IN THE MAIL: On My Honor

On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For by Rick Perry

This is one I can’t wait to check out: On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For by Rick Perry:

Texas governor Rick Perry, through the legacy of the Boy Scouts of America, takes dead aim at the moral relativism of the secular humanist movement, indicting its corrosive impact on the culture. Examining the left’s legal assaults on the Boy Scouts of America – which span more than 30 years – Perry offers prescient insight into the multi-faceted war, which pits the proponents of traditional American values against the radical leftist movement that seeks to tear down our social foundations.

On My Honor underscores the depth to which the culture warriors of the left will go to force their secular humanist minority view upon American society and revered American institutions. It is a revealing look at a culture war that rages close to the surface of American life, and it is a must read for any American concerned that our society is slipping from the high moral ground of liberty to the valley of license.

Also check out the official website.

My son is a Boy Scout and Murdoc is on the parent committee. It’s a great program that has done wonders for my boy and I see it doing good things for a lot of other boys right before my eyes. The boys learn self-confidence, moral values, patriotism, and how to take care of themselves among many other things.

No wonder so many people hate the Boy Scouts so much.

Comments

  1. My favorite part was the pinewood derby races. Oh, those are for the kids? Yeah, whatever. The winning car was wing shaped with an F-14 style flow expansion zone, tailored for subsonic flow, naturally; with a positive rake angle on the bottom side. The wing supports in back helped provide a little aerodynamic stability too. And it teaches the kids, uh, good values and some other stuff. Ok, I used my science powers for good too. I taught the little monsters about pulleys, electricity and magnetism, how clouds are formed, and made several other tricks from that book work even though they were generally considered to be impossible by other parents who were probably busy dating or something when these principles were taught in high school and college. Speaking of which, I can say authoritatively that being science club president is not a good way to get chicks. And an electricity tip for the less nerdy of you, a battery will not make a light bulb rated for 110 VAC glow no matter how dark the room is. The kids liked it, however, when I made the florescent tube I extracted from the broken scanner light up under battery power. Plus it had the element of danger since the oscillator circuit and transformer kick up the voltage pretty high before it hits the tube. It made a good lead in to the story about how dry skin resistance breaks down around 40 volts.