scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Eagle Scout Suspended for 'Weapons'
Jason Cruse (jcruse@SOCKET.NET
Fri May 26 2000 - 18:39:30 CDT
>Think back to years past. When people lived on farms and small
>communities, they (we) tended to be self sufficient and could take care of
>ourselves. When someone came to the door, instead of not answering for
>fear of robbery, we would welcome them into our homes and treat them like
>family. When someone was hurt, we helped. We didn't wonder if he was
>going to sue us! We were, afterall, helping him.
Gee...and there were still lawyers then, too. And in just as high a
proportion, with just the same ethical standards as today. The difference I
see is not in the practice or profession, but the in attention it receives.
This isn't so much about ripping on media, but the speed at which news
travels (minutes and seconds instead of hours or days) and the hunger which
we have for news.
If we, as a public, didn't get so hyped up about these sorts of law suits,
would there be a need to continue printing the stories? I think that the
finger pointing should always go in reverse first...when WE stop demanding
this sort of information, it will not be front page news any more.