scouts-l Mail Archive for September of 2000: Re: H. R. 4892 - Scouting for All Act
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Tue Sep 05 2000 - 09:08:55 CDT
Michael Schenaker wrote:
> The following legislation "To repeal the Federal Charter of the Boy
> Scouts of America" has been presented to the U.S. Congress by
> Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey of Northern California and other committee
> SEC. 3. REPEAL OF FEDERAL CHARTER OF BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.
> (a) REPEAL- Chapter 309 of title 36, United States Code, which grants
> a Federal charter to the Boy Scouts of America, is repealed.
> (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The analysis at the beginning of subtitle II
> of title 36, United States Code, is amended by striking the item
> relating to chapter 309.
That's very interesting. Shows what a group of supposedly well meaning
but actually clueless Congressmen can do with little to no research.
Of course, they did get a few things wrong. As far as I can tell, from
the following URL:
1. There is NO Chapter 309 of Title 36 of the US Code.
2. There is no Subtitle II of Title 36 of the US Code.
3. The BSA Charter is in Title 36, Chapter 2, Sections 22 through 29.
Are they also going to Revoke the charter in Chapter 15, of the Military
Chaplains Association, since they obviously discriminate against
atheists? Or Chapters 57, 58, and 59, the Polish Legion, Catholic War
Veterans, and Jewish War Veterans, since they don't allow non-Poles,
non-Catholics, or non-Jews, respectively, in their memberships? or the
Gold Star Wives and Gold Star Mothers, in Chapters 48 and 56, which
discriminate against men? etc.
That bill has about as much chance of passing (even if it's corrected)
as one to grant me the title of Pope.
Paul S. Wolf, PE