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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

About as blunt as you can get about the Ground Zero mosque

Political Cartoon by Brian Farrington

They Have the Right to Build the Mosque

"Last month, a young lady was walking her dog down our street, a cul-de-sac that many people in the neighborhood use for exercise. For some unknown reason, she decided to use this moment to painstakingly investigate the flowers in my neighbor’s yard. My three dogs, which only saw a rival canine occupying their territory, reacted in the usual fashion – barking up a storm creating a racket that could be heard down the block. When I nicely asked the woman to move on because of the disruption, she got snotty, protesting that she had a right to be on this public street. I replied that yes, she had the right, but if she did not leave I was going to move her and her dog to another street on which she had the same equal right.

This incident is a small example of something we see too often nowadays: people gratuitously and thoughtlessly asserting 'rights' that they think exist. Some people think that this behavior is an outgrowth of the mentality of the 1960. Regardless of its origin, I think many of us can agree that far too often, people claiming these perceived “rights” fail to ask the simplest of questions: Is this the proper and considerate thing to do?"

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