Re: the pres @ Jambo
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Sun, 12 Mar 1995 12:57:09 -0500
re: the Politics of this thread
Unfortunately national politics has become rather relevant to the future of
the BSA and what policies and policy changes it may pursue. As a candidate
and during the early part of his presidency, many things were said by
our President that were quite critical of both the BSA and its stated
positions on at least two of the "Three G's". Many Scouters, and even some
Scouts, resent him for those remarks, positions and views.
To criticize the President for his positions on these issues as it relates
to the BSA is neither political sniping nor personal attacks. It is
criticism of the views and policies of his administration. Since they
directly attack the BSA, statement, discussion, criticism, and debate of
these issues (if done in a civilized manner) are quite warranted in this
venue. Contrary to what one has said, recent posts along this line are not
evidence of a full moon.
Now having said that, I wish this was not an issue. I hope for a day when
the national politics worthy of debate here consist of issues tied to the
more traditional aspects of American Scouting such as wilderness management
issues, wildlife, and various other issues related to the outdoors, our
natural resources, their use, and preservation. This is where our focus
should be: on the program.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City