[SCA-AE] New A&S Policy at Pennsic
mickcole at frontiernet.net
Thu Jul 8 16:02:42 EDT 2010
I have been asked by at least person far higher on the SCA status scale
than I to refrain from making posts on this topic that merely echo
points already made, and will try to do so.
However, some of the recent posts do raise a serious issue that has not
as yet been addressed.
It has been suggested by some that those opposed to rule not need to
worry about it, as there are "work-arounds" and enforcement will be lax
or non-existent. This seems more than a little hypocritical to me.
My question is this: do we really want to send teen-agers the message
that instead of speaking out against an insulting tyrannical rule that
makes no sense whatsoever and has created far more problems (to such an
extant that I have heard but have no means to confirm that the Pennsic
mayor has received threatening emails) than it could possibly prevent.
On another issue, it has been suggested by some that the fear of
litigation is behind this rule. While I am not all an expert in Civil
Rights law, I can't help but wonder whether someone adversely affected
by this rule might have a colorable right of action under the Civil
Rights Act. Perhaps someone with knowledge of the Act could comment on
this aspect of the rule.
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