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Scott Walker Fires First in “War on Christmas”

Sure, the first time Scott Walker poked his finger in the eyes of his constituents it was to banish collective bargaining among government workers in the state. Everyone knows the furor this caused, and as Mary C. DeBattista of Wauwatosa notes, the furor is chiefly because it was based in dishonesty. He did not mention his plans at all during his campaign. Public employee collective bargaining in Wisconsin was a tradition here for a couple generations, and Scott Walker took tradition and threw it in the trash, and it is therefore unsurprising that protests and recalls were the result.

Well, Scott Walker’s doing it again, though this time there may not be such furor. Still, the evergreen in the Capitol Rotunda in Madison has been called a “Holiday Tree” for 25 years. Scott Walker has decided to rename it a “Christmas Tree” by fiat this year. There can be no interpretation of Walker’s act other than that it is an act of poking the people of Wisconsin in the eye once more. From the Racine Journal Times:

The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has opposed the term Christmas tree, saying it offends nonreligious people and amounts to a government endorsement of Christianity.

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