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Outraged over governor calling it a ‘holiday tree’

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Christmas and Christianity is once again under attack, this time by Governor Evers. Last week he declared that the Christmas tree at the state capital will be called a “holiday tree.” To add injury to insult, he requested that the tree ornaments be based on a science theme, because of how “important science is to our education.”

Excuse me? This tree is not a secular science fair but a symbol in the celebration of Christ’s birth. Political correctness has run amok in this country and I am sick of it. When it comes to religion, the PC police are working overtime. One of their favorite themes is the so-called separation of church and state.

To be clear, saying Merry Christmas or calling the tree a Christmas tree does not violate the Constitution. (You do remember the Constitution, our founding document.) In fact, the phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear in the Constitution. That phrase was in a letter from President Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association, assuring them that the government was not going to establish a state religion and they would have the freedom to worship as they pleased.

Here is the exact wording of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...” Funny how the PC police seem to conveniently forget about someone’s right to freely express their Christianity. Having a Christmas tree at the state capital is well within the boundaries of the Constitution.

Call the governor’s office and express your outrage 608-266-1212. Keep Christ in Christmas.

— Pamela Jaffke, Owen