Skip to comments.VA Refuses Christmas Cards from 51 School Kids Intended for Disabled Veterans
Posted on 12/27/2013 12:00:41 PM PST by Kaslin
A group of 51 school children in Texas spent the week before Christmas making Christmas cards for veterans. According to the VA, the kids made a mistake by saying "Merry Christmas".
Fox News reports VA hospital refuses to accept 'Merry Christmas' cards.
Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas.
Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.
Gracies card read, Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service. It also included an American flag.
But the bedridden veterans at the VA hospital will never get to see Gracies card. Nor will they see the cards made by 51 other students. Thats because the Christmas cards violated VA policy.
Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute said "Targeting the benevolent work of little children for censorship is disgusting. Do the Grinches in the administration of the VA really believe our bravest warriors need protection from the heartfelt well wishes of small children saying Merry Christmas?"
The cards will not be thrown away -- they are being shipped to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio and to a private facility for veterans in Louisiana.
The VA is protecting our soldiers from receiving "offensive" such as the following.
Also consider this image fom Breitbart Veterans Affairs Bans Christmas Cards to Troops over Religious Content.
Lack of Common Sense
Banning "Merry Christmas" has nothing to do with banning school prayer. It does have everything to do with lack of common sense.
Christmas is a day. It is also a national holiday. If one wants to assign religious meaning to the day, one can. If one wants to treat it like a national holiday with no religious overtones, one can do that too.
If the VA wanted to remove cards with "clear" religious messages such as "Christ Died for You", I would not have a problem with it. But, "Merry Christmas" is a ubiquitous phrase.
Christmas is December 25, every year, like it or not. And it's a national holiday, every year, like it or not.
Banning "Merry Christmas" is absurd.
We need to press this issue this time to make sure someone is fired over this
pass this storyon until it goes viral
make sure hannity and rush and the usual vast right wing conspiracy repeat it
That’s what happens when you have a muslim as president....The Muzzie motto of “Kill all the Christians and Jews”....means anyway you can...physically, morally, intellectually.
So they celebrated “Merry ‘you know what’ *wink*” day?
And we still call this America, “the land of the free and the home of the brave”?
Next time they’ll know to write “Happy HannuRamaKwansmas”
If they had sent gay porn cards it would have been allowed...................
Yeah, they won’t wish each other Merry Christmas but they’ll happily take that day off.
Sad isn’t it?
Is this the same VA group that banned prayers during military funerals or similar BS a few months ago?
I’d like to see how they ask for that day off:
“Do we have to work on hmmmmm-mmm day?”
Contact Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which oversees the VA. The clowns who run the VA ought to be dragged into a hearing room and put on the hot seat.
While Christmas shopping this year, I made it a point to look people in the eye and say very clearly “Merry Christmas.” I absolutely refuse to concede to the MOTUS and all the rest of his cronies.
Surely the intent was at least in part to let the kids know that veterans are a bunch of haters
Did the disabled vets have a say in the decision? If not, why not? They live in a free country they fought for the free country.
Obama won’t stop until he has completely done everything he can do to destroy the military in every way possible. And when it doesn’t come from him ( Ryan) it’s probably just set up to look like it was generated by someone else, an enabler like that awful Ryan that horrible horrible baby faced liberal wife henpecked dominated awful turncoat man that horrible Paul Ryan working for this cause
Leave the vets a fn lone Leave them out ofbthis. Ugh ugh ugh
“Thats what happens when you have a muslim as president....The Muzzie motto of Kill all the Christians and Jews....means anyway you can...physically, morally, intellectually.”
this is in no way a defense of Obama, but Christian bashing was here long before Obama. just look at the aclu and their Christian hating agenda.
the only difference I see now is that before Obama it was only Christians being bashed, now you see a little jew bashing.
But we’re told there is no “war on Christmas”
I weep for my country.
This is an outrage. But will we hear from the Armed Services Committee? McCain? Powell? Petraus? Obama? FOX? Talk radio?
So this is what America’s best died for?
*MERRY CHRISTMAS, VETS!!!!!!!!!!*
(Now, come get me, Obama....)
Christmas is a NATIONAL HOLIDAY not only CHRISTIANITIES HOLIDAY
Noah Webster, Address, Newburyport, July 4, 1837 (celebrating the Declaration of Independence):And, now we have come to this!!"In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior...It forms a leading event in the Progress of the Gospel dispensation...
"Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth?
"That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Saviour and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets 600 years before." - Noah Webster
Or some "mystery person" is supposedly "offended".
How come these people are never identified?
No not so that they could be harassed, but just so I could hear their actual reasons specifically WHY they are "offended".
Wouldn't we all benefit from such an "explanation"?
Lord help us.
What a mess.
You see this?
I want an answer from Ted Cruz and John Cronyn. This is a Texas facility. This is spiteful and hurtful. There is no excuse and no explanation for this act of total pettiness. The VA must be as rogue as the IRS.
You expect to hear something from that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? Don't you know he despises our veterans? You ask about FOX News. You must have missed this article in the link by Todd Starnes
Shit like this almost makes me want to go all John Effing Kerry and hurl my (meager) medals, ribbons, bars, and EGAs over the bleedin’ White House fence......
"(Thursday) marks the beginning of the week-long celebration of African American culture through family activities and community festivities that bring attention to Kwanzaa's seven principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith."
Michelle & Barry
At SOME point maybe the rest of America will wake up to the danger Islam presents to USA, Christians and Jews. Before Obama , nobody on our public payroll would have dared deny American soldiers their Christmas cards from little children. (Who the hell do they think they are anyway ? What mail of Yours will they block You from receiving? You can bet they won’t block any Mohammed birthday cards or , alas , bills. Just anything g Christian. Jewish or even remotely patriotic. ). Three more years. Pray for America.
More like dragged into an alley and horsewhipped.
As a wise old Sergeant said “There are no Atheists in a foxhole”
My 24 yr military career was the result of bad timing- I joined when a sexual revolution was happening and I left when the Army decided to have another.
Dumb kids should have written ‘Happy Id al Fitr’.
Then the cards would have received expedited treatment.
It's the only way that Government Supremacists can pretend that Government is the highest authority. Then they can merrily kill all the Christians and Jews without thinking too much about it.
“I was just following orders”
“One death is a tragedy, one million is a statistic”
“We must not have prayer in our public schools”
Same demon acting as puppeteer to different Leftists.
but according to Jon Steward, the war on Christmas has been fabricated by Fox.
You know what? This is a F*** *** moment. This is the moment where we find the actual people who physically denied the cards, and — using social media — make sure NO ONE EVER DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS AGAIN. Expose them. Publicize them. Let the WHOLE WORLD see who these people are. Shun them in every venue. Make their world change.
Please identify the VA hospital in question. I intend to be the thorn in the side here.
“Words fail me”
They don’t fail me, but I’m keeping them to myself to avoid being banned.
I think I found the problem on their web site: "VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is a progressive health care provider in the heart of Texas." :-)
Sounds like they are Oppressive
Petraeus, Powell, et. al., may be retired, but they should have even more sympathy for the sufferings of our servicepeople (who, btw, may well have served under their command at some point). And where is their outrage, as they know first hand the personal sacrifices our boys make for our country - they are disabled for cryin’ out loud. These high-ranking officers are without excuse.
The FOX article is good, but what I’m driving at is really pounding the drum on air, prime time, day after day, so everyone KNOWS what just happened and the implications. FOX always says they’re the most watched news outfit, and Rush has the golden eib mike. A lot of people could be reached that way.
Why would it “make sense” to the author to ban overtly religious messages? The government isn’t writing the messages, private citizens are.
So the government is essentially censoring the private message of citizens to the troops that defend us.