Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My Morning Wooten

Can you spot the logical fallacy?

Cheap rent is a form of public money given to a preferred group. You take their money, you invite their rules — and their meddling. The solution for the Scouts is to sever all ties with government, to either buy the headquarters or negotiate for the city to buy out its interest in the building and to relocate.

If Philadelphia is successful in punishing the Boy Scouts, it will be a sad day for community and for groups like the Scouts that have a reasonable basis for enacting and maintaining the membership qualifications they do.

Is it really so hard to understand that if you receive a government subsidy you cannot discriminate? Really? In 2008?

Editorial Note: I normally don't comment on commenters. In fact I have criticized others for doing so, but here I'm going to make an exception here. Notice the first commenter jbmlaw, who obsessively tends to be the first commenter on all of Jim's pieces, rolls out the tired "predator" meme. Way to tee it up Jim.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If it's by Wooten then the conventional rules of logic don't apply.