Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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Dib, dib dib. The Decrees of 1933

This was one of the most repressive acts of the Nazi government, this one allowed for the suspension of civil liberties in the wake of the false crisis created by the Nazis as a result of the fire that gutted the Reichstag (parliament) building on the previous day. Without firm evidence, it was put about that it had been set by the Communists as the opening act in the attempt to overthrow the state. The president was persuaded that the state was in danger and, hence, that the emergency measures embodied in the decree were necessary. Even though under Art. 48 of the constitution, the decree would have been withdrawn once the so-called emergency had passed, any hope of this happening was prevented by the establishment of Hitler's dictatorship following the Enabling Act. It was in fact never withdrawn and remained until the end as an instrument of Nazi terror against ordinary citizens who ran foul of the regime.

I am a potential terrorist, I can train you in patriotic terrorism as perpetrated by the British SOE.

Boy Scouts are welcome

On my honour . . .

By giving my word, I am promising to be guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath. . . . I will do my best . . .

Try hard to live up to the points of the Scout Oath. Measure my achievements against my own high standards and not be influenced by peer pressure or what other people do.. . . To do my duty to God . . . and the Queen

My family and religious leaders teach me about God and the ways in which I can serve. I do my duty to God by following the wisdom of those teachings every day and by respecting and defending the rights of others to practice their own beliefs. . . . and my country . . .

I help keep the United Kingdom a strong and fair nation by learning about our system of government and my responsibilities as a citizen and voter. Britain is made up of countless families and communities. When I work to improve my community and my home, I am serving my country. Natural resources are another important part of British heritage worthy of my efforts to understand, protect, and use wisely. What I do can make a real difference. . . . and I to obey the Scout Law; . . .

The twelve points of the Scout Law are guidelines that can lead you, like me toward wise choices. When you obey the Scout Law, other people will respect you for the way you live, and you will respect yourself.. . . To help other people at all times; . . .

There are many people who need you. Your cheerful smile and helping hand will ease the burden of many who need assistance. By helping out whenever possible, you are doing your part to make this a better world.. . . To keep myself physically strong, . . .

Take care of your body so that it will serve you well for an entire lifetime. That means eating nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly to build strength and endurance. it also means avoiding non christian religions, harmful drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and anything else that can harm your health. . . . mentally awake, . . .

Develop your mind both in the classroom and outside of school. Be curious about everything around you, and work hard to make the most of your abilities. With an inquiring attitude and the willingness to ask questions, you can learn much about the exciting world around you and your role in it. . . . and morally straight.

To be a person of strong character, your relationships with others should be honest and open. You should respect and defend the rights of all people. Be clean in your speech and actions, and remain faithful in your religious beliefs. The values you practice as a Scout will help you shape a life of virtue and self-reliance.

Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises. Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses. The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore:

Duty to God and country,
Duty to other people, and
Duty to self

DUTY TO GOD AND COUNTRY: Your FAMILY and Christian religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you do your duty to God. Men and women of the past worked to make Britain great, and many gave their lives for their country. By being a good family member and a good citizen, by working for your country's good and obeying its laws, you do your duty to your country.

DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you're needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.

DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character.

Dib, dib dib. come join the jamboree, God Save the Queen,



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