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Huelskamp declares a yuletide triumph over the PC Police

Updated: 2013-12-24T21:39:24Z

By STEVE KRASKE

The Kansas City Star

No more “happy holidays” for members of Congress.

Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp, a Republican, claimed victory over the “PC Police” Tuesday in the wake of a ruling this month from the House Franking Commission that said members of Congress can once again use the phrases “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukkah” in taxpayer-paid mail.

Huelskamp said that’s the position he’s advocated for years. In fact, he said he took a stand against the decades-old ban in a 2011 interview on Fox News. That ban, he said, reflected “the continual leftist war on Christmas.

“I have continued that refusal through today, even as it has cowered many other public officials and private industry alike,” the congressman said in a statement.

“The new refusal of the U.S. House to cater to the PC Police moves us one small step away from that carefully crafted secular society devoid of any reference to our religious and cultural heritage,” Huelskamp said. “I am glad that finally members of Congress can express their holiday joy in a manner that they see fit and consistent with our American history – without an ethics threat.”

With that, Huelskamp said he wished everyone a “very merry Christmas and a happy new year.”

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