scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Bush Commercial
Mark Arend (mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM
Thu Jul 20 2000 - 15:24:40 CDT
A couple of comments on these comments.
>I think BSA's policy on this only applies to BSA members. I haven't seen
>the ad so I can't comment on this specific ad, however I believe that
>political ads receive more first amendment protection than those of a
I'm sure that one of the lawyers on the List will correct me if I'm wrong
but I don't think the First Ammendment enters into it. The First
Ammendment refers to prohibiting government restrictions on free speech.
It says nothing about one private entity (the Bush campaign)using an image
relating to another private entity (the BSA).
Someone else said:
>why the adversion to the exposure?
Because the implication might be that the BSA is supporting or endorsing
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