Post Office Boots Christmas Carolers

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A group of Christmas carolers was thrown out of a U.S. Post Office in Silver Spring, MD, after the post office manager told them they were not allowed to sing Christmas carols on government property.
A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service confirmed the incident occurred Saturday at a branch office in the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. A trio of carolers walked into the building dressed in attire reminiscent of Charles Dickens and began singing.
“They were only a few notes into their carol when suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a scowling postal manager rushing to confront the carolers,” said JP Duffy, who was standing in a line with his wife and two-year-old daughter.
Duffy, who also happens to be a staff member of the Family Research Council, said he was stunned by what happened next.
“He told them that they had to leave immediately because they were violating the post office’s policy against solicitation,” Duffy said. “He told them they couldn’t do this on government property. He said: ‘You can’t go into Congress and sing and you can’t do it here either.’”
You will find the rest of the story here.
When the United State Postal Service finally goes Tango Uniform a few years from now, somehow I doubt this Scrooge of a manager will be able to get a job greeting customers at Wal-Mart.
I am guessing he will make a great Port-O-John pumper, though. 🙂

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8 responses to “Post Office Boots Christmas Carolers

  1. someone needs to knock some sense into this guys head. Idiot.

  2. He must be a blast to have around the house during Christmas…grumpy guy!

  3. Oh STOP !
    Stop being « mock-stunned » by this event.
    The manager acted CORRECTLY, since once you allow a group to SOLICIT goods and services within a facility, then ALL OTHER TYPES may follow as well.
    This NOT an Anti-Christmas story … this is a story of a manager DOING HIS JOB.

    • The Carolers mistake was going inside the building to sing. Had they stood outside the front door and sang, they would have been accepted as the ever-present LaRouchies are with their endless propaganda and petitions, exercising their 1st Amendment Right of Free Speech.
      How pleasant a change it would be if singing a Christmas Carol in a public place was considered free speech and not a hate crime.

  4. How is this considered government property if it is in a shopping center that is a co-development between Tower Companies and Gingery Development Group. Did the US government buy the whole shopping center? Or do they own just their unit/land in the strip mall?


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