The United States House of Representatives is in favor of Christmas.
Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and
Whereas the Framers intended that the First Amendment of the Constitution, in prohibiting the establishment of religion, would 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 by those who celebrate Christmas.
Oh, what a relief; you have no idea how worried I was that the United States House of Representatives was going to go all Mr. Potter on us. (Unless, of course, you’re Jewish or some other faith or non-faith who thinks of December 25 as just a day off.)
And it’s also quite a relief that the House can take the time out from their awesomely busy schedule for little moments like this instead of wasting their time on frivolous and meaningless and breathtakingly obvious resolutions. They must have taken House Minority Leader John Boehner’s advice to heart.
Because, as we all know, every time the House passes a Christmas resolution an angel gets her wings.