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Video: Texas lawmaker introduces “Merry Christmas bill” to protect school displays

posted at 10:46 am on December 24, 2012 by

Not just displays, either, but even the use of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukah.”


I’m not a big believer in a “war on Christmas,” but there has been a major battle between common sense and political correctness. Of course it’s a Christmas tree in the school office at Christmastime; what other holiday tradition has us decorate trees? Not even Arbor Day has us doing that, for Pete’s sake. What does it do to a school’s credibility with its students to see them denying reality so baldly?

No wonder young people have lessened respect for institutions and authority. In this case, it’s warranted.

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Good – don’t give in to the kill-joys!

OldEnglish on December 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I might add that, if the Left can put up with the Muslim caterwauling that permeates every foreign news report, they can put up with a simple yearly festival.

OldEnglish on December 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Ever notice that it is the Christmas season that retailers depend on for the majority of their sales every year? Why is it Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and whatever else you can think of, doesn’t bring the same anticipation? Ban all public Christmas celebrations, icons, memorials, etc.. Then let’s see what happens to the economy. This country needs Christmas much more than Christmas needs this country.

Know It All on December 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM

It’d be nice if the “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” bit got an occasional win over the “establishment of religion” bit.

Really, though, the way the thing has played out, I sometimes wonder if those ‘founders’ who warned that the Bill of Rights would limit, rather than protect our rights weren’t on to something.

Knott Buyinit on December 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I’d rather see protection for Halloween, because here in Texas the school Halloween Carnivals got turned into “Fall Festivals” a long time ago, but I’ve never heard of Christmas events being anything but. In this state it pays to pander to people who fear any (lone) child in their community who does not validate their religious beliefs, though.

VerbumSap on December 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Some people might think that “protecting Christmas” is stupid, but I think it is stupid that people even have to think about doing this. What have we come to?!

Sterling Holobyte on December 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I want someone to write a bill that protects my right to decorate a Ramadan Ham.

The Rogue Tomato on December 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Ban all public Christmas celebrations, icons, memorials, etc.. Then let’s see what happens to the economy. This country needs Christmas much more than Christmas needs this country.

Know It All on December 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Amen.

Funny how it hurts in such tangible ways…

MelonCollie on December 25, 2012 at 10:36 PM