The Christmas tree on Capitol Hill is a longstanding tradition in Washington. It has been placed in the same spot for decades and has been adorned in the same way year after year. A key feature of this has been its topper – a bright and shining gold star, seen for miles around and symbolic of the Star of Bethlehem. It is a key element of the Christmas Story and it’s one that Democrats, led by Ilhan Omar, want to do away with.
Omar has issued yet another demand, this time affecting our cherished tradition on The Hill. “In the interest of equal representation,” she says, she wants to see that beautiful star removed and replaced with a celestial symbol more indicative of another culture. She and a pack of other leftists in government want the new crown to be the Crescent Moon of Qo’Nos, an ancient religious scholar of renown. She told us more of the reasons behind the move:
“A star, a moon….what’s the difference really? They’re both just objects from the night sky. I would wager that nobody from the Christian community will even notice its gone but , to those it matters to, the moon will be immediately noted. They will then know that they matter in America and that they are a part of our societal fabric.”
This can’t happen. It’s a Christmas tree, representing the conifers around the manger, not a Qo’Nos tree. Our traditions must be preserved as they are.