Political Correctness Against “Merry Christmas”

The Daily Mail calls “Bah-humbug!” on it. The Washington Examiner reports:

Congressmen can’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ in mail

Looks like the PC police have threatened members of the House of Representatives against wishing constituents a “Merry Christmas,” if they want to do so in a mailing paid for with tax dollars.

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.

“I called the commission to ask for clarification and was told no ‘Merry Christmas.’ Also told cannot say ‘Happy New Year’ but can say ‘have a happy new year’ – referencing the time period of a new year, but not the holiday,” said a Hill staffer who requested anonymity.

Whereas In Canada people protest against replacing “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays”, as the Toronto Sun writes:

Protesters want Merry Christmas back

A group of Ottawa residents fed up with ‘Merry Christmas’ being replaced by politically correct greetings took to Parliament Hill Saturday.

“When you tell me I can’t say Merry Christmas, you’re taking my Christ out of Christmas and you’re excluding me, so how about me?,” said Gloucester resident Bruce Strickland, carrying a provocative sign depicting Santa Claus on a cross.

His daughter, Miranda, 13, attends Henry Munro Middle School where “we’re not allowed to say Merry Christmas. We have to say Happy Holidays,” she said. (…)

A recent Sun story about Cambridge Public School in Limoges cancelling its Christmas concert — opting for an unnamed February event to ensure non-Christian students and their families don’t feel excluded — sparked outrage.

Deny your culture, folks, hide your religion, because people can’t take it if someone else is different from themselves! That Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists and Jews do not protest their being taken for lacking fundamental ego-strength, that’s the pity. Obviously the victim-status is all too attractive, dignity is being sacrificed for it. All religious groups should march together in protest.

It is somewhat telling and ironic, that Netanyahu does have the sense (and the political agenda as well) to wish “Merry Christmas!”, as the American Spectator points out:


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