On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
During hurricane Irene as I sat playing monopoly by candlelight with my stepson, the number 2 student in his senior class of 2013, he said to me “the purpose of the Constitution was to make government BIGGER.” My first reaction was stunned amazement. My second was a genuine fear for my country!
I use the word fear because I realize that not only have our children been taught to believe that the Constitution was created to empower government…they have also been conditioned to regard God as less important than the generations before them. It’s not their fault. He is one of the best kids I’ve ever known. But he has been taught to trust in man before God. That is our fault!
Scouting was about Honor. Honor and Principle are NEVER compromised by HONORABLE people. The Boy Scouts of America, as directed by the moral cowards who disgrace its Board, has just removed itself from that list! They would tell you, and “low information voters” would believe, that this compromise was all about inclusion. They would tell you that this decision was rendered out of compassion after seeking input from the community. They would be liars.
The Death of Honor, as Dr. Gerard M. Nadal so appropriately defines it here, is just another casualty in a long list of targets by those who have waged war on God and morality in exchange for their own empowerment. This is about inclusiveness in the same way that Progressives fight “the war on poverty”? Take a look at Detroit and most inner cities run by Progressives for the last 50 years. The Weiner, Obama, Clinton, Rangel Team has been “Fighting for the Middle Class” for the same 50 years! Take a good hard look at your neighbors! We are growing weaker and poorer while a Godless and corrupt Ruling Class of perverts and tax-cheats grow wealthier and more powerful by the day!
This “compromise” was the result of a relentless assault using coercion, intimidation and the very same Alinsky tactics of radicalism we are now witnessing in this President and his Attorney General as they violate their own oaths in their illegal use of the powers of government to attack the 1st and 2nd Amendments and target citizens based on their personal beliefs and deeply held convictions!
I actually misspoke the other day when I referred to Scouting as The Last Oath Standing. Oath Keepers http://oathkeepers.org/oath/ , the national organization of active and retired military, law enforcement, fire fighters and associate members like myself, founded by Stewart Rhodes would truly be The Last Oath Standing! And WE are perhaps the only totally inclusive organization left in America. You see, we don’t care if you sleep with your pet zebra as long as you keep your oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United Sates of America!
But the very same people responsible for my stepson’s tragic misinterpretation of the Constitution have now forced a once remarkable and uniquely American institution to choose sexual orientation over duty to God and Country. There is no honor in that whatsoever! And without honor… …we are ALL LOST! http://www.redstate.com/2013/05/24/i-have-no-problem-with-the-scouts-decision/