Monday, December 19, 2011

Yes, Virginia; There's Still a War on Christmas

Unelected bureaucrats working in the Congressional franking office have laid down the law -- Congressmen cannot send along a "Merry Christmas" or any other holiday sentiment in their official mailings.

In an memo sent directly from the selectively intolerant Grinches of the franking commission to Congressional offices, it was decreed:

You may make reference to the season as a whole using language along the lines of 'Have a safe and happy holiday season.' It may only be incidental to the piece rather than the primary purpose of the communication."

In pursuing the matter, the Washington Examiner's Mark Tapscot contacted the franking office and had it confirmed. Members of Congress indeed cannot wish constituents "Merry Christmas" in any official mailing. "An "incidental use of the phrase Happy Holidays is permissible but Merry Christmas is not."

This action is, of course, just one in a continuing series of actions in which unelected judges and bureaucrats force their mean-spirited, small-minded, secularist convictions on the rest of us.

And for more on the subject, please don't miss Mark Steyn's recent column, "Merry War on Christmas."