Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 16 May 1994 17:01:22 EDT
Quoting From: Byron Hynes bph@GOV.NT.CA
> So, *IF* the DRP says that only those who subscribe to it can be "the best
> kind of citizen", it must imply that those don't/won't/can't are NOT the
> "best" kind of citizen. If they are not the "best" citizens, they must be
> "lesser" citizens.
Your conclusion would only be true IF the BSA was the be-all and end-all
authority in these matters <g>.
Since in the USA was all have freedom of speach as granted by our
constitution, we (as individuals and as groups) are pretty much able to say
anything we want to (regardless of how true it is to someone else). In this
case, the "BSA" believes that for someone to become the "best" kind of
citizen, they should have the benifit of the BSA program...
They're entitled to believe this, and to state it as such.
It's kind of like the various sports coaches... a football coach says that
to be the "best" kind of athlete, you _must_ be a football player. Well, I
don't suppose a star swimmer will take too much offense to that since he'll
believe that _swimming_ is of course the best sport and therefore only
swimmers can be the "best" kind of athlete <g>.
Same kind of thing.
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