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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Political Correctness and Idiot Liberals


This, folks, is political correctness in all of its idiocy.

Before I get into the PC issue that many of us are extremely concerned about, here is a blog entry that explains just how insidious the Libtards are. Now, back to the post at hand.

For posterity, on Dec 11, 2007, HR 847 passed the House 372 Yeas and 9 Nays. 10 voted "present". "Present" equals neither a Yeah or Nay but gets slated as a Yeah because they didn't say Nay...convoluted, I know. 40 cast no vote at all. What is HR 847? Here ya go. H. Res. 847: Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith. Ain't that sweet? We had to have a "resolution" in this Judeo-Christian fundamentally founded country. What the hell is that all about? The full text is here and the vote record is here.


Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.

Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States and the world;

Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;

Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;

Whereas Christians identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and who, out of gratitude for the gift of salvation, commit themselves to living their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible;

Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;

Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its roots in Christianity;

Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ;

Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God's redemption, mercy, and Grace; and

Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the United States and the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others: Now, therefore be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;

(2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;

(3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;

(4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;

(5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and

(6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.
This saddens me beyond comprehension. Why should the House have to perform this "duty". 195 Democrats and 177 Republicans voted in the affirmative for the Resolution. 9 Democrats voted in the negative for the Resolution. Of the 10 "present", 9 were Democrats and 1 was Republican. 19 Democrats and 21 Republicans did not vote. 391 voted out of 435. That is pretty sad and lame to boot. There are 60 co-sponsors to the Resolution.

I can almost hear the Libtards writhing in pure hatred to the resolution and the passing thereof.

One News Now, the site the Libtards HATE, has detailed commentary that all should read and heed. A snippet:
[...] "Watching Congress honor Islam during Ramadan, and also Diwali, which is a Hindu holiday, brought it home to me that we were doing that and not honoring Christianity," King shares. 'I'm Christian by faith and most of us are in Congress." As are the majority of Americans, three-fourths of whom King says identify themselves as Christians.

"This nation has about 225 million Christians out of the 300 million, and about two billion Christians throughout the world," he states. "And the foundations of this nation are a Christian foundation [and] our founders were Christian. So for us to move forward towards Christmas without honoring Christ is, I think, a great omission, especially if we're going to honor other religions." [...]
Absotively! Can you just hear the Libtards shreeking in their cauldrons of hate and despair?

View Hot Air's commentary here. A snippet:
[...] And yes, of course, the atheist who thinks Bush gets his rocks off by blowing the heads off Iraqi kids is among the nine hypocrites. What a filthy little fraud. [...]
View Jeff Emanuels commentary here. A snippet:

[...] Which of the two is more strongly-worded? I'll take the one that prostrates a nation before "law-abiding, patriotic Americans of African, Arab, and South Asian descent, particularly members of the Islamic faith" who have supposedly been the targets of "threats and incidents of violence" -- it sure goes a long, long way to make clear that not only is America "Okay with Islam," not only is it willing to kowtow to it so as to make doubly sure that we aren't seen as racist bigot Islamophobes, but it pulls the Clintonian move of apologizing to people who have been wronged very little, on behalf of people who have done very little wronging. [...]
In this nation, The United States, holds Islam in higher esteem than Christianity, something is very, very wrong indeed.

Congress? Thanks for the confirmation.