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A Lamar Smith Christmas

December 10: Rep. Lamar Smith cosponsors H.R. 4218, a bill to bring admission of refugees into the United States to a total and immediate halt.

December 18: Rep. Lamar Smith cosponsors H.Res. 564, a bill that chastises Americans for not embracing the symbols and traditions of Christmas.

December 25: Rep. Lamar Smith celebrates Christmas with a manger scene close at hand.  Joseph and Mary were _______.

5 thoughts on “A Lamar Smith Christmas”

  1. Leroy says:

    Anglo-Saxon Caucasians???

    I am sure that in his scene they didn’t look like the Semitic people’s (just like Arabs) that they were!

  2. Tom says:

    As usual, all show and no substance: oh, by all means, worship and believe in the symbolism, but do NOT, under any circumstances, follow the leader of the Christian religion and actually have compassion or show mercy or forgiveness to ones’ fellow man, because, ya know, SECURITY!

    How out of touch are “our” politicians when they can’t even TALK about climate change that will be killing us off in a decade or two by wreaking havoc on the HABITAT that supports life on the planet!? Government has no solution and is only making the predicament worse (by hastening it along with their ignorance).

  3. ella says:

    H>R> 4218: Very reasonable and absolutely needed. I am surprised that no one has ever passed a bill to restrict the amount of American money that is spent to bring aliens into the country. And the Congress has lost so many functions in decision making, it is good to see that they actually want to do something besides spend money! They should review and authorize the number of aliens to be admitted with any given year and the amount of money to be spent on them.

    I so agree with the House Resolution 564 that I am just reproducing it here:

    H. Res. 564:

    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate 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.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Then let’s count another Christian who is interested in rhetorically embracing the symbols and traditions of Christmas, which include the chastisement that none in Bethlehem would give a vulnerable family refuge, while rejecting in practice the message of that very same holiday tradition.

      The difference is that you don’t have the power to impose your inconsistency upon others, Ella. As a member of Congress, Lamar Smith does wield that power.

      Have a Merry Christmas, and please think about it.

      1. ella says:

        I have thought about it. I am very glad you do not have that ability either. What the Congress is doing is actually for the benefit of the American people. It is up to other nations to do the same. Your view contains the actions of other governments and effects the citizens of foreign nations. Until all people think as you do, that is no one is pushing their own agenda but have the best interests of all peoples of all nations at heart, we need to realize that you are paying those taxes. How much do you have to give today?

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