scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Republican Platform Supports the BSA
Mon Aug 07 2000 - 10:39:35 CDT
Kathie Heidenfelder Cerveny <kathie@ECE.NWU.EDU> wrote:
> That said..............we are (those of us who are REGISTERED in the
> movement....NOT allowed to support any ONE party, or ONE candidate ....by
> RULES AND REGULATIONS.
This wording would indicate that I may not even vote. I believe what you meant to say is that we may not endose a candidate or party in an OFFICIAL capacity as Scouters (ie while wearing the uniform or indoctrinating Scouts in our troops).
However, when we register with BSA, we do NOT give up our constitutional right to speak out on political issues if we do so as private individuals.