Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 8 Apr 1995 to 9 Apr 1995
Wes Clark (wclark@PIONEER.USPTO.GOV)
Mon, 10 Apr 1995 11:28:33 -0400
> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 10:09:26 GMT
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> SCOUTS-L%TCUBVM.BITNET@uga.cc
> .uga.edu writes:
> -= I asked my Scout Exec about this, and was initially astounded to find that
> -= national policy is that a scouter accused of abuse is IMMEDIATELY issued a
> -= letter of separation from the program, no questions, no investigation.
> So the Boy Scouts of America no longer believes in the principle,
> supposedly fundamental to American justice, that one is "innocent
> until proven guilty," and not the reverse.
Guess what, Ken: If you or your wife is accused of child neglect or abuse
you will find yourself in a quagmire of unconstitutional procedures and
child "protection" agency policy. Miranda rights? Forget it. Right to
confront your accuser? Nope. Trial by jury? Uh-uh. Constitutional rule of
law? Nope - these agencies come out and state that they put the child's
welfare first. (Whether or not that welfare is at risk is irrelevant.
It's the perception which matters.)
I for one am not surprised that BSA has this kind of policy, seeing as
how counties and states already are hacking away at the Constitution.
> =Animal Farm, Animal Farm, never through me shalt thou come to harm!=
> Thanks to George Orwell (who penned that anthem a few blocks from here).
Orwell was right about 1984. He's just a few years off, that's all...
ASM Troop 1538
> Best regards: Ken Schneider (email@example.com)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City