scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Citizenship And Scouting
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Wed Aug 23 1972 - 16:06:58 CDT
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Anthony Mako wrote:
> Think of it this way: If I vote for my favorite candidate, and my neighbor
> stays home, he's allowing me to make his choice for him. He may not like my
> candidate, but I'm the one who made the choice. If I vote for my favorite
OK, since I seem to be a roll today (g), let me add this tidbit -- if you
know any non-citizens, *talk to them* about who they'd pick and why. You
don't have to agree with 'em or even sympathize or empathize, but hearing
their point-of-view *could* be valuable, and they CANNOT vote (either
they haven't been here long enough to become a citizen, or because they
can't _quite_ turn their back on their native land).
You'll be surprised at the issues that engage them...if they trust you
enough to open up, that is.