Re: the pres @ Jambo
Jim Hermann (jhermann@AIS.NET)
Tue, 14 Mar 1995 07:24:43 -0700
> I was a worker at Trading Post C at the 1993 National Jamboree and there was
> a LOT of talk about Clinton snubbing the BSA the way he did.
Based on the information that was provided by Bruce Johnson (i.e.
only 4 presidents since 1935), how did Clinton snub the BSA?
By your own comment, he has no background in scouting.
> My own personal opinion is that there was no way when you consider the fact
> he has snubbed his own self-proclaimed religious and moral views by endorsing
How can someone snub their own views? Obviously, his religious
and moral views must be different than you thought, or would like.
> both homosexuality as a right and abortion on demand as a constitutional
> guarentee that he personally could have shown his face there.
Did I miss something here? What is the connection between the BSA
and the abortion issue? I understand the BSA opinion of homosexuality
may be different that the Government's, but I doubt that attendence
requires one to agree with the BSA. After all, there will be a
number of international scouts at the Jambo, probably some who are
gay, certainly some who some from troops with gay members.
> even show he cares. Plus his failure to send a representative sends a loud
> and clear signal that his administration rejects what the BSA has represented
> for over 85 years...
Seems like a hazy signal, at best.
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