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The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)


Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday Music "Don't change" by INXS

I was driving home listening to my Sirius XM on the "80's" channel and this song came on and I liked the song and decided to make this one my "Monday Music".   I remember this song and video playing a lot on the new Music channel MTV, back when they played music video's and was actually pretty cool to watch. 

I would come home from school sit in front of the TV and watch music video's.  The older people didn't get it...they didn't understand the appeal.  My liberal Social Studies teacher considered it "subversive".  Funny coming from her...Even back then, liberals were not tolerant.  Oh well.   I would have fun with her debating her on various thing....especially on the Sandinista and the Soviets.....I was a bit right wing in high school...remember this was Reagan's America and we were proud to be Americans.

    Of course in my yearbook, they had a section of "What will certain people be doing in 10 years..". well I was voted most likely to be in central America killing communist.....Funny how things turned out.    Here is my favorite Pic of Ronald Reagan
    Back then it was a good time to be an American.



INXS (pronounced "in excess", in-ex-ESS) was an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs, occasionally playing some of their original music. Mainstays were main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarists Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly, bassist Garry Gary Beers and main lyricist and vocalist Michael Hutchence. For twenty years, INXS was fronted by Hutchence, whose "sultry good looks" and magnetic stage presence made him the focal point of the band. Initially known for their new wave/pop style, the band later developed a harder pub rock style that included funk and dance elements.

"Don't Change" is a song by Australian rock band INXS.It was released as a single from the album Shabooh Shoobah, in October 1982. It has been described as the band's first international single.


"Don't Change" peaked at number 18 on the Australian Singles Charts and reached number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart,




The music video, directed by Scott Hicks, was originally planned to be filmed on an airport runway, in South Australia, but was cancelled due to a bad weather and filming took place in a nearby airport hangar. Hutchence knew Hicks, who had previously directed Australian film Freedom, for which Hutchence had performed on two songs including on the film's soundtrack, "Speed Kills" and "Forest Theme", which were written by Don Walker (Cold Chisel). "Speed Kills" was Hutchence's first solo single and was released by WEA in early 1982.
In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart mini-series, "Don't Change" charted again in Australia via download sales. It peaked at #92 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
The song has been covered by Brandon Flowers, The Audreys, The Bravery, Everclear, Face to Face, Goo Goo Dolls, Grinspoon, Zero (a post-punk band from Uruguay, covered the song with the title No cambies), A Fire Inside and Lazlo Bane. "Don't Change" plays during the credits of the movie Adventureland and is featured in its soundtrack.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed the song during their High Hopes Tour on 19 February 2014 show in Sydney, Australia, and played it for the first time in the United States in Albany, New York, on 13 May 2014.
The Baltimore Ravens play "Don't Change" at their home games when a call in their favor is being reviewed by the referees.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Returning from camping

Well did return from camping and I did have a good time, the faithful Ranger made the trip..

loaded with camping gear.  we faithfully traversed the span of the Peach of the South and dodged the various municipalities that use revenue based traffic enforcement policies...that tend to target those that are not local denizens of said municipalities...After a journey fraught with danger, we arrived at the camp with our numbers and wallet intact.
     I was asked by Mac the camp director to teach the "rifle shooting" merit badge,  I have no problem with this besides I like to shoot, Mac and his boss are good friends of mine so such a request is easy and an honor to do.
       We had some rain.....it would show up especially in the late afternoon...we would have to plan activities around the weather

      I had a good bunch of kids and they had a good time, I run a relaxed range, as long as the kids follow my instructions, I don't go drill sergeant on them.

They are using the CZ 452..a very good rifle

   I have commented in the past that the camp has some real good rifles...I have seen some camp rifles that are totally shot out.  Whomever purchased these did a good job and the staff do a good job ensuring that the rifles are well taken care of.
     After the kids left, I would indulge myself with one of the H&R M12 .22LR that are available.
   I had some ammo to shoot..
I had a good time and I did respectable...I didn't change the sights and I had no idea how I shot until I finished.

The target...Not bad.

    
    As a scoutmaster, I also had an opportunity to earn a very difficult patch....some of the requirements were brutal......I will give some examples.....the memory still brings me pain.....
     We were required to take naps in the afternoon.......and the horror of horror.....we were required to drink coffee......this was worse than waterboarding......after this experience......I might need some help

   I did have a good time despite having to really work for the scoutmaster patch.  I would go again.....

    



   I went to get the pic of the scout law...and my phone died.....it is the breaks....

Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th of July Post..and Raid on Entebbe

I have returned from camping this week, I had a good time but I am tired.  I will post some details tomorrow.  Today is the 4th of July, the celebration of American Independence.
We as a nation have gone through many trials and tribulations and we are one of the "Older" continuous governments.  I hope there is a Renaissance of American culture in the future and American exceptional-ism will continue But I am an optimist.
     Today is also another anniversary, today is the annoversary of the famous Entebbe Raid.  I posted about this back in 2012.  I cleaned it up a bit...I was still new to blogging back then.

Raid on Entebbe

I am watching a movie on the Military Channel called Raid on Entebbe   I sitting at the computer started to research the movie.   Here are some tidbits from the movie:

As most of this film was shot at the Stockton Airport in California, it's very obvious that the production had the assistance of the California National Guard that has a facility there. The C-130's are all National Guard aircraft. their camouflage being very different from that of Israel. All of the vehicles were of national guard origin. The Ford M151A1 "jeeps" (mutts) were then in use in active military and national guard. In the film both the Israelis and Ugandans were driving them. When the Ugandan reinforcements arrive, they're driving current "deuce and a half" trucks that would only be found in the current US military, Uganda would have most likely had old hand-me-down UK equipment.

 The character of Lt Col Yonatan Netanyahu (played by Stephen Macht) was the brother of the former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

The song sung by the Israeli soldiers on their way to Entebbe and at the end of the movie is Hine Ma Tov, a setting of Psalm 133





      Operation Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked, by terrorists of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the German Revolutionary Cells, and flown to Entebbe, near Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The hijackers separated the Israelis and, according to some, Jews from the larger group and forced them into another room. That afternoon, 47 non-Israeli hostages were released. The next day, 101 more non-Israeli hostages were allowed to leave on board an Air France aircraft. More than 100 Israeli and Jewish passengers, along with the non-Jewish pilot Captain Bacos, remained as hostages and were threatened with death.
The IDF acted on intelligence provided by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. The hijackers threatened to kill the hostages if their prisoner release demands were not met. This threat led to the planning of the rescue operation. These plans included preparation for armed resistance from Ugandan military troops.
The operation took place at night. Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) to Uganda for the rescue operation. The operation, which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes. 102 hostages were rescued. Five Israeli commandos were wounded and one, the commander, Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed. All the hijackers, three hostages and 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed, and thirty Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s of Uganda's air force were destroyed. 24 hours later, a fourth Israeli hostage was killed by Ugandan army officers at a nearby hospital.
The rescue, named Operation Thunderbolt, is sometimes referred to retroactively as Operation Jonathan in memory of the unit's leader, Yonatan Netanyahu. He was the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, who served as the two-time Prime Minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009-present

The Raid on Entebbe is considered one of the best counter-terrorist operations planned in the modern era.  it did much to burnish the reputation of the IDF that had received a bloody nose from the 1973 Yum Kippur War



Friday, July 3, 2015

The Night Watchman.......an analogy of the modern time.

   I am still at camp and I was able to access their Wireless and post something.  This was sent to me a while back and this is on my "Rainyday" folder that I keep on my computer to post when I have little time to rant about the illegal crap the obungler regime is doing or something else that pisses me off.  Sometimes I will post something that I was researching like the recent YB-40 article.   I bounce around where ever I go...like
    
    
Or crash and burn...the agony of defeat.(This is the ABC sports ad from the late 70's

   The Pics are compliments of "Google"

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.
 

 
Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."
So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

 
Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"

 
So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

 
Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"
 

 
So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.

 
Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?"

 
So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

 
Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"

 
So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

 
Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back."

 
So they laid-off the night watchman.

 
NOW slowly, let it sink in.

 
Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration?

 
Bueller...?

 
Bueller?

 
No?

 
Didn't think so!

 
Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!

 
Ready??

 
It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.
The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

 
Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

 
AND NOW IT'S 2015 -- 38 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!

 
(THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?")
38 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

 
Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.

 
NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Letter.....The op

 This is loaded on my scheduler thingie since I will be at camp.  I will try to post pics and stuff that I observe, but internet is spotty there and cell phone service is crap...unless you have verizion. 

I had seen this a while back and had saved it for a "rainy day".  Well I decided to "dust this one off" and post it.   I had gotten this and saved it on my other computer.  Well I read it again and especially after the recent SCOTUS decisions, I figured it was still relevant to the discussions at hand.  Especially because of the flag issues involving the Confederate flag...and Yes I have one.  My Grandmother gave one to me many years ago because of my love of history and the meaning of the flag.  I will touch upon that on a later post.

   Well anyway, here is "the Letter" that got sent to the Local fishwrapper, and I am surprised it actually got published....the editor must have been at the DNC getting the latest talking points to push.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Music "Blinded by the light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

I will be at summer camp this week so I am loading stuff in the scheduler so things will appear on the blog to keep it "fresh" this week.  If I am lucky, Mac will let me use his camp computer to add more stuff like pictures and other things.

     I decided to roll with "Blinded by the light", I was thinking for the song I can use for Monday Music and I happened to look at the light I use to illuminate the keyboard....as the spots faded away in my retina's I remembered this song by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.  "Blinded by the light was my favorite song for many years until Don Henley "Boys of Summer a decade later.  The mid 70's was to me the height of the "Superband's era".  I was living in Germany, My dad was stationed there and I was getting my music at night from AFN Europe and the "Wolfman Jack" radio show.  I jammed out a lot. I would have the radio behind my bed rolling out the music while I was going to sleep.   It was a good time.   I found out years later that Bruce Springsteen wrote the song but ManFred Mann's Earth Band made it a rock legend.   Funny how that worked out.

   
The song came about when Columbia president Clive Davis, upon listening to an early version of Greetings from Asbury Park N.J., felt the album lacked a potential single. Springsteen wrote this and "Spirit in the Night" in response.
According to Springsteen, the song came about from going through a rhyming dictionary in search of appropriate words. The first line of the song, "Madman drummers, bummers, and Indians in the summers with a teenage diplomat" is autobiographical—"Madman drummers" is a reference to drummer Vini Lopez, known as "Mad Man" (later changed to "Mad Dog"); "Indians in the summer" refers to the name of Springsteen's old Little League team; "teenage diplomat" refers to himself. The remainder of the song tells of many unrelated events, with the refrain of "Blinded by the light, cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night".
"Blinded by the Light" was the first song on, and first single from Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. Springsteen's version was commercially unsuccessful and did not appear on the music charts.


       Manfred Mann's Earth Band's recording of the song features several changed lyrics. The most prominent change is in the chorus, where Springsteen's "cut loose like a deuce" is replaced with "revved up like a deuce." This is commonly misheard as "wrapped up like a douche" (the V sound in "revved" is almost unpronounced, and the S sound in "deuce" comes across as "SH" due to a significant lisp)." Springsteen himself has joked about the controversy, claiming that it was not until Manfred Mann rewrote the song to be about a feminine hygiene product that it became popular

Manfred Mann's Earth Band released a version of the song on their album The Roaring Silence. Their version includes the "Chopsticks" melody played on piano near the end of the bridge of the song. The song reached #1 on both Billboard's Hot 100 and on the Canadian RPM chart on 19 February 1977. The Manfred Mann's Earth Band recording of "Blinded by the Light" is Springsteen's only Number 1 single as a songwriter on the Hot 100. In 2002, Danish act Funkstar Deluxe released its disco version of this song. A "jazzified" version can be found on Springsteen's Live in Dublin album, recorded with the Sessions Band.
The song is featured in the films Blow and Running with Scissors.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pithy thoughts....on the recent SCOTUS decisions and the confederate flag

You have seen all the bitching and whining and complaining by the SJW's out there on the news about the confederate battle flag.....

   You have noticed a lot about SJW's I did a post about them a few months ago, here is the article
I will expound the original post I did and add to it.  The media has kept everybody soo distracted and the loony left soo inflamed on this "non issue" because of that stupid kid that decided to walk into a black church and shoot a bunch of people.  Because he had a confederate flag on his car...the loony left has seized on this issue as their "Cause dejour".  With this flag issue, they have managed to wrap up white privilege, slavery, racism, reparations,gun control and many other causes.   The media has assisted in this episode, besides using it to pummel all white people for what one nutcase has done.  Remember to a liberal, there is no individual responsibility and no individual rights.....all is group rights and group identities.  And group rights and identities are granted by a benevolent paternal government.

     Since the media has everybody distracted on this stupid flag issue....you know the one that the SJW's are using to wrap all their causes in it to berate those that don't agree with their current causes,
     You know while the media was driving the drumbeat of "racism" and flogging whatever target they wanted to to drive their agenda. several things happened while people were discussing removing all vestiges of the "old South" and purge the sin of "Racism".  The congress, you know the people that were supposed to be elected to represent OUR interest...well the GOP controlled congress passed the TPP, the "Trans pacific partnership".  The same" you gotta pass it to see what was in it." stuff like Obunglercare...and we will get into that in a minute.    This was the bill that had super secret locations to allow congress members to read it, but they can't make any copies of it. you know, the act that gives President Obama unprecedented power to negotiate treaties...and we know how sharp a negotiator he is....Just look at the awesome deal he got from the taliban...when he traded one turncoat U.S. soldier for 5 commanders....the same person that is giving Iran the kitchen sink in the hope of getting a nuclear treaty with the mad mullah's from Iran....you know the same people that trained people and sent their soldiers to kill Americans in Iraq...the same people that call us the" Big Satan" and Israel the" Little Satan" and they have vowed to cleanse us with nuclear fire.....yeah the same people.    Reassuring ain't it.

     While we have been distracted by the specter of "racism", the supreme court had 2 rulings yesterday and today.  Yesterday...the supreme court...you know the people sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution....allowed the subsidies for Obunglercare to survive.....they came up with convoluted logic to excuse it...So we have government control of the best medical system in the world...a done deal....and remember how the V.A treated the American veterans with sub par care and a "kill list"..well the American people will get the same kind of care...unless you are part of the "political elite" where you can shop at separate store that actually have items and get quality care that the average American will not be able to get.  Kinda like the Old Soviet Union where there were places you could go and have a good life, that the average Russian wasn't able to enjoy.  We will be getting the same crappy subpar quality of life in the future America.

     Also while we were distracted by the latest case of "Racism", the same supreme court just approved same sex marriage.  I am of two minds of this....what somebody does in the privacy of their bedroom is none of my business, but I do believe that "Marriage is between a man and a women."  If the LGBT community would call what they wanted as "civil unions" as the same rights as a marriage but leave the word marriage in the traditional sense I would have less heartburn over the issues.   I see the social fabric of this country unraveling and I am concerned...I am a student of history and I remember Rome falling to the Goths because their society was totally decadent and hedonistic.  When the Roman citizen was too concerned about themselves and less concerned about society.  They didn't believe in the greatness of Rome anymore and not worthy of defending it.  Now we have the same parallel's in history and I wonder of our Goth's that come to sack our city will look like the denizens from the land of the far East.

     I am not soo much concerned about the gay marriage issue in itself..I am concerned that the LGBT community will double down on all unbelievers to force them to convert or die.  Now it no longer about "tolerance" and having a different belief...it is now for control of your own private thoughts and opinions.
      
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Several years ago there was a proposition 8 in the land of fruits and nuts called California, it was basically a defense of marriage act stating that marriage is only marriage if it is between a man and a woman.  Well it passed with 7 million votes.  It was struck down later on in the courts as "Unconstitutional".  Well the CEO named Eich had contributed $1000 to it.  He and 70,000 other people who did from the articles that I have read.  First off, how did the donor list get published...Stuff like that is normally confidential.  But as I understand..A newspaper the L.A. Times got hold of the donor list and published it.   This disturbs me to a great deal,  This list was published to support a certain political opinion that" happened"  to support a liberal agenda, Yes I know...I am shocked....   if you have an opinion that isn't politically popular with what is considered "acceptable" in today's society according to the leftist ideology, then you are hounded.  To me this is the new McCarthyism,  We as a formerly free society still have rights to have our own opinion.

    .  I am a fan and a student of history as many who have read my blog will agree with, I put historical stuff and pictures on my blog all the time.  There is a phrase that I like to use and it is very popular, " Those that forget the lessons of history will be doomed to repeat them.".  If you lived in a totalitarian society like the Soviet Union for example, if you had an opinion that was different than the state sponsored belief , you kept it to yourself unless one of your neighbors found out and denounced you to the local party official and you would get an all  expense paid trip to Siberia to work out at one of the labor camps until you either died or worked long enough to survive to do penance for having a thought that was counter to what was the "accepted" groupthink.
    

To give more background on this issue, Mozilla the maker of the popular web browser "Firefox" has been losing its market share to other browsers from the Internet Explorer, Chrome,Safari, Opera and Pale Moon.
    I have used Firefox for many years, I considered it superior to IE it don't have the security glitches that seemed to be prevalent in the Microsoft offering.  Well Eich whom was their chief software guy got the job to reverse the slide of Mozilla and return the software giant back to prominence.  Well when he got the job to fix Mozilla's problems, apparently there was a group that got offended that Eich got the job, Well I am talking about the professional LGBT activist, they stirred up a supposed firestorm.  I say "supposed".  We all know that blog on the conservative side of the blogosphere is that the LSM(Lame Stream Media) decides what is newsworthy and releases it for broad dissemination to the uninformed masses. Provided that it fits certain criteria, usually supporting a liberal agenda or though speak.  Well Mozilla caved like Obama did for Putin and basically "encouraged" Eich to leave the company.
     There are those that said that Eich first amendment rights were violated.  Well here is a quick explanation of 1st amendment rights using Honey Badgers:
Well Mozilla fearing the wraith of the what I call the "Gay Lobby" basically showed him the door.  There is a professional activist group out there that purports to back the LGBT community, They go absolutely bat crap crazy if there is any instance of what they perceive as a slight on the LGBT community.  These activist have a very sensitive skin so anything is a slight and they immediately crank up the twitter outrage, and the facebook postings and anything else that deals with social media. and drum up what they call a firestorm of protest.
   If you do not agree with the left and/or the LGBT Community on anything, they will find a way to exact retribution on you, so beware what you donate to as you exercise your right to free speech. The left is watching, and with a leaky federal government, your information may become available to the other side, illegally.
Remember the following story when you hear Democrats talk about transparency regarding donations to 501(c)4 organizations who do not have to report their lists of donors to the IRS. Also think about the unbridled ire we would hear from the left and the MSM if it was a liberal who was made to resign over the same issue at a conservative company.prop-8-statewide-map
That is what appears to have happened to Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, the inventor of Java Script, who dared to donate money to a cause of his choice years ago. What was the cause? Eich donated to California Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriages, which won that year only to be overturned by the courts last July.
(See the map of voting on Proposition 8 on the right from 2008. Notice the coastal community vote in yellow, they dominate California on all matters.)
That victory apparently was not enough for the LGBT community because Eich was forced to resign. Out-of-character for we at SUA to report a statement by Bill Maher, but he said this of the whole situation:
“I think there is a gay mafia,” Maher said. “I think if you cross them, you do get whacked.”
But its not just the fact that they were upset, that they are sore winners after seeing the Proposition overturned, they got help from the IRS:
“…this fact first came to light in 2012, after the Internal Revenue Service leaked a copy of the National Organization for Marriage’s 2008 tax return to a gay-advocacy group…” (Read more at Gateway Pundit)
 As I recall the latest statistics, about 3% of the population is gay, and 97 percent of the population are cowed by the activities of 3% of the population.
   Before anybody piles on me for being a "gay hater", I am a conservative libertarian, which basically means that my political beliefs are libertarian with a conservative leanings.  What 2 adult aged people do in the privacy of their bedroom is NONE of my or the government's business.  What I have a problem with is the ramming down my throat is the agenda of the professional gay activists that try to "mainstream" their beliefs into thinking that the "hanging it out there" behavior is acceptable.  I have problems with a heterosexual couple making out in public.  There are supposed to be certain social norms for acceptable behavior in public. You doubt me..? Look what comes out of Hollywood, they have pushed their agenda through the broadcast media.    It is all about power, the more they can influence people the more power they have.  We as a society have been conditioned to be polite and that is a good thing, but they use that politeness against us.  What I don't like is the gestapo like tactics used by the gay grievance industry.  If you have an opinion that runs counter to what they believe, you are an evil person to be shunned and driven away or persecuted like how Islam views people that don't believe in Mohammed.
     Oh *snap* I just mixed Islam and Gayness....I will have both groups pissed at me.   But seriously, what sticks in my craw to use an old southern-ism.  Is that they want everybody else to be tolerant of their beliefs....but they don't reciprocate the belief.  It is supposed to be a 2 way street, but it is all one way.   They want their cake and eat it too.  We as a society are cowed into submissiveness by these antics and instead of telling these professional rabble rousers to go away, we just meekly bow our head because of the Politically correct movement has crushed any dissent to the politically accepted group think.
      We live in what is called a formerly free society, the rules of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, what you could do what ever you wanted to as long as your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness didn't conflict with somebody's else pursuit of the same.   Well it isn't that way anymore,  I am an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America, My son is a boy scout and I am very proud of him and the other boys that are in the program, the program teaches time tested values of how to succeed in life and prepare you to be a productive citizen of the Republic.  What we basically do is take boys and teach them how to be "good" men.  Well recently the B.S.A. got caught up in the gay lobby because of the exclusion policy that the B.S.A. maintains.  No openly gay leaders are allowed.  Boy Scouts have a " don't ask don't tell" policy.  We don't ask, so you don't tell."  Sexuality has no reason to be involved in this.  We are gender neutral in this.  The same gay activists that push the B.S.A to allow openly gay leaders, if these activists have any kids, their kids will NEVER be in the Boy Scouts, it is just a  perceived glass ceiling to get broken.  This is agenda driven, and not for the interest of the organization. 
     I don't know what will correct this situation, I do know that these people thrive in the Western based societies because we as a society are tolerant of others of different beliefs.  The same gay activists would not survive in a totalitarian society or in a society that is religiously based like a caliphate would be imprisoned or killed.  These people don't appreciate where they live and actively try to tear it down or support those that would.