesses like to acknowledge other holidays during the, you know, holiday season.  Still, to some on the right, even the acknowledgement of other holidays and other religions is, of course, nothing less than the equivalent of a public urination on Baby Jesus himself.  Hence, the hyped-up "War on Christmas".

Today, several house Republicans took a bold stand by adopting a non-binding resolution, (H. RES. 951), to make it clear that Congress isn't one of those Christmas-haters.  It reads:

Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and

Whereas the Framers intended that the First Amendment of the Constitution, in prohibiting the establishment of religion, would not prohibit any mention of religion or reference to God in civic dialog: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

(1) recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas;

(2) strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas; and

(3) expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.

Take THAT you people who want to ban references to Christmas.  Obviously, the resolution will pass, but I hope before it does, some smart Democrat attaches an amendment that includes support for the use of symbols and traditions of Channukah and Kwanzaa.  Let Republicans vote that down.