From yesterday’s Salt Lake Tribune:

The West Jordan Republican is sponsoring a resolution encouraging retailers to embrace Christmas in their promotions rather than the generic “holidays.”

“It would encourage the use of ‘Merry Christmas,’ ” Buttars said of the non-binding statement that is still being drafted. “I’m sick of the Christmas wars–we’re a Christian nation and ought to use the word.”

I know this is rhetorical at this point, but is anyone else concerned that a member of the state legislature seems so blissfully unaware of the First Amendment? We’re a Christian nation? No we’re not, jackass: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”

And here’s another point: He’s encouraging retailers to use “Christmas” in their promotions, as if a “Christmas Sale” is more righteous than a “Holiday Sale,” but if he’s that devout, shouldn’t he be objecting to using the Birth of Our Lord to sell crass material items?

Why do you waste our time like this, Buttars? Why?!