By John W. Lillpop
At first read, the title may cause one to conclude that this is nothing more than a right-wing salvo fired at the non-existent “War on Christmas.” Yet another paranoid reaction from a gap-toothed, Bible thumper with too much time and broad band on his hands!
Upon closer review, however, the title seems quite rational, given a recent edict from PC police in charge of defending the American people from misguided members of the U.S. who believe that it is their mission to somehow link Jesus Christ to the Christmas holiday.
As reported, in part, at the reference, politically-correct idiocy is running amuck in Washington:
Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be "franked," or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including "Merry Christmas," can be sent in official mail.Meanwhile, in the U.S. Senate, members have more freedom of speech as described, again from the reference:
According to a Dec. 12 memo from the "Franking Commission Staff" concerning "Holiday Messaging,":
Members are unable at the current time to use official resources to record holiday greetings, post on social media/website, or send to constituents in franked mail or e-communications.
A franking commission spokesman confirmed to The Washington Examiner that Members of Congress indeed cannot wish constituents "Merry Christmas" in any official mailing.
"Currently, incidental use of the phrase Happy Holidays is permissible but Merry Christmas is not," said Salley Wood.
So it's true, the elected representatives of the nation that puts "In God We Trust" on its currency are not permitted to use the greeting that has likely been uttered by every living adult American at least once in their lifetimes."
According to the Senate Ethics Committee, which handles franking issues for the upper chamber, Senators can say things congressmen can't because the Senate franking regulation say this:Once again, the Senate has demonstrated why it is the “most deliberative body in the world,” while the U.S. House has shown how it is that moon bats like Nancy Pelosi can become Speaker.
"Senators may not use the frank to mail holiday cards. However, Senators may use officially related funds to mail holiday cards to constituents. Holiday cards to friends should be sent with personal funds, not using Senate facilities.
"Senators also may NOT use the frank to acknowledge holiday greetings that were sent to them. Senators may express holiday greetings at the commencement or conclusion of otherwise frankable mail."
To all 435 of the rascals in Congress, I say, have a “Merry Christmas,” and PC can go straight to the living hell!