[Ansteorra] rules

Faelan Caimbeul faelancaimbeul at gmail.com
Tue May 15 16:31:07 PDT 2007

You're both right. Unfortunately, the SCA is a victim of modern society as
well, so the SCA must try and protect itself as much as possible. People
today don't like to take responsibility for themselves and their actions and
like to blame everyone and everything else except themselves (i.e. the
tobacco lawsuits, the McDonalds lawsuit over hot coffee, warnings on hair
dryers to not use while bathing). This has led to way too much stupid
litgation, and the death of hundreds of organizations large and small, many
of which were probably guilty of nothing more than wrong place, wrong time
and dumb luck. The SCA now is a victim of this.

It's an unfortunate fact that we are an annomoly in modern society. We
assume people are honorable, moraly straight and trustworthy. You can't even
say that about the Boy Scouts or the Church anymore. This nieve view of
ourselves leaves us open to these situations, and it's the BOD and Kingdom
leadership's job to protect us from the world, and ourselves else our
Society be murdered by mundanity. It's a responsibility I don't envy them.
They need our support.

However, I think a compiling all the children's rules in one book would be a
great idea.


On 5/15/07, gail young <gwynethb63 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have to agree here.  I think it is just a reflection of our society in
> general  As someone who has been in the public school system for 20 years, I
> can't see where more rules and litigation have improved our quality of life
> or the quality of adults we turn our children into.
> gwyneth
> Vicki Marsh <vmarsh at twmarsh.net> wrote:
> Lately, Ansteorra (and the SCA) has been becoming so legalistic and
> bureaucratic that it is stifling to new growth, new membership, and the
> health of old groups. Requiring baronies to take six months for their
> new landed nobles selection process, not allowing baronial candidates to
> answer questions in a group, requiring parents (instead of appointed and
> notarized substitutes) to always be with their children during martial
> competitions or fighter practices, even at age 16 and 17 when they can
> drive themselves.....And that's just the tip of the iceberg as rules go.
> (BTW, my 16 year old has worked for almost a year at a BBQ place with
> adults and customers who have not undergone background checks, uses very
> sharp knives every day, and deals with hot grills and fryers that can
> burn him. I never signed a parental release form, either.)
> I'm just afraid that our bureaucracy and fears of litigation will
> destroy the Society for Creative Anachronism.
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