Now it is affecting the mail.

Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be “franked,” or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including “Merry Christmas,” can be sent in official mail.

“I called the commission to ask for clarification and was told no ‘Merry Christmas.’ Also told cannot say ‘Happy New Year’ but can say ‘have a happy new year’ – referencing the time period of a new year, but not the holiday,” said a Hill staffer who requested anonymity.

So, the elected representatives of the nation that puts “In God We Trust” on its currency are not permitted to use the greeting that has likely been uttered by every living adult American at least once in their lifetimes. (LINK)

Ironically, senators CAN say “Merry Christmas,” but House members can’t. Unreal.



  1. Bob G. says:

    My take on all this nonsensical rhetoric from the socialist anarchists among us is simple.
    I’m going to say Merry (F’n) Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR to anyone I damn well please…period.

    And if I were in ANY position where some “superiors” said I could not…I’d do it JUST to spite those bastards…and let the chips fall where they may.(and see them in court, Consititution firmly in-hand)…so there.

    Better to be damned (or called on the Commish’s carpet) for being FREE, than to be damned for being a slave…

    But, I’m SUCH a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas “cheer”…
    As Bugs Bunny used to say – “Ain’t I a stinker?”

    Excellent post.

    Roll safe out there

    (MERRY CHRISTMAS, Commisioner, (as if you DESERVE it now) 🙂

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