Another victim of the ACLU

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    Somebody tell me again how much we need the ACLU. Save us from their mypopic vision of what is right for America.
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    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.
     
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    My Sunday paper had a column today by James Lileks. It was the best I have seen on this subject.

    Since when do Boy Scouts pose a threat?

    Move over, OBL -- our new national threat comes from the BSA. They're a strange, religiously oriented group whose stated purpose ought to make your blood run as cold as chilled mercury. We've had remarkable success in recent years keeping them from undermining American power, thanks to the U.S. military. But now it's official, and what was once a shadowy war is out in the open.
    The Pentagon has informed all bases not to sponsor the Boy Scouts of America.
    Not that they ever have, mind you. Says the Associated Press: "The Pentagon said it has long had a rule against sponsorship of non-federal organizations and denied the rule had been violated. But it agreed to send a message to posts worldwide warning them not to sponsor Boy Scout troops or other such groups."
    So we're still in danger. It's possible that in some distant base in a flat, empty state, some rouge officer might horribly commingle Boy Scouts and his official duties -- say, showing up in uniform to teach the Webelos the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Why is this bad? Simple: The scouts make you swear an oath that mentions the Big Guy. Here's the marrow-curdling vow in its entirety, brazenly posted on a Web site they use to communicate with other cells. Ready?
    "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."
    Whew. Strong stuff. The God part is bad enough, but the "morally straight" line is the big cherry on the cake. But remember please: the scouts are a private organization; they have the right to believe what they wish, even if you disagree.
    And we're talking about the BOY SCOUTS, for heaven's sake, not some Junior Klan League noted for torchlight parades through Jewish neighborhoods. Who has the time to worry whether the scouts are meeting in the local library? Isn't there some real, actual evil handy you could sue?
    Better yet: If you don't like the scouts' oath or rules, how about you drink a nice hot cup of LIVE AND LET LIVE and start your own group? Because we're about 10 years away from somebody deciding that the whole Boy Scout/Girl Scout thing smacks of seperate but equal. Come 2014, the kid at your door will be selling Non-Gender-Specific Scout Cookies. Oh, progress.
    Since the last election we've been told that right-wing theoreticians concoct divisive social issues in secret underground labs and release them into the body politic every election cylce, clouding the minds of red-state sheep. But the Boy Scouts havn't been suing anyone for the right to hold compulsory God and country rallies in schools across the land. The American Civil Liberties Union is forcing the issue.
    The people barging into the counts are the ones obsessed that Boy Scouts might be using pulic school rooms to learn knot tying. And scouts drive on public roads to get there, too. They even breathe air whose quality is mandated by federal regulations that take public money to enforce. Theocratic parasites, that's what they are. What's next? A 900-foot statue of Jesus on the Mall in Washington?
     
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    Typical shit from the American Commies and Liberals Union.
     

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