a Scout is thrifty

Eagle Scout and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions spoke at the Madison County Eagle Luncheon today at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Eagle Scout and US Senator Jeff Sessions

Senator Sessions speaks at the Madison County Eagle Luncheon (photo by Bob Gathany, Huntsville Times)

As Ranking Member of the Budget Committee, Sessions compared expected Senate budget proceedings next week with wishful reminiscence to his Scouting days: “A Scout is thrifty…” Everyone in the room immediately understood the contrast he drew to our Federal Government today, which is anything but thrifty.

In fact, it strikes me as I write this tonight – modern statists and tyrants are nothing that Boy Scouts strive to be: “A Control Freak is neither trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, nor reverent.”  Give me more Boy Scout leaders any day.

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