The Boy Scout's Scout Oath ...
***We interrupt this blog message with an important poem by Phylis McGinley:***
The Angry Man
The other day I chanced to meet
An angry man upon the street —
A man of wrath, a man of war,
A man who truculently bore
Over his shoulder, like a lance,
A banner labeled “Tolerance.”
And when I asked him why he strode
Thus scowling down the human road,
Scowling, he answered, “I am he
Who champions total liberty —
Intolerance being, ma’am, a state
No tolerant man can tolerate.
“When I meet rogues,” he cried, “who choose
To cherish oppositional views,
Lady, like this, and in this manner,
I lay about me with my banner
Till they cry mercy, ma’am.” His blows
Rained proudly on prospective foes.
Fearful, I turned and left him there
Still muttering, as he thrashed the air,
“Let the Intolerant beware!”
***Now, back to your regularly scheduled blogging.***... calls on scouts to be "morally straight," by which its means, strangely, morally straight. But the champions of tolerance in city government in Philadelphia are having none of it and are intent on forcing the group to accept its definition of tolerance, whether it wants to or not.
Intolerance being, ma’am, a state/No tolerant man can tolerate.
By the way, if we pass anti-bullying legislation, will it apply to city governments that intimidate groups that don't tow the official government morality?
Oh, and did we mention that Philadelphia is the cradle of liberty?