Re: Supreme Court decision
Alan Wolfson (awolfson@MSI.COM)
Thu, 9 Dec 1993 10:01:27 -0500
Rick Busdiecker replied:
In response to `love it or leave it' style arguments, many
of us prefer to tag on `or change it'. A couple of aspects
of the situation that are relevent to my own feelings on
this are (a) other scouting organizations come from the
same roots and differ from BSA on important issues of
discrimination and ...
That's exactly my point. There are other organizations out
there providing programs that are _different_ from the BSA's. Why do
so many people expend so much effort trying to make the BSA like all
of those others? I'm not saying that change is bad; I'm suggesting
that not all change is good.
In my mind, this says that these issues are not the
fundamental elements that make Scouting what it is.
Therefor it is wholey appropriate to work to keep the
good and eliminate the bad.
I guess the real question in this particular dispute revolves
around who gets to determine which aspects of the program fall in the
"good" category and which into the "bad".
Alan Wolfson Assistant District Commissioner
Molecular Simulations Incorporated Arrowhead District
(617) 229-9800 Daniel Webster Council
email@example.com I used to be a Bear (NE-CS-36)
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