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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Santa Monica Nativity Scene Committee
In George Orwell's futuristic novel "1984," a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak -- saying or doing something opposite of a word's meaning.
Santa Monica officials snuffed the city's controversial life-sized nativity display this year rather than referee the religious rumble, prompting churches that have set up a 14-scene Christian diorama for decades to sue over freedom of speech violations.
Damon Vix didn't have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.