Sure it’s only June, but in Austin, Governor Rick Perry is already getting ready for the holidays.
House Bill 308, also known as the “Merry Christmas bill”, was signed early on Friday. This bill brings public school students and teachers alike, a little freedom. They’ll be able to use traditional holiday decorations around school, and display religious scenes like the nativity or symbols like menorahs.
This Merry Christmas bill ironically ensures that not just one religion is represented, but that all religious expression towards the holidays is part of school’s atmosphere. The hopes with this are to allow teachers to educate students about the history and roots of different religions.
So, gone is that ridiculous political correctness of “holiday trees” and generic “happy holidays”. Now, without fear of legal action being taken, a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah can casually be said in passing, as it should be.