Monday, October 29, 2007

Cracks in the Freedom Bell

In another let's-go-after-the-kids political move, officials of the great city of Philadelphia will now charge the Cradle of Liberty Scouts Council $200,000 a year to use the city-owned headquarters. Never mind the fact that city fathers have granted the Scouts use of the land for $1 per year since 1928. Now they want to drive the Scouts out of their own building in order to make a point that it's okay to discriminate against kids learning about character, citizenship, self-control and service to the community when those kids won't embrace their political views.

The Council is reporting that the $200,000 would send hundreds of needy kids to summer camp. That's a real shame.

It seems that Philadelphia city officials have forgotten what that bell in the middle of town is for. Apparently, it's not for the kids. It's for those who want to use others as pawns for their political agendas.

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