How far has Barack Obama turned our culture upside down? What could be more all-American and Presidential than addressing the Boy Scouts of America’s Jamboree or showing up as a guest on a catty television talk show for women?
The Jamboree is the biggest event in scouting held once about every four years. This year, the scouts will celebrate their adventures at Fort A.P. Hill in nearby Virginia. The catty talk show is “The View” where aside from Elizabeth Hasselbeck, the hostesses will be fawning all over him. The Scouts invited the President to be their keynote speaker. Naturally, the White House did not say its decision for the President to appear on "The View" was the reason but rather a fund-raiser.
The decision to appear on “The View” speaks for itself. The excuse, a fund raiser, shouts even larger as Obama is clearly the most crass political President the country has ever known. His shunning the Scouts also helps reenforce his reputation for having contempt for essential American patriotic institutions and rituals.
Some thoughts on why Scouts matter… (Surely, there are some principles Barack Obama would have real trouble obeying!)
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country;
To obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Scout Motto: Be prepared.
Scout Slogan: Do a good turn daily.
Now if only the Boy Scouts would get with the 21st century and ban discrimination against homosexuals.