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Democratic party should not attack Boy Scouts of America
Eacourier ^ | August 6, 2008 9:17 AM MST | Brent F. Moody

Posted on 08/25/2008 2:17:32 PM PDT by joinedafterattack

I read with great appreciation Phil McBride’s article on the Mountain Man Rendezvous recently held by the Boy Scouts of America at Snow Flat on Mount Graham. The article evoked fond memories of the many times I attended what was then the 3G Council’s annual summer camp at Snow Flat.

Lessons then learned from the Boy Scouts remain with me today, as do the many friends I made in Scouting. In those days and for many years thereafter, no one believed that the BSA could become the focal point of controversy.

But that was then, and this is now. And now means that hardly a day goes by without some group attacking the Boy Scouts, its membership rules, its use of public facilities and even its national charter. Most people are not surprised that many of these attacks come from the ACLU. But the Democratic Party? Well, that’s another story. Most Arizona Democrats, especially those who call themselves “conservative Democrats,” would disavow and protest attacks by their state party upon the BSA.

They would certainly disavow the attacks frequently made by the Democratic Party of the Peoples’ Republic of California such as when, in 1995 on the 85th anniversary of the BSA, a resolution was introduced in the California Assembly acknowledging the contributions of the Scouts as follows: “Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on our communities by teaching the principles of the American social, economic and governmental systems.” The resolution mentioned some famous Americans who were Boy Scouts – John F. Kennedy, Hank Aaron and Bill Bradley among them – and concluded by congratulating the Scouts “for training our young people for citizenship, service and leadership.” But liberal Democrats killed it, with 17 voting against the resolution and another 26 abstaining.

However, it’s still a dirty, little subject that’s swept under the rug when it comes to the National Democratic Party, which, of course, is the party people join when they register as Democrats. The National Democratic Party has been no friend of the Boy Scouts. At the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in 2000, delegates booed a group of young Scouts as they led the Pledge of Allegiance. And in 2001, a group of Democrats in Congress led a failed effort to repeal the Boy Scouts’ federal charter.

Recent history is replete with further examples of the animosity of the National Democratic Party toward the BSA. And did I mention that the membership of the ACLU, which has filed hundreds of lawsuits against the BSA and its use of public facilities, is comprised mostly of Democrats, with a sprinkling of nonaligned liberals thrown in?

The Democratic Party – the party of Jefferson and the oldest political party in America – has, it seems, abandoned the principles upon which it was founded. There is no doubt in my mind that Jeffersonian Democrats would not stand for attacks upon the Boy Scouts but would instead support the efforts of the BSA to teach and sustain a strong moral code among its boys and young men.

So when you are urged to join the Democratic Party because someone thinks it’s a better place for you, ask that someone about the Democratic Party and the Boy Scouts of America. If enough Americans did that, the Democratic Party might alter its view of the Boy Scouts of America.

Sincerely,

Brent F. Moody

Phoenix


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; aclu; boyscouts; bsa; bsalist; democrats; dnc; homosexualagenda; obama; scouta
I read with great appreciation Phil McBride’s article on the Mountain Man Rendezvous recently held by the Boy Scouts of America at Snow Flat on Mount Graham. The article evoked fond memories of the many times I attended what was then the 3G Council’s annual summer camp at Snow Flat.

Lessons then learned from the Boy Scouts remain with me today, as do the many friends I made in Scouting. In those days and for many years thereafter, no one believed that the BSA could become the focal point of controversy.

But that was then, and this is now. And now means that hardly a day goes by without some group attacking the Boy Scouts, its membership rules, its use of public facilities and even its national charter. Most people are not surprised that many of these attacks come from the ACLU. But the Democratic Party? Well, that’s another story. Most Arizona Democrats, especially those who call themselves “conservative Democrats,” would disavow and protest attacks by their state party upon the BSA.

They would certainly disavow the attacks frequently made by the Democratic Party of the Peoples’ Republic of California such as when, in 1995 on the 85th anniversary of the BSA, a resolution was introduced in the California Assembly acknowledging the contributions of the Scouts as follows: “Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on our communities by teaching the principles of the American social, economic and governmental systems.” The resolution mentioned some famous Americans who were Boy Scouts – John F. Kennedy, Hank Aaron and Bill Bradley among them – and concluded by congratulating the Scouts “for training our young people for citizenship, service and leadership.” But liberal Democrats killed it, with 17 voting against the resolution and another 26 abstaining.

However, it’s still a dirty, little subject that’s swept under the rug when it comes to the National Democratic Party, which, of course, is the party people join when they register as Democrats. The National Democratic Party has been no friend of the Boy Scouts. At the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in 2000, delegates booed a group of young Scouts as they led the Pledge of Allegiance. And in 2001, a group of Democrats in Congress led a failed effort to repeal the Boy Scouts’ federal charter.

Recent history is replete with further examples of the animosity of the National Democratic Party toward the BSA. And did I mention that the membership of the ACLU, which has filed hundreds of lawsuits against the BSA and its use of public facilities, is comprised mostly of Democrats, with a sprinkling of nonaligned liberals thrown in?

The Democratic Party – the party of Jefferson and the oldest political party in America – has, it seems, abandoned the principles upon which it was founded. There is no doubt in my mind that Jeffersonian Democrats would not stand for attacks upon the Boy Scouts but would instead support the efforts of the BSA to teach and sustain a strong moral code among its boys and young men.

So when you are urged to join the Democratic Party because someone thinks it’s a better place for you, ask that someone about the Democratic Party and the Boy Scouts of America. If enough Americans did that, the Democratic Party might alter its view of the Boy Scouts of America.

Sincerely,

Brent F. Moody

Phoenix

1 posted on 08/25/2008 2:19:02 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: joinedafterattack
Anybody see the Little League World Series this weekend? They took an oath to God and family.

Perhaps the Democrats would like to condemn Little League, too.

yitbos

2 posted on 08/25/2008 2:22:32 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." - Ayn Rand)
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To: joinedafterattack

Democratic party should not attack Boy Scouts of America - because those boys are prepared, now, and the ‘rats will get their butts kicked...


3 posted on 08/25/2008 2:22:56 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Vigilantism will arise where the justice system is viewed as overly lenient and/or ineffective.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Well, not so fast. It would seem many members of the Democratic Party DO like boys though...


4 posted on 08/25/2008 2:23:33 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: joinedafterattack

It’s the Democrat party, not the Democratic party.


5 posted on 08/25/2008 2:26:51 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: Hegemony Cricket

It’s not like Republicans don’t attack the Boy Scouts from within:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEOJNw4lmlI


6 posted on 08/25/2008 2:33:24 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Bomb, Bomb. Bomb! Bomb bomb Iran! Bomb. Bomb. Bomb! Bomb bomb Iran!)
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To: Eagles2003
It’s the Democrat party, not the Democratic party.
...with an emphasis on DemocR-A-T!!!
7 posted on 08/25/2008 2:33:54 PM PDT by meandog (please pray for future President McCain, day minus 150-Jan. 20--and counting)))
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To: joinedafterattack
Are these attacks in any way related towards foreign born boys, or boys born to foreigners in this country?
Democrats should be encouraging association to all.
8 posted on 08/25/2008 2:35:29 PM PDT by hermgem (Will Olmr)
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To: joinedafterattack
Wasn't it just the last Moonbat Convention that they booed the BSA Color guard?
9 posted on 08/25/2008 2:36:06 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Frau Blucher!)
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To: joinedafterattack

Good to see a little something out of the magic Gila Valley!


10 posted on 08/25/2008 2:54:40 PM PDT by Dr. Zzyzx
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To: joinedafterattack
"Democratic party should not attack Boy Scouts of America"

Oh, I think they should...

11 posted on 08/25/2008 3:01:21 PM PDT by Redbob ("WWJBD" ="What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: SandRat

BSA Ping!

Am I on your BSA list?


12 posted on 08/25/2008 3:05:15 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: joinedafterattack

The BSA should try protesting at the DNC, wonder if the propagandist media would even cover it.


13 posted on 08/25/2008 3:14:58 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I’m not sure. It was either 2000 or 2004. I suspect they were booing Old Glory, but cannot be sure.


14 posted on 08/25/2008 4:02:52 PM PDT by Jacquerie (What knockers!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

That was just one who was a RINO anyway.


15 posted on 08/25/2008 4:08:30 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: SmithL; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

You are now.


16 posted on 08/25/2008 4:22:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: joinedafterattack

And they always are wondering why their Patriotism is challenged. DUH


17 posted on 08/25/2008 5:06:43 PM PDT by reefdiver (He voted to Kill the infants - Because the intended Abortion was unsuccessful. You think your safe)
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To: joinedafterattack
Lessons then learned from the Boy Scouts remain with me today

My Eagle Scout card has the Gipper's signature on it...

The lessons are with me, as is the card.

18 posted on 08/25/2008 8:46:45 PM PDT by Onelifetogive ("People..it is VERY important that you stay in the same country as your documents!".)
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To: SandRat

Bump.


19 posted on 08/26/2008 3:19:08 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: darkangel82

The worst kind of RINO: one that pretends to be a conservative.

Pfft. Yeah, like his proposed 20 billion in new taxes for a giveaway to Michigan unions is a “fiscal conservative.”


20 posted on 08/26/2008 11:32:06 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Bomb, Bomb. Bomb! Bomb bomb Iran! Bomb. Bomb. Bomb! Bomb bomb Iran!)
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To: joinedafterattack

Any organization that considers the BSA the enemy, is an enemy of America herself, and that’s the truth.


21 posted on 08/26/2008 11:35:18 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Onelifetogive

Never made it to Eagle, but the lessons are still there just the same. I will not let my son make the same mistake I did, he’ll be one of the 2%’s.


22 posted on 08/26/2008 11:36:35 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

I never made it that far either but I still have good memories from my time in the Scouts.


23 posted on 08/26/2008 11:41:19 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: joinedafterattack

Yeah, I’m not too fond of the Republican party at the moment, but I could never vote for a Democrat while they do stuff like this. The path to Eagle Scout was way too valuable an experience - not just in what I learned but in having the chance to help other guys along the way, too. I’d hate myself if I played a part in taking the BSA away from the next generation.


24 posted on 08/26/2008 9:58:51 PM PDT by BoxTurtle
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At the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in 2000, delegates booed a group of young Scouts as they led the Pledge of Allegiance. And in 2001, a group of Democrats in Congress led a failed effort to repeal the Boy Scouts’ federal charter.


25 posted on 09/19/2008 9:36:25 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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