In a December 4th email communication to all House offices, the House Committee on Administration’s chairwoman Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) and ranking member Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) announced the rule change. In that email, which was obtained by Breitbart News, Miller and Davis made clear that the new policy—a lift of the decades-old universal ban on “Merry Christmas” and all other pro-holiday greetings begun in 1973—“still prohibits Members from sending communications for the sole purpose of expressing a holiday greeting.”
“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,” Miller and Davis wrote in an email obtained by Breitbart News. “Prior to the Commission’s adoption of this new commonsense policy, franking regulations prohibited any form of a holiday greeting whatsoever. 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.”
I say Merry Christmas to one and all, on this day my Lord was born! And he promised all of us,if we fellowed him, that all our sins would be forgiven. B
Our Nation was established on the Christian ethic. Thomas Jefferson was an Agnostic. When he was somewhat supported as to be the next President, interesting it was about 2/3rds, many Christians were against him. There was a meeting because Jeffereson seemed to be the best candidate. Jefferson agreed to comply to support Christianity as the main faith. He did so because it was said that it is not forced. One can be an Agnostic and in our time, an Atheist.. we still have our freedoms! The enemy of us all wants to take that freedom away! The main focus because of actions, is Obama!
Putin met with Obama and they could not relate!!! Think on that! Putin has a 70% approval with citizens! America, if you are ignorant, supports the other percentage because support for seniors is lame there! It is not from our government but from love for all people and from Christians! Putin told Obama he is corrupt and uniformed! A Communist President telling the idiot we have in the WH he is corrupt?
While we still cannot understand this anti-Christ Adminstration... Merry Christmas and may God bless your family and guide them to their ultimate destination... to be with Him!
God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Sounds just like an atheist calling on Gods help with his dying breath ! I do agree with you but I think old TJ wavered a bit here and there with his beliefs ! I love reading his quotes , he was a very amazing man !
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
BRAVO! FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT! I HEARTED SAY: "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!" NOW COME AND GET ME! ( BRING YOUR WEAPONS! )
My question is; Are these the only reps in the house with common sense?
I have the privileged right to join with my fellow Patriots here and say Merry Christmas to you all as an acknowledgement of my Lord and Saviors birth and life . It is through him and our faith that we were able to have this Republic formed by men of faith ,based on God's law and the free will of faithful citizen's to carry on that faithful mission . We have drifted and been manipulated but this is a nation that still believes in God and battered and attacked at our core has given us a fresh awakening and a commitment to return to our faith and join once again as free men to assert the tenants of God's law and grace to save our Republic one more time. It is no accident that the Tea Party was born as a largely Christian response to the failure of the Government and the direction of the country ,it was no accident that the Democratic platform removed God from it's bylaws , and it will be no small victory when we march as Christian Soldiers to once again take back what is our's . Mr.Long ,Mr. Bolino , Mr. Smith , Mr Parker it is also no accident that you choose to stand and profess your faith and commitment to our Lord and Country and to the others to add their comments soon ,take a moment to enjoy the fact that we will soon be removing and prosecuting those who were trying to take our country from us , and out of that struggle our faith becomes renewed .
America bless God!
"WAR ON CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA?" you bet there is! now Washington has gotten a taste.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
What kind of idiot would have went along with that nonsense in the first place? I mean, if I was a rep or senator, I wouldn't be concerned with some idiot trying to impose stupid rules on my communications. Good grief!
What and WHO was in the 1973 congress that wrote that rule into law?
1973 . . . . hmmmm . . . . . . ?