Mark Steyn has a great way of making the left look especially silly and petty. He does it with humor too! It’s why he’s one of our favorite conservatives.
He nails the absurdity of the left in the video below. A Nebraska school principal decided it would be a great idea to ban just about anything connected to Christmas. Yes, even candy canes and the colors red and green! The elementary school principal made the claim that the “J” shape of candy canes means Jesus. Hard to believe someone could be so ridiculous.
Liberty Counsel stepped in to call out the principal:
“In the spirit of Christmas, Liberty Counsel does not desire the removal of Principal Sinclair,” the letter said, adding that the organization is asking for “only her compliance with the law; respect for the rights of others; and respect for cherished holiday traditions.”
The principal has since been put on administrative leave.
According to the Kansas City Star:
Allowed: Gifts to students, snowmen, snowflakes, gingerbread people, sledding, hot chocolate, polar bears, penguins, winter garb, yetis and the character Olaf from the Disney movie “Frozen.”
Not allowed: Santas or Christmas symbols on worksheets, Christmas trees in the classroom, Elf on the Shelf, singing carols, playing Christmas music, making Christmas ornaments as gifts, candy canes, red or green items (“traditional Christmas colors”), reindeer and Christmas videos and movies.
The principal appologized to the families of students at the school:
“I wanted to reach out and make sure our families understand what occurred, and what has been done to correct the issue,” Sinclair told parents. “I understand that the information I initially provided was incorrect and I sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern this has caused and the negative attention this issue brings to the District and Manchester.”
The time has come and gone for Americans to push back on this fear of offending someone. Thanks to Liberty Counsel for helping to protect our first amendment rights.