Congressmen Move to Overturn 'Merry Christmas' Ban...

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    What is it with this banning stuff coming from Government? Seems like they're always in such a rush to ban everything. Banning 'Merry Christmas' in greetings? Come on Big Government. You can do better than that. Good to see some in Government trying to reverse this trend.


    Rep. Joe Walsh, an Illinois Republican, and Rep. Mike Ross, an Arkansas Democrat, are trying to overturn a rule that forbids the use of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukkah” in taxpayer-funded congressional correspondence.

    Congressional rules state that mail containing holiday greetings cannot be “franked” — Hill lingo for receiving taxpayer reimbursement for postage — according to a memo from the “Franking Commission Staff” obtained by The Washington Examiner.

    Members may “make reference to the season as a whole using language along the lines of ‘Have a safe and happy holiday season” but only if it is “incidental to the piece rather than the primary purpose of the communication,” the memo said.

    In response to the memo, Walsh and Ross circulated a letter Monday encouraging both Republican and Democratic members to demand the rule be rescinded.

    “We are not celebrating winter this December,” the letter reads in part. “We are celebrating significant moments in two religions that have fundamentally shaped our nation — and as Members of Congress who represent thousands of constituents celebrating these holidays, we ask you to reconsider these outdated and restrictive rules.”



    Read more: Merry Christmas Ban | House of Representatives | Joe Walsh | The Daily Caller
     
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    Maybe we should stop their franking privileges altogether. Can you believe the hullaboo about this?
     
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    Holy shit. Ravi hasn't been in this thread yet to whine, caterwaul and bitch, moan and groan?

    The fat old cow is slowing down.
     
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    Banning light bulbs and 'Merry Christmas' greetings? I don't know a single person who sent their representatives to Washington to ban lightbulbs and 'Merry Christmas' greetings. So what's going on with our Government?
     
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    Why do so many Americans support Big Government banning so much? That always amazes me. I'm beginning to get the feeling most Americans really do fear Freedom & Liberty now. It's like they need that Big Government to control their lives now. But i guess that's what the Big Government plan was all along. So many are so dependent on Big Government making decisions for them. It's very sad.
     
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    The fucking atheists are winning their war against Christians. That's what it means.
     
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    Hmm. Perhaps you can show us in the article where I am banned from wishing someone a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah? Because it seems, I am not being banned from doing anything. Which means, you are once again being an overly dramatic baby.
     
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    Never claimed you were banned. Read the article.
     
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    holy toledo

    well on the bright side I am going to be spending the last part of December educating little children that the guy that started Kwanza ordered the murders of two head honchos in the Black Panthers.

    I love my life.

    Kwanza head dude offed Panthers.
     

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