It wasn’t a bill that called for the outlaw of drilling in Puget Sound, pretty light rail trains, bike trails or tapping of phone conversations of congressional leaders, but bow-tie (Earl) Blumenauer and Baghdad (Jim) Mc Dermott voted against it anyway. What did these two northwest congressional back benchers vote against? Supporting Christmas symbols.
NewsMax has the list of 22 congressional reps who voted against a resolution proffered by Representative JoAnn Davis, a republican from Virginia. The resolution called for:
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.