My wife told me about the story in Wisconsin. Seems that there is a debate about what to call the tree that stands in the state capitol building. One person wants to call it a Holiday tree. One person wants to call it the Christmas tree. Of course, someone raised the ‘separation of church and state’ argument. “What,” the supporter questions? ‘It’s just a christmas tree’ (lower case ‘c’ for emphasis).
No exclaims the defender of freedom, “It’s Christ’s Mass. It’s right in the word.” “What??” the confused supporter asks again? “It’s just a tree.”
HERE’S my proposal. I’ve given this a lot of thought. One might say that I’ve had divine inspiration. I propose that from this day forth the tree be called the. . .
It is only fitting. A glorious name for a glorious tree. It represents centuries old history, of a people that struggled to reach the promise land.
What’s best is no one can argue the appropriateness without being branded a bigoted racist. After all, aren’t the Mexicans entitled to be here illegally?
Oh, did you think I meant Jesus?
I guess I really did. Merry Christmas.