Sunday, December 05, 2010
A Texas Christmas
Published: 12/05/2010 Posted On: December 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM By: Kathy
As you all know, our mission is to support the troops and veterans. That's a pretty broad mission, and this little story may go a little outside its boundaries a bit, but I think it should be told. After all, it IS Christmas, and nothing outside of family and friends and home could be more important to our military, past and present, than the freedom to observe that holiday without worrying about "offending" someone.
Thanks to Eagle Carolyn VanZorge for bringing it to my attention and to Eagle Bev Perlson for publicizing it even more! Just read the story at this link, and I think you will agree.
Southlake, TX, is near Ft. Worth, and, as you will see, is part of heartland America. Certainly one would not expect a community bank to object to a Christmas tree being erected in its lobby at no cost whatsoever, courtesy of a public-spirited businessman! Well, as it turns out, after a bit of hue and cry from the public, Chase Bank headquarters reversed itself and told Antonio Morales, the businessman, that it would allow him to erect the tree, after all. Too late; Mr. Morales is donating that particular tree to another public institution, and Chase Bank is looking pretty stupid.
Talk about political correctness run amok--this takes the cake. Let Chase Bank headquarters know how you feel! Here's their address and phone number:
CHASE BANK 270 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10017
Customer Service: (866) 865-1388
And let Antonio Morales know how you feel, also!
Thanks, Eagles, and have a wonderful Christmas! And, as Tiny Tim would say, "God bless us every one!"
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Quote of the Day:
"The sober people of America are weary of the fluctuating policy which has directed the public councils. ... They have seen, too, that one legislative interference is but the first link of a long chain of repetitions, every subsequent interference being naturally produced by the effects of the preceding." --James Madison