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House Now Allowed To Say ‘Merry Christmas’

From the Washington Examiner:

House members now permitted to say ‘merry Christmas’ in constituent mail

By JOEL GEHRKE | December 4, 2013

House members may now say "merry Christmas" and other "incidental holiday greetings" in official mail sent to their constituents, as long as the salutation isn’t the sole purpose of the card.

"The Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards (Franking Commission) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Members may include incidental holiday greetings in their official constituent communications," House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller, R-Mich., and ranking Democrat Susan Davis of California said in an email to House colleagues today.

"Prior to the Commission’s adoption of this new commonsense policy, franking regulations prohibited any form of a holiday greeting whatsoever," the email continued.

And here we were thinking the Constitution prevented the government from controlling anyone’s (even Congressmen’s) right to free speech. We are so out of touch.

"However, the new policy, which still prohibits Members from sending communications for the sole purpose of expressing a holiday greeting, allows Members to include simple holiday salutations like Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah."

Under the previous policy, House members could only make generic references to the holidays, "along the lines of ‘Have a safe and happy holiday season,’ " according to a 2011 memo.

Of course, even this modest and newly granted freedom will only last for the time it takes the ACLU to find a liberal judge. Which they will do before you can say ""incidental holiday greetings."

And we won’t even have the DC District Court to stop them, thanks to Obama’s court-stacking.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “House Now Allowed To Say ‘Merry Christmas’”

  1. GetBackJack says:


    There’s an email police? When did this begin?

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