Protect Freedom

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

“The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.”

Thucydides

“Any society with high numbers of unemployed youths who feel economic and financial despair, and who can rationalize an enemy responsible for their lack of success, runs the risk of internal conflict.

Samuel Culper

Sin

God doesn’t treat our sin in the same arbitrary way we do. The seriousness of man’s sin makes God’s majesty terrifying. We deserve hell. His compassion offers salvation through Christ alone.

To Win The Splendid Ultimate Triumph

“I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.”

Teddy Roosevelt, April 10,1899

Practice periods of voluntary discomfort or be forced to endure permanent suffering.

Rules for Gunfighting

1. Bring a gun, Preferably two.

2. Only hits count. Misses add to your opponent’s opportunity to win.

3. If your shooting stance is perfect, you are worried about the wrong factors in a gunfight, not moving fast enough, using cover correctly or putting your front site on your opponent is a priority.

4. Move away from your attacker and go to cover. Distance is your friend.

5. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, trick gear or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

6. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, covering your brother or sister and planning the next position of advantage.

7. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on individual focus and commitment than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

8. Have a plan and a back-up plan. “No battle plan ever survives 10 seconds past first contact with an enemy.”

9. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours and all times.

10. Never forget no one can protect you better than yourself. Always be prepared. It is a personal responsibility.

11. Watch their hands. Hands kill. Smiles, frowns and other facial expressions don’t (In God we trust. Everyone else keep your hands where I can see them.)

12. Decide TODAY and from this point forward to take the initiative and never lose momentum in a gun fight.

13. Always be professional, polite and respectful. But, realize at anytime people you encounter may plan to kill you.

14. Train, train, train. But, realize it will be your personal commitment that will prevail in the fight. Destiny favors the prepared.

15. The important things are simple, but no one said they are easy.

16. Professionals are predictable, amateurs are dangerous.

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split.

Robert Heinlein

Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.

Habits of a Mentally Tough Athlete

1- Wakes up early

2- Always on time

3- Open to feedback and criticism

4- Stubbornly positive

5- Understands values and purpose

6- Stands up for and helps others

7- Fights through fatigue

8- Reads and Constantly learns

9- Bounces back