As the holiday season rolls around, religious tensions are sure to follow. Just a month ago, Gov. Scott Walker ignited a slight controversy by calling Madison's holiday tree a Christmas tree in a press release (because pine trees were an irreplaceably sacred part of Jesus' birth in the middle of a desert and have been key throughout 2000 years of subsequent Christian tradition). As you can tell, this particular issue seems quite petty. However, it signals a more important problem: America's inability to properly recognize the separation between church and State and the consequences the joining of the two bring.
Lately, one of the bigger political issues in Wisconsin has been the attempt to recall Scott Walker. Regardless of success or failure, the recall’s potential impact on the state’s people is of the utmost importance to me.