22 Democrats say no to protect and respect Christmas
I was alerted to this by the GOPHokie.
On December 15 the House of Representatives passed a resolution "protecting the symbols and traditions of Christmas" by an overwhelming 401-22 vote. Representative JoAnn Davis (R-VA), the resolution's sponsor, said the resolution was necessary to counter "political correctness run amok." "No one," she said, "should feel like they have done something wrong by wishing someone a Merry Christmas."
Twenty-two Democrats played Scrooge and disagreed.
Thats right, all 22 voting NO were Democrats. The 22 included Robert Scott (D-VA) and Jim Moran (D-VA). Here is what the bill said:
Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; andWhereas the Framers intended that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States would prohibit the establishment of religion, 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; and
(3) Expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions, for those who celebrate Christmas.
It is too bad the 22 Democrats cant understand how important this is. Robert Scott (D-VA) said Republicans "were more concerned with the symbolism rather than the substance of Christmas." Heh.
The Democratic blog Raising Kaine had this post by Rob saying
"Looks like we have some others in the Virginia congressional delegation that support wasting the tax payer's time and money on meaningless resolutions endorsing religion and defending candy canes."
Thats good to know how you feel Rob. I am sure Rick Boucher will appreciate your support along with the other 171 Democrats who voted for it. It is clear Raising Kaine supports the lowly 22, the left of the left, over the 171 who are to quote Rob: "wasting the tax payer's time and money on meaningless resolutions endorsing religion and defending candy canes."