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Once again we are experiencing the pain and suffering of a warped society with children killed in Texas.  Most of us understand it is not the weapon itself, but the individual that uses it, that is the challenge.  But, for whatever reason, and I personally lay it at the feet of the politicians on both "sides", nothing changes.


Meanwhile, we see the BSA under continuing siege to be eliminated due to legal and emotional drama brouoght on by a very small group of sick members of society and some very poor reactions of BSA leadership.  

My point is not that the abuse issue in BSA is not real and does not need to be addressed, but rather, that the real premise of Scouting, the real foundatinal tenets of the Oath and Law, have proven for decades to help youth become active and valuable citizens that are positive parts of society.  

I would suggest that the BSA and its real foundation is sorely needed today, even more so thatn when it started over a century ago.  

Just saying.

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7 hours ago, skeptic said:

I personally lay it at the feet of the politicians on both "sides", nothing changes.

I have to agree. As an engineer, if you want to fix the problem, you are going to have to change something. Ideally, something directionally correct. Unit we start to change whatever needs changing, nothing is going to change. 

If this country was my plant, the plant manager wouldn't stand for this "wow, let's be sad about this sad thing" as any means to a solution. 

Now getting people to agree on a solution? Well, since no one knows what the solution is, that is the work. I have some ideas, but for sure at least 50% of the people would think they suck.

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We could start by enforcing the laws we have on the books...across the board, or get rid of them! 

Then, reinvigorate our system of mental health hospitals. https://www.nri-inc.org/our-work/nri-reports/tracking-the-history-of-state-psychiatric-hospital-closures/

Then, we need velocity in justice.  Justice delayed is justice denied.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_delayed_is_justice_denied#

I, for one, have lost a great deal of faith in our justice system.  

I have lost faith in our Congress.  Are your Representative and Senators really "representative"??  Are they working to make our country better?


I have lost faith in our Executive Branch...  selective enforcement of laws erodes public trust.

If we, the people, cannot trust the basic institutions we have put in place to secure our rights, then...

"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute DespotismOligarchy, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."


Before this happens, expect unrest and violence to increase.

Now add economic hardship as gasoline on the fire...

I spent 26 years under an Oath to defend the Constitution.  Wanna know why veteran suicide is at astronomical rates?  Many feel their service and sacrifice is wasted, seeing at how we act as a nation.


Think about that this Memorial Day.



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