Somebody tell me again how much we need the ACLU. Save us from their mypopic vision of what is right for America. ======================================================== http://federalistpatriot.us/ From the "Department of Military Correctness"... The Pentagon has agreed to "end direct sponsorship of hundreds of Boy Scout units which require members to swear religious oaths, on military facilities across the United States and overseas," thanks to the ACLU. The Pentagon permits service members to lead Boy Scout troops unofficially on their own time, using facilities at military bases, but has also allowed military bases to sponsor officially as many as 400 Boy Scout troops. The settlement does not resolve the ACLU's complaint that federal money is used to benefit the Boy Scouts -- for example, to prepare a base in Virginia for the quadrennial Jamboree (a gathering of 40,000 Boy Scouts and leaders on 3,000 acres of the 76,000-acre Army base). The Jamboree will go on as scheduled. We suppose that if the Pentagon won't defend its informal association with the 3.2-million-member Boy Scouts of America (a major feeder organization for military career slots) then we suppose military chaplains are next to go. Here it's worth noting that the American military defeated Hitler and Tojo, then contained Mao and Stalin in the last century, and entered this century tasked with containing Jihadistan -- its most formidable opponent yet. But while our armed forces are fighting and dying in the current struggle, the Pentagon's lawyers chose to run a white flag up the pole when confronted by the ACLU. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican and an Eagle Scout, noted his objection in a letter to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, himself an Eagle Scout: "Without a shot being fired, Department of Defense lawyers apparently abandoned the Boy Scouts, threw up their hands and surrendered to the ACLU's latest radical attack on the cherished heritage and values of this nation." We in our humble shop join Congressman Hayworth in urging Secretary Rumsfeld to reverse this disgraceful capitulation.