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.

You'd be surprised what requires a photo ID

Photo ID

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial writer and columnist James E. Causey went homeless for 72 hours, and then wrote about his experiences in the newspaper’s Sunday Crossroads section:

“I slept on a park bench. I slept on church steps. I slept in my car and at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. I ate at free meal sites. I panhandled for nearly three hours, collecting just enough change to buy a flatbread sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts.”

In a letter to the Journal Sentinel, Amy Geiger-Hemmer of Hartland pointed out a revealing excerpt from Causey’s column:


No defense for Democrats' belief

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial writer and columnist James E. Causey's column regarding homelessness in Milwaukee, "72 hours on the streets and thousands of stories" on June 27 was very interesting.

Two sentences in particular really stood out. Causey wrote: "My most eye-opening experience was my stay at the Rescue Mission's men's shelter. You need a state ID to get a bed."

Excuse me, but doesn't the Democratic Party in our state continue to block every effort to require a voter ID to make our political elections honest? They defend this belief by stating that requiring a photo ID will disenfranchise the poor and minorities.

Who does the Democratic Party think shows up at rescue missions?

This just proves that there is no common-sense argument against voter ID.

Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer

The Rescue Mission rule makes it mighty tough to argue against photo ID.

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