Setting aside my hatred for Obama, I wish him and his family a Merry Christmas. I think we should all wish him and his family a Merry Christmas. In fact, Merry Christmas to the entire government from the bottom of my heart. I wish you and your loved ones to have the best time of the year.
In case you think otherwise, I am not being sarcastic in the above paragraph. It's just looking back at when Obama basically stated that America is not a Christian nation, he is right. The federal government does not have the power to declare a national religion, nor do they have the power to declare a nation language. In fact, according to the Constitution, it is resided within the state's power to declare a state religion and/or a state language. Don't believe, look at the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." In short, any power that the Constitution does not give the federal government, is then given to the state goverment. From the state government (if they do not have a power as listed by their constitutions), is given to the local governments (town, city, country, district, etc). This is what it means. So, just remember, the US federal government does not have the power, nor ability, to declare a national language or religion. The states do, as is evident by what Oklahoma has just passed declaring that all immigrants must read and write English in order to drive because all the signs are in English.
In other news, this is more of a local story than a national one. Yesterday, a 2nd grader from Taunton, Massachusetts was sent home for drawing Jesus Christ, dead (with X's over his eyes) on a cross. The assignment was to draw something that reminds you of Christmas. The teacher saw the picture, and showed the principal. They both showed the super-intendant of Taunton Public Schools. Anyway, long story short, the 8-year old was sent home for drawing a violent picture. The schools has also mandated that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he returns to school. This is just me, but I feel a lawsuit coming on by the boy's father. What did the teacher want him to draw, Santa? Or what if the boy was Jewish and celebrated Chanukah, would he have failed the assignment?
Well, the bowl season is upon us. With Brian Kelly leaving Cincy for Notre Dame, I guess we all know who the real Grinch is of Christmas...That's right folks, nobody else but the one's who egged Kelly's house. Come on people, get your holidays in line. You egg people's house on Halloween, and throw snowballs at their house around Christmas. Speaking of egging, what are the chances Boise State lays an egg against TCU?
Back to more important matters, the great BCS debate in the House. If this bill does pass, and the BCS can no longer name a national champion (under the current system), does the same apply to the AP poll? How many people remember the year that USC was named the AP national champion, even though they didn't play in the championship game? Could the same happen this year? Sounds to me like the government needs to create their own system for naming a national champion, like what Nixon did.
There are my holiday thoughts. Don't forget to stop by the Obama Watch Express as the 2010 midterms are within 11 months away. Seems like only yesterday Hillary Clinton and John Edwards were the two favorites with some no-name from the land of Lincoln running a distant 5th.