Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Gays in Scouting/Citizenship in Nation
Gays in Scouting/Citizenship in Nation
Wed, 25 Aug 1999 22:42:15 EDT
Of late I have read numerous posts concerning the recent ruling by the New
Jersey Supreme Court. I can't help but wonder if all the people who have an
opinion on this subject have also written to their elected officials?
This is one point we as leaders teach, (or try to teach), in Citizenship in
the Nation merit badge. And for those of us who were Scouts who completed
this merit badge, did we learn anything?
On all political subjects in our great land I continually hear how people are
answering polls and speaking of it on open forums (like those on CNN, MSNBC
and others). The sad part is of those I have asked this question NONE have
written their President, Representative, Senator, Govenor, Mayor, or maybe
even try a Judge (possibly even a Supreme Court Judge).
When I asked Senator Bob Kerry (NE) how many of his constituents wrote him
about anything he remarked "surprisingly few". This should not be confused
with he doesn't get a lot of mail because people like me write often and
usually state a definite opinion. To date of the several dozen letters I
have written it has only been a couple of times I have not gotten a reply.
(Amazingly nearly every youth I have taught this merit badge to tries to
convince me that his elected official failed to write him back.)
So if you have an opinion and really wish it possibly acted on consider
sending a copy of it to your elected officials.
I can out run a bear, Antelope