Skip to comments.22 Congresspeople hate Christmas
Posted on 12/22/2005 2:37:02 PM PST by dbostan
Reprinted from NewsMax.com
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 5:21 p.m. EST
22 Congressmen Hate Christmas
This year's "War for Christmas" keeping "Christ" in the holiday has apparently been won. And, like many "wars," there has even been a Congressional resolution in support of keeping Christmas alive and well.
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.
Representative Robert Scott (D-VA) said Republicans were more concerned with the symbolism rather than the substance of Christmas referring to Republican passage of a bill to slow the rate of growth in federal entitlement programs.
Davis lodged a preemptive response to critics who might question the constitutionality of her resolution.
"Celebrating Christmas is not a violation of separation of church and state," she said. "The Framers intended that the First Amendment to the Constitution would prohibit the establishment of religion, not prohibit any mention of religion or reference to God in civic dialogue."
The text of the resolution read as follows:
Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and
Whereas 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.
As the Christmas season draws to a close, we thought we would share the names of the 22 Congressman who voted against the pro-Christmas resolution:
Congressman Party-State District
Ackerman D-NY 5th
Blumenauer D-OR 3rd
Capps D-CA 23rd
Cleaver D-MO 5th
DeGette D-CO 1st
Harman D-CA 36th
Hastings D-FL 23rd
Honda D-CA 15th
Lee D-CA 9th
Lewis D-GA 5th
McDermott D-WA 7th
Miller, George D-CA 7th
Moore D-WI 4th
Moran D-VA 8th
Payne D-NJ 10th
Rush D-IL 1st
Schakowsky D-IL 9th
Scott D-VA 3rd
Stark D-CA 13th
Wasserman Schultz D-FL 20th
Wexler D-FL 19th
Woolsey D-CA 6th
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Communists are atheists.
Lee and McSaddamdermic. Who'd thunk it?
What's interesting is that most of these names belong to rats who are card-carrying members of the communist party.
They will tell you they are Christians however, if it walks
like a duck and, talks like a duck it must be a duck.
Hmmm -- must be something wrong with that list -- I don't see any Repubs on there.... :-)
Alla Ahkbar -- Dems!!!
It requires a special deviance of political thought to conflate the season of God's peace with the desire for an inexorable march of Marxist enslavement.
This stupid woman needs to actually read what the founders wrote on this very subject because she has no clue!
What a bunch of losers!
I bet it would have been interesting to have a vote acknowledging the importance of Islam or Kwanza and see how many of them voted to support it.
Did I misread something, or did you?
"It would be interesting to know what religion are they..."
But what matters? It's enough to know that they are anti-Christians.
Thanks, Congress. You can't balance a budget, but you can get me closer to the Christ child.
Here ya go!
Ackerman D-NY 5th: Jewish
Blumenauer D-OR 3rd: Not Stated
Capps D-CA 23rd: Lutheran
Cleaver D-MO 5th: Methodist
DeGette D-CO 1st: Presbyterian
Harman D-CA 36th: Jewish
Hastings D-FL 23rd: African Methodist Episcopal
Honda D-CA 15th: Protestant
Lee D-CA 9th: Baptist
Lewis D-GA 5th: Baptist
McDermott D-WA 7th: Episcopalian
Miller, George D-CA 7th: Roman Catholic
Moore D-WI 4th: Baptist
Moran D-VA 8th: Roman Catholic
Payne D-NJ 10th: Baptist
Rush D-IL 1st: Baptist
Schakowsky D-IL 9th: Jewish
Scott D-VA 3rd: Episcopalian
Stark D-CA 13th: Unitarian
Wasserman Schultz D-FL 20th: Jewish
Wexler D-FL 19th: Jewish
Woolsey D-CA 6th: Presbyterian
DON'T INSULT A DUCK ! !
LOL! I did misread it. Thats what I get for posting when I have a headache....always a bad choice.
Uh-huh. Thought so.
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