My mom heard my entire rant about having to take down my Turkey. That really wasn't my best moment, and I'm still pretty bitter about it. Anyway, she forwarded this email to me. I would like to state that these are not my opinions, nor did I write the following. I am copying it directly from an email. I just find it worth sharing.
Subject: Lighting of the Christmas Tree!
On Monday, I hosted the lighting of the Christmas Tree that is inside our Capitol building...and yes, I do call it a Christmas Tree! In my first year as Governor, I issued an Executive Order that encourages the celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah and prohibits any censorship of these religious holidays. I encourage you to read and share the executive order with your family and friends by clicking here.
As you may know, in the past, state and local officials in Arizona (and elsewhere) have attempted to strip Christmas of its meaning, including establishment of policies forbidding state employees from placing religious items of celebration at their desks, and re-naming Christmas trees as “holiday” trees.
Under my administration, I call things what they are and will gladly allow Christmas be celebrated at the State Capitol. Please click here to go to my Facebook page and comment if you agree! I encourage my colleagues and fellow elected officials across the nation to do the same.