ACLU Threatens Scouts With Lie

9 02 2006

H/T: Stop The ACLU

From the Macomb Daily:

Excerpt: “Troops of Boy Scouts in Macomb County, MI, and around the country are scuttling their organizational charter agreements with local governments, fearing legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union for requiring allegiance to God.”

“An official at the Boy Scouts of America’s regional Clinton Valley Council, which oversees most Scout troops in Macomb and Oakland counties, confirmed this week the group is directing dozens of local packs and troops to seek out new charter agreements in the private sector rather than with government bodies because of fears of possible litigation.”

“This will allow us to focus our resources on the children and to continue helping them take part in activities and learn skills, rather than worry about lawsuits and defending the organizations that work with us,” said Kevin Nichols, a supervisor of charter organization and registration matters for the Clinton Valley Council of the Scouts in Waterford.”

“This pledge, along with any other required acknowledgment of God, poses a government endorsement or sanction of religion violating the Establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution at least whenever it involves a Scout troop in a charter agreement with a government body, the ACLU has contended in recent litigation.”

I happily disagree. The ACLU is train on a track that is running out. How can you believe such asininene statements as that above (bold) when Founders such as Joseph Story commented, “We are not to attribute this [First Amendment] prohibition of a national religious establishment to an indifference to religion in general, and especially to Christianity. An attempt to level all religions and to make it a matter of state policy to hold all in utter indifference would have created universal disapprobation if not universal indignation.”[1]

Even though these Boy’s Scout Troops are turning to companies for their sponsorships instead of government, I still believe we can return the Founders’ original intent to this country.

[1] Joseph Story, A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854), p. 259-261, §441, 444; see also Story, Commentaries, Vol. III, p. 726, §1868.

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9 02 2006
John

Great job on this. Just want to thank you for the continued support.

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