"The Grinch that Stole Christmas isn't just a book and movie," says Brannon. "In many public schools, Christmas as we know it has been eradicated; erased – gone – eliminated."
When a public school district in Maine informed parents last month that “West African chants” would replace traditional ‘holiday’ songs during its annual “Winter General Music Festival,” one concerned father felt compelled to steal Christmas back from the Grinch.
According to Matthew Brannon, Maine School Administrative District #75 (MSAD 75) recently revised its ‘Holiday Policy‘ with the intent to promote “diversity” and “inclusiveness.” As a result, he says, the school board has “marginalize[d] our values.”
In an urgent effort to inform fellow parents “about what the [G]rinchs in our school system are doing to steal Christmas from our children – and to do something about it,” Brannon launched StolenChristmas.org. “Their policy requires diversity. To them that means every culture except American,” he says.
Thanks to Brannon’s wrestling with district administrators, ‘Jingle Bells’ was sung by children during the recent ‘music festival,’ but he noted that it was “such a last minute addition it never made it into the printed program. The kids had spent weeks practicing their African chants.”
Despite the district’s attempt to appease and, perhaps, silence a vocal and outraged Brannon with a single non-controversial holiday song, he remains committed to ensuring that “teaching and celebrating our traditional holidays” is not erased from the blackboard, silenced in the choir or eliminated from discussion in the classroom. He’s even proposed a revision to the already revised ‘Holiday Policy’ and is hoping district administrators will consider it during a future meeting.
“If this effort to marginalize our values angers you as much as it angers me, help me reverse this trend,” Brannon says. “Contact the MSAD 75 Superintendent of Schools, contact the Principals, contact the school board members. Let them know how you feel about their lack-of-Christmas Holiday Policy and demand that it be changed.”
If you share Brannon’s sentiments — “I’M MAD AS HELL about it and I’m not going to take it anymore” — contact MSAD 75 officials and let them know there’s more than one parent who will not tolerate the systematic eradication of Christmas by big government bureaucrats.
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Satan receives preferential treatment in OKC while lingerie football gets the boot.
Oklahoma City’s mayor has no problem with self-avowed Satanists conducting a “blasphemy ritual” at the Civic Center, but when it comes to scantily clad women charging the football field, that’s where he draws the line.
Watch Reason.TV explain why it crowned Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett its November “Nanny of the Month.”
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"Let's flip to see who's gonna get a DWAI tonight."
Responsible adults in Texas who self-limit their alcohol consumption to 1 drink at restaurants and bars before getting behind the wheel are being targeted by nanny state bureaucrats who say that’s one drink too many. If the proposed offense of “driving with impaired ability” (DWAI) garners enough support, the state will have what is shaping-up to be a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol consumption by responsible drivers.
DWAI would target drivers whose blood-alcohol content is between 0.05 and 0.07, reports the Austin-American Statesman. Currently, motorists are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) if they meet or exceed a 0.08 level.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said the new DWAI offense, in addition to DWI, “would give prosecutors and judges and juries another tool to use” to implement their agenda that’s endorsed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Katherine Prescott, former president of MADD is fond of saying, “[T]here is no safe blood alcohol, and for that reason responsible drinking means no drinking and driving.”
Agree or disagree with Texas bureaucrats wanting a companion to the existing DWI law that stands to target responsible adults who’ve consumed a single drink while enjoying a meal at a restaurant?
Share your thoughts with Police Chief Art Acevedo on his Facebook page.
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The Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday on the preliminary approval of San Francisco’s Happy Meal toy ban and decided to add a little something extra to let readers know that it’s a step in the right direction:
Several doctors testified in favor of the San Francisco law. One recalled seeing children in hospital waiting rooms carrying McDonald’s Happy Meals.
Is this anonymous doctor insinuating that the children were injured or sickened by their Happy Meals or the toys contained inside the boxes? What is the purpose of including this bizarre observation?
Now, look at the full report. It’s 4 paragraphs long and contains 6 sentences.
We’re just wondering why 1/3 of the article was dedicated to something that leaves readers scratching their heads wondering what the heck the AP is trying to express and how it’s relevant. Then again, it’s the AP and unless you subscribe to their agenda, you just might never understand.
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