My Congressperson is Cooler Than Your Congressperson
In a Christmas seasons inspired fit of religious sentiment, the House has just passed H.Res 579. To give you a sense of this legislation, let me read the title into the record
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected.
Now, it may be that I just finished the Establishment Clause part of my First Amendment final, but I find this resolution more than just a little offense.
Who, exactly is the House condemning when they “strongly disapprove of attempts to ban references to Christmas”? This sounds like the whole “War on Christmas” stuff that the Daily Show has been reporting on. Makes me glad I don’t have time to watch cable news, I think I would end up throwing things at the screen.
Anyway, this doesn’t explain the title of this post… but this does. See the 22 Nays there at the bottom? Is your Congressman among them? If you live in Seattle then he sure is. God bless Jim McDermott.