Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vermont Boy Scout Citizen of the Year?

The Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America has decided to honor Sen. Bernie Sanders as Citizen of the Year.  I attempted to email the Green Mountain Council a copy of The Senator from Antipathy,  an article quoting Sen. Sanders' own words from his memoir, "Outsider in the House" .   The email from the Scout's website refused to receive it, saying "possible offensive words found in the message text".  I then tried to send it from my own email address.  Again, it was rejected.  The message stated: 

"A recent e-mail apparently sent by you contained words or phrases that are inappropriate for the BSA e-mail system on 4/12/2011 3:52:13 PM. Your e-mail was not delivered."

In neither email did I use any offensive words.  I only quoted Bernie Sanders..

Bernie Sanders has been named Citizen of the Year by an organization which considers Sanders' own words published in his memoirs to be so offensive and inappropriate that they refuse to accept emails with those words in them.  As I said in my email,  the Scouts should set their standards higher when naming their Citizen of the Year. 

1 comment:

  1. Bernie Sanders is not trustworthy, loyal, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, or reverent. (Boy Scout Law) He is not deserving of any award from the Boy Scouts of America.