In the South, you wouldn’t tell the Boy Scouts to be more like a guy that lost his first governorship because of an angry child bride he was rumored to have sprung a puss-filled crotch wound on and lost his second governorship because he thought the South was stupid for trying to secede, because the North was going to “move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche; and what I fear is, they will overwhelm the South.”
The child bride is enough to put me off Sam Houston, but for a fucked up drunken lout with a child bride, he’s kind of awesome. Still, my point is–what exactly should the Boy Scouts emulate about Sam Houston? Wanting to fuck a girl way too young for him? Leaving a puss-y crotch wound untreated? Being a drunk? Sassing the South? None of these things are the actions of honorable men. Though they might be the actions of a man you wish you were Facebook friends with, just for the train wreck. But we don’t need a country full of Boy Scouts like that.