Skip to comments.HOW SPEAKER J. DENNIS HASTERT RESCUED THE CAPITOL "CHRISTMAS" TREE FROM PC AIRHEADS
Posted on 11/29/2005 1:05:39 PM PST by doug from upland
A great big thank you and Merry Christmas to the Speaker of the House, J. Dennis Hastert. In this era of PC gone wild, the Speaker stepped up to the plate to save the Capitol Christmas tree.
The Christmas tree is under the control of the Architect of the Capitol. The Architect reports to the Speaker. On Nov. 19, 2005, the Speaker sent the following letter to the Architect. Chris Taylor, Asst. Press Secretary to the Speaker was kind enough to email me a copy. Upon receipt of the letter, the Architect phoned the Speaker and asked if he really wanted to do this. The Speaker answered that indeed he did. And so, it was done. The Speaker had the power to order it done, but he made the suggestion and the Architect got the idea.
J. Dennis Hastert
November 16, 2005
The Honorable Alan M. Hantman
Architect of the Capitol
SB-15 of the Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
I am writing to suggest that the annual Capitol Holiday Tree be renamed the Capitol Christmas Tree. The first Capitol tree in 1964 was designated a Christmas tree, as were most subsequent trees. I strongly urge that we return to this tradition and join the White House, countless other public institutions and millions of American families in celebrating the holiday season with a Christmas tree.
I fully understand your desire to make all holiday displays as inclusive as possible. There are many ways to accomplish this, and the Supreme Court has ruled that such displays in public buildings are fully permissible under the Constitution.
I look forward to working with you on this issue and hope you will consider my suggestion to restore this great tradition.
J. Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House
And let the ba-humbugs eat fruitcake.
Merry Christmas SPeaker Hastert. Just one more hint of our guys in Congress finding their huevos again. It starts with the little things, but courage is contagious.
Ooops - I got my White House CHRISTMAS card last night and it said no such thing - it was a 'holiday' card.
They are fruitcake.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. Hastert!!!!! You have made a brave decision!
Bravo !! Bravo !!!
Send it back and tell them you want a Christmas card.
Merry Christmas Speaker Hastert!
This PC secular mind set borders on psychosis. The first time someone tries to correct me when I say, "Merry Christmas", I'm going to strenuously suggest they consider therapy.
Thanks for the number. I just called and left my approval of his move on this.
Gee, who was in the White House in the mid-90s when the ridiculous change to Holiday tree was made? Hmmmmm, let me think.
I'll give a hint . . . he was led by his crotch.
And let the fruitcakes eat bah-humbergers.
Most likely enough to post here and make a remark about how ugly you are for being concerned about this front in the culture war.
Can we finally be seeing some blowback at the anti-Christians?
Let them eat fruitcake.
Our company's "Holiday party" 2 years ago featured an unfortunate incident in which a member of our Human Resources division stood on stage with the hired DJ and looked over playlists to ensure that no "Christmas" songs were played.
I am not kidding. I haven't attended one since, and am not going this year, either.
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