How do liberals celebrate Christmas?
Well, let’s just say it isn’t with eggnog, nativity sets and good cheer. They’re much more interested in handing out extra taxes to rich and poor alike than presents or kisses under the mistletoe.
The Heritage Foundation reported yesterday that: “President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees – the Christmas Tree Tax – to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.”
Please somebody tell me what in the world that even means!
Do we really need government holding our hands and helping us pick out just the right tree? Maybe they can take us home afterwards, make us sugar-free hot chocolate (Without the marshmallows, of course. Michelle wouldn’t approve.) and tuck us into bed with a revised version of A Christmas Carol… where Scrooge goes on counting his money and Tiny Tim starves to death.
Here’s a simple way to “improve the image and marketing of Christmas Trees”… Don’t tax them!
And – Bonus! – here’s a simple way to keep the spirit of Christmas in general: Don’t make things difficult for charitable organizations. I.e. don’t make a fuss about the Air Force Academy promoting Operation Christmas Child, even if it does include a Christian message and is sponsored by an evangelical Christian group.
Apparently Mikey Weinstein does, since he accused AFA commanders of unprofessional and unconstitutional behavior, as well as “arrogance beyond measure” for promoting the Christmas program, which sends toys and necessities to impoverished children around the world.
Seriously, if this is how liberals celebrate Christmas, with shades of Ceasar Augustus and the pre-reformed Ebenezer Scrooge, I’d hate to see how they celebrate Easter…