Resolution shows lawmakers have too much time on their hands

In addition to the $45,000 a day that they are costing the state, here is another reason why the lawmakers need to finish their work and go home: So they will stop passing bad laws and meaningless resolutions. Here’s one example: The Senate passed a resolution last week declaring that “the Judeo-Christian tradition has been, and continues to be, the majority religion in the USA and its military.” Senate Resolution 1767 also denounces the “increasing hostility from special interests toward religious expressions by military service members and of restrictions on military chaplains.” The resolution also instructs the Kansas adjutant general to “fully support and aggressively defend the rights of religious conscience and the free exercise of the Judeo-Christian tradition in the Kansas National Guard and support the professional chaplaincy.” But Sharon Watson, spokeswoman for Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli, told the Topeka Capital-Journal that National Guard officials “are not aware of any issues with freedom of religious expression within the Kansas National Guard.”