Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I can see why the senator loves those special ceremonies. They restore and strengthen our faith in our young people and the future of our great country.
My boss, Senator Mary Lazich, has a very busy schedule that occasionally necessitates that I fill in for her at certain events. One of Senator Lazich’s favorite duties is to attend Eagle Scout ceremonies and present fine young men with official state of Wisconsin plaques honoring their achievements.
At some recent Eagle Scout ceremonies, I reminded those in attendance that the wonderful organization of scouting is under attack and needs support more than ever. For evidence, look to the City of Brotherly Love where a scouting controversy has erupted.
In Philadelphia, the Scouts have used a city facility for over 80 years, paying only a dollar a year in rent. The Scouts have been told they now have to pay market value, $200,000, or get out. The deadline is today, May 31. The city solicitor said the Scouts must renounce their policy on excluding openly homosexual scoutmasters or leave the facility they have rented since 1928, a facility the Scouts actually built and gave to Philadelphia for nothing.
The Scouts have filed a lawsuit to fight eviction.
And yet, the media is ignoring this story.
Columnist Robert Knight explains.