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'Tis the Season

December 10, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

…for Republican resolutions in defense of Christmas. Here’s the full text of the one Rep. Henry Brown [R, SC-1] introduced this year:

H.Res.951 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.

Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25;

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;

(3) expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.
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  • spender 12/10/2009 7:40pm
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    I’m glad the house is spending their time on such important stuff. With any luck they’ll keep this productive streak up and spend tomorrow congratulating championship little league teams by naming post offices after them.

  • vw0lf 12/14/2009 6:27pm

    I am glad someone is standing up for our religious rights. Seems every other religion has rights in America except the ones that believe in the one and only God. The line is drawn in the sand -either you are with God or -well-you know who.

  • justamick 12/15/2009 6:24am

    It’s all or none. If someone is going to object to references to Christmas and symbols of Christmas, then all mentions of holidays from other religions need to be treated the same way.

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