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#1 11 years ago
Big-hearted Boy Scouts collecting donations for care packages for U.S. troops are still scratching their heads after being sent packing from polling stations when Cambridge officials ruled their generous effort “political.”

Source: Cambridge votes down scouts’ aid for Iraq GIs - BostonHerald.com

I searched FOXNews.com after seeing this on the news, and found it right away. I searched CNN and MSNBC, couldn't find it. Finally, I found a secondary source from FOXNews.com, so no one can give me the 'manipulation' bullshit.

Now this is absolutely the most absurd thing I've ever heard. After watching an interview on The O'Reilly Factor with some blundering attorney from MA, I decided to find out what the FF populace believed.

Do you consider collecting care packages for soldiers a political statement? I hope someone gets their ass sued bankrupt over this.

As many talk-show radio hosts have said, you can't question someone's patriotism, because supporting the troops has NOTHING to do with politics. It's simply caring about our nation's honored men and women.

So, once again, do you consider it a political statement? Did they do the right thing?




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#2 11 years ago

I do see it as political on several levels - from support to the war, to critism of conditions of soldiers.

But I think that they are allowed to collect.

At the same time, a polling booth is not the place to be doing it. If they were just out on the street, then that's fine.




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#3 11 years ago
But I think that they are allowed to collect.

According to MA law, you can't have any sort of political statement at a polling booth.

How is supporting the troops supporting the war? Are you to say we shouldn't care if US military personell die simply because you oppose their orders? As to it's 'criticism' of conditions, that's even more absurd. There's no 'criticism' involved, they're stuck in tents. They do a lot of work every day. These care packages and acknowledgements of support give some of them enthusiasm.

Otherwise they may just roll over and die because who they're fighting for don't care...




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#4 11 years ago

This a bit disturbing on a number of levels....Denial is one of them.




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#5 11 years ago
Denial is one of them.

Who's denying what now?




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#6 11 years ago

masked_marsoe;4038914I do see it as political on several levels - from support to the war, to critism of conditions of soldiers.

But I think that they are allowed to collect.

At the same time, a polling booth is not the place to be doing it. If they were just out on the street, then that's fine.

I can see how it can be viewed that way, but I'll tell you guys what, we don't mind one damn bit. The more boxes of food, the more DVDs, the more anything you send, the better.




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#7 11 years ago
Adamus;4038941Who's denying what now?

They were trying to apply or asess political motivation when likely it was they who had those motivations....




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#8 11 years ago
They were trying to apply or asess political motivation when likely it was they who had those motivations....

I absolutely concur!




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#9 11 years ago
AdamusAccording to MA law, you can't have any sort of political statement at a polling booth.

Which is why I said it's fine to collect out in the streets. But not at polling booths.




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#10 11 years ago

Most kids I know don't even know the purpose of politics...for that matter neither do I.