Re: msg from paccerelli
James H. Moss (JHMoss@LAWYERNET.COM)
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 15:04:56 -0600
Report the person for what? Exercising his first amendment rights. I may
disagree with what you say, however, I will defend to my death your right to
What a knee jerk reaction
<If anyone knows who that individual was, please report him immediately to
his local council office.>
What is the local council to do? This is a non-BSA public forum. If the
list server's want to do something, they may. If other members of the list
want to assist that person in achieving other goals and learning to respond
to his anger in a manner that this list would understand, even better.
You see a Scout not stop at a stop sign, are you going to contact the
council and have him thrown out of the program. Call the police and have
him arrested. I work with the kid. Is Scouting an alternative for prison
or a way to help kids grow.
Haven't you ever had a bad day. Maybe the person was frustrated, had a
problem whatever. Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.
< BSA will not tolerate an individual with that
attitude being associated with the program.>
Holy mackerel. What an edict!
< Adults who know him, or anyone like him: get him
suspended immediately, away from the Scouts.>
<I would strongly suggest that you leave scout-l.>
I love these. Take a kid who has a possible problem (or maybe just a bad
day) and throw him out of the program so no one can learn from his problems
or help him overcome that problem.
Where in a Scouting book does it talk about suspension? It maybe there, but
I have never read it nor would I.
You can break the windows of a church from the outside in with frustration
or from the inside out in enthusiasm. It is your choice how the windows get
broken. However, the windows will get broken.
You can sit on your high and might chair and condemn from afar or you can
reach out and help. It is solely your choice.
But I will bust my butt and my legal degree to keep people like you from
ruining kids like this. He has the right to speak. What he said may not
appeal to all of us, it may apply to some of us, it may anger a few of us,
but it is said. Punishment will not change him, time and a little help may
Standing proudly behind what I said and in the open.
Yours in Scouting
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