BY SU SU WAGONER – It is with great disappointment that I have learned of Hawaii Senators’ discontinuance of a prayer prior to opening the Senate’s daily legislative session.

To my knowledge, such a prayer has been a tradition for every federal and state legislative body since 1779.

The act of giving thinks to God and asking for wisdom in the forthcoming senatorial duties seem to me to be within the framework of sensible behavior.

As a person who was born and reared in Spanish B Camp in Puunene, it saddens me to know that my State Senator on Maui, Shan Tsutsui, has demonstrated such little respect for this long standing tradition, his constituents on Maui, and the unspeakable harm it has already done to the State of Hawaii itself.

Su-Su Wagoner is a resident of Maui