scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: I'm punting here.
Janyce Wright (justjanw@HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 23 2000 - 11:43:51 CDT
I've sure miss my grandfather. He used to discuss things like
the political issues with some of his friends. When I listened
to the differences and why they had them, I learned. I learned
about the passion of fervently held ideals. And the
preciousness of a societal system that not only allows those
differences but defends them to the death. Thanks for letting
That brings me to the setup for my question. Bill Nelson wrote:
This reminds me of something my father told me about 20 years
ago. He had spent years studying the Watergate scandal. He
told me that the most amazing thing to him was that the most
powerful person on the planet was successfully stripped of
power without one shot being fired. The system, imperfect
as it is, worked!
Most Scouts today will remember the impeachment of President
Clinton. Most of them know that if the Senate had voted
otherwise, then he would have been thrust from office. (If the
Scouts don't know the process, then we need to teach them.)
Bill Nelson <bnelson45@HOTMAIL.COM>
If the Scouts don't know the process, I'd better find a way
to understand it. I don't get the electoral college. Who
are they? How does that work? Why is it so underground?
Some answers may seem elementary to the versed. And a volume
of text won't help me. What is your understanding in a way
that can be relayed to boys or girls aged 11-17?
Again, thanks for the discussion. Although I'll admit to
skimming over some of it.
YiS Jan Wright