Bureaucrats decide Congressmen cannot write “Merry Christmas” in official mail
Bah, humbug, say the anonymous rulemakers -- who have ruled that generic holiday greetings are OK, but not any mention of the dreaded word "Christmas"
BY: Rob Kerby
movement. Let Christmas always be Christmas,” said Rahall.
If you watch this 1981 Christmas message from the White House, you begin to wonder how far America has drifted:
Peter Konetchy, a candidate for the Senate finds the whole thing baffling.
“We are a Christian Nation, welcoming all religions, but solidly founded upon the Judeo-Christian values espoused in both the New and Old Testaments. We know our rights come from God, not government. We are the greatest nation ever founded because of our Christian heritage manifested through hard work, self reliance, voluntary charity, and gratitude for blessings received.
“Recently I was reading an article explaining how congressmen can no longer reference ‘Christmas’ within their Christmas mailings. Whether congress should use taxpayer funds to send greeting cards to constituents is an entirely different matter, but the cards were not disallowed, just the reference to ‘Christmas,’” said Konetchy, who is seeking a Senate seat from Michigan.
“This action is another attempt by government to unconstitutionally secularize society – directly against our God-given right codified within the first amendment; ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;’