Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Scouts, the ACLU and other Headlines

Top story: 4 Scout leaders Killed at Jamboree

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Comments: What a sad story. Four Alaskan Scout leaders were killed in this accident, as well as 3 other people being injured. My heart goes out to families of the Scouters who lost their lives. I have a friend who is at the Jamboree and I hope he is doing well through all this. As I reached the end of the article my eye caught on to something. It was a sentence that was added about the camp the Scouts were using the Military Base at A.P. Hill. The ACLU is suing the base/and or the Boy Scouts, saying that they are in violation of the first amendment by allowing Scouts to stay on government land, due to the Scouts oath which reads: "I will do my duty...to God and my country". The ACLU claims that this is wrong behavior on state property. Yet they would have no problem with a group using the grounds who choose not to have a pledge to God. To believe the ACLU is to support atheism. If you have a problem with learning about God and hearing other Scouts talk about God and pledging to do your best to do your duty to God, you don't have a place in Scouting. If you are willing to learn about God, great! Hop on board. But we can't have a die hard atheist trying to get in there and force his lack of faith on everyone else. To do that is to force the will of the minority on with majority which is tyranny.
To give on example of how silly this is, say I, a Christian Conservative, wanted to force the College Democrats to accept me into their ranks, with me totally convinced that they were wrong on almost everything. They would have every right to refuse my request for membership. One of the requirements for joining the College Democrats is that simply, you must be a Democrat, or one who holds to their belief's. The same goes for Scouting. One of the things you must do to be a Scout is strive to follow the Scout oath which reads:

"On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to obey the Scout Law, to helps others at all times to keep myself physically strong mentally awake and morally straight."

If you want to be a Scout you must follow these things. There is no way around it, unless you wish to undermine the foundation or morality and patriotism that Scouting was founded upon.

As George Washington warns:

"Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness"

I stand with President Washington. The ACLU has no patriotism and no shame.

Discovery Has Lift off!

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Comments: Boy, I am so glad to see our people back into space. I praise the Lord for a safe launch and continue to pray for a good mission and a safe return home.


Civil libertarians question subway searches

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Comments: Interesting story. I feel that the searches are fine. They are for the public good, and the very presents (sp?) of armed guards at the subway will make it harder for a terrorist to attack New York's Subway system.


Police find suspicious material in London flat

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Comments: The hunt continues...

Thats all for now!
The Blogging Boy Scout,
Travis

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

re the scouts @Ft. A.P.Hill piece...referring to the College Dems--you used the word "EXCEPT" [meaning to exclude] when you really meant "ACCEPT" [meaning to include]....Anybody writing for public consumption should invest in a good dictionary or thesaurus--because your CHOICE OF WORDS IS IMPORTANT in order to get your point across ACCURATELY. [P.S...I enjoyed your piece.] CSW

Travis said...
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Travis said...

Thank you CSW. It has now been corrected. My spelling skills are in fact, one of the reasons I started this blog. :-) What better way to improve your spelling skills then to spell on a regular basis? Again, thank you and I am glad you enjoyed the post.

The Blogging Boy Scout,
Travis

MVB said...

I'm gald that the Discovery had a safe entrance into space. I just hope it is safe on its way down. Did you see the video of when the side rockets fell from the ship and tore a piece of styrofoam off. It was almost the same damage that was done to the last spaceship
( which caused it to crash). I'd be really nervous if I were those astronauts... I guess all we can do is pray...