Congress Enters the Nonexistent War on Christmas
Jesus help us.
The House of Representatives is voting on a resolution to save "the symbols and traditions" of Christmas.
And, to make sure no one wrongly accuses them of serving ALL Americans, without regard for religion, the resolution's sponsors refused to include protection for the "symbols and traditions" of Hannukah in the same bill.
Thank God, again literally, that someone was able to point out, humorously, how life-wastingly, sinfully, deeply silly this is, at a time when our nation faces real enemies and needs real leadership from our Congress.
Of course, the bill’s sponsors are calling for a roll-call vote, so that anyone who votes against it as being too damned silly to waste Congress’ time on can be accused of being “anti-Christmas” the next time they’re up for re-election.
I am very, very angry. This Congress' work year is about to expire, and there is much pressing business for them to do, including deliver relief for the over 1,300 children who are still separated from their parents following Hurricane Katrina and funding delivery of vehicle armor that still, after all this time, is needed by our troops in Iraq. What a cynical, political, sinful waste of resources.
I am telephoning my Congressman to ask him to vote no. You can find out who your Congressperson is here. The Capitol switchboard can be reached at 202-224-3121.
UPDATE: H. Res. 579, which criticizes "attempts to ban mention of Christmas" and "recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas", passed the House on December 15 by a vote of 401-22.