This from “Let the families without insurance fend for themselves” baby Blunt…I will let him speak for himself…comments welcome!

“Governor Matt Blunt”  11/29/2007 2:15 PM >>>

From:  Governor Blunt

To:  All Missouri State Employees

Date:  November 29, 2007

Re:  “Merry Christmas!”

Dear State Employee:

Merry Christmas!

I hope that I am among the first to wish a Merry Christmas to you, your family, and friends!

As most of us know, some question the appropriateness of saying “Merry Christmas!” particularly by government employees.

By my directive, as a government employee, you need not worry about this strange effort to undermine the historical foundation of this wonderful time of the year into an arid “Winter Break”.  You need not check your religious views at the door, nor your affection for the season, nor the use of its ancient, time-honored greetings.  The directive I have given to all executive agencies provides that no state employee will be reprimanded or disciplined in any way for saying “Merry Christmas.”

Please enjoy the holiday season!

Feel free to spread your cheer by wishing your colleagues — and especially the Missourians we all serve — a Merry Christmas!


Matt Blunt