A resolution has been submitted in the U.S. House of Representatives that would express the sentiment of the House, in an entirely non-binding way, that Christmas is incredibly important and that the legislature “strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas.” What attempts to ban references to Christmas? Your guess is as good as mine. The text of the resolution:
Mr. Lamborn (for himself, Mr. Forbes, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Flores, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Walker, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr.Babin, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Cole, Mr.Fleischmann, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Barr, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Harper, Mr. Allen, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, and Mr. Yoho) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
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; 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
(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.
It probably goes without saying that all of the sponsors of the bill are Republicans, who are pandering just as fast as they can. Next they’ll be doing a resolution about the importance of apple pie and sweet old grandmothers.