Roderick W. Hart
rwhart at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Apr 14 09:18:46 EDT 1997
George M. Winford wrote:
> You said:
> People who are willing to sacrifice for what they believe is right, over
> immediate profit.
> Believing what is right and doing what is right are not the same thing,
> especially when the belief on which one is basing his/her decision is
> Unlike you, I cannot condone prejudicial behavior based on
> misinformation/lack of information. Dave's stated reason for refusing to
> sell was premised on his "knowing" that Mark could not use it on the HF
> bands. The truth is that Mark CAN use it on 10 meters.
> Last night I spent about 15 minutes updating our club's roster and posting
> it on our web site. Our newest member (one who had been a member previously
> and who is a tech who was tested by our VE team) is black.
> Forty or fifty years ago he probably would not have been allowed to join
> our club. The decision to exclude him would have been made by people who
> "knew they were right."
> Prejudice is wrong. Period. Discrimination is wrong. Period. I've been
> there, and I've seen it. I hate to see even a hint of it in amateur radio.
> "The life you live is the lesson you teach."
> George M. Winford
> Amateur Radio: K5AIE
> mailto:gwinford at norwesla.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger A. McCarty [SMTP:rmccarty at deltanet.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 14, 1997 1:03 AM
> To: BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV
> Subject: Re: Mark Bryant
> > To all of the hams who replied in Mr. Bryant's favor, I extend my kudos.
> > Maybe the amateur radio hobby _can_ police its own?
> > Walt
> I have read most of the replies regarding Daves refusal to sell a piece
> of equipment to an individual based on his class of license and it
> appears my opinion is in opposition to those responses.
> Whether Dave has the facts right or not, it seems to me that anyone
> willing to lose monies and/or profit on the sell of a piece of equipment
> because of a personal commitment to selling only to operators properly
> licensed to operate the equipment, is the ultimate in personal integrity
> and ethical behaviour. From this perspective, it is indeed, "Amateurs
> policing their own". We need more people in *all* aspects of life like
> Dave, not fewer. People who are willing to sacrifice for what they
> believe is right, over immediate profit.
> >From this point, emotions seem to have clouded the issue.
> Roger KD6CC
You are absolutely correct! The message will eventually sink in.
Sometimes it takes awhile for the light to come on, but what you are
saying is common sense and completely in-line with the "American Way".
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