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    Wisconsin now has a Christmas Tree

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An Assembly committee says the 35-foot balsam fir in the Capitol decorated with lights should be called a Christmas tree.

    The Assembly Committee on State Affairs voted 8-1 for a plan that would reverse the long-standing practice of calling it a holiday tree.

    The vote means the full Assembly could approve the measure sponsored by Rep. Marlin Schneider as early as next week. So far, the Senate hasn't seemed interested in acting on the plan.

    Schneider says the tree was known as a Christmas tree from 1916 until 1985 when the state became too politically correct.

    But the Freedom From Religion Foundation says using the word Christmas would offend nonreligious people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    But the Freedom From Religion Foundation says using the word Christmas would offend nonreligious people.

    Well then, those offended by the word Christmas have the freedom to not use the word!!
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    CHRISTMAS

    absoutely agree,,,,and if they don't want to use the word they don't have to observe the holiday either,,,and by no means do they have to accept gifts or give them.

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    What's terrible is that it litterally took an act of government to do this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    What's terrible is that it litterally took an act of government to do this...
    But regardless, a govt entity has said they calling it a "holiday tree" is TOO politically correct.


    At least someone's making progress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    But regardless, a govt entity has said they calling it a "holiday tree" is TOO politically correct.


    At least someone's making progress!

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    I only live about 60 miles east of "The People's Republic of Madison" and if you did too you would understand why it took an "act of government" to accomplish this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdb91 View Post
    I only live about 60 miles east of "The People's Republic of Madison" and if you did too you would understand why it took an "act of government" to accomplish this.
    Yep, I live about 15miles away, and I walked into walmart the other day, the greeter said "Happy Holidays".....I was like "AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU"...that just pissed me off that they force them to say "happy holidays...god thats dumb.
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    This country had a long standing tradition relating to god, and freedom of religion. If you can't live with Traditional American Values you are free to leave and move to russia, or your ancestors mother country or you can go where the sun don't shine, but leave us alone.


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    Merry Christmas..Happy Yule...Happy Hanukkah, Happy Winter Solstice...Happy Kwanzaa!!!!!!
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    This is the holiday season, I call it Christmas, some call it Hanukkah, some call it Kwanzaa, some call it Winter Solstice. Why does it have to become an issue at all. If someone is offended because of how I believe, too bad, it is my right to worship as I wish, as it is everyone's right. If a tree offends you, don't look at it. If a scene of a manger offends you, don't look at it. If a Menorah offends you, don't look at it, and so on for every religious belief. But don't try to take the traditions that we have been raised on away from us. You don't decorate your surroundings at this time of year, do I come and complain to you because you chose not to celebrate the way that I do. All I can suggest to these folks is Get A Life!

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    If I remember my history right, this country was founded on religion freedom. To me that means you can worship in any way you wish. If you don't want to participate in holidays you don't believe in then ignore them and let others enjoy themselves and worship how they please.

    Merry Christmas!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy29 View Post
    If I remember my history right, this country was founded on religion freedom. To me that means you can worship in any way you wish. If you don't want to participate in holidays you don't believe in then ignore them and let others enjoy themselves and worship how they please.

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