Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Supporting the National Day of Prayer

I commend
Wisconsin Family Action (WFA) for filing an appellate court brief supporting the National Day of Prayer, an annual event established by Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman during 1952. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has sued in an attempt to end the National Day of Prayer. During April 2010, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb decided in favor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, ruling that a National Day of Prayer violates the establishment clause of the Constitution's First Amendment.

In a news release, Julaine Appling, President of Wisconsin Family Action says, “Every citizen should be concerned about this outrageous attempt to silence religious expression, rewrite our Christian heritage and undermine a centuries-old tradition of presidential proclamations of prayer. Freedom From Religion Foundation has used their bully techniques to try to end the use of invocations at Wisconsin city councils and the State Assembly for years and now they’re going after one of the most treasured traditions we have – a national call to prayer.”

I concur with WFA and support the brief it has filed. You can read the WFA news release here.

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