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A Message from Dave
TOLERANCE AND PRINCIPLES OF ESTABLISHMENT
"In the practice of tolerance, ones enemy is the best teacher."
~ Dalai Lama (Tibetan Buddhist)
People that preach tolerance are preaching the destruction of our
nation. Tolerance is one of the many tools of Satan. It works similarly
to political correctnessa one way street to appease evil and undermine
establishment. Tolerance plays off of the fearful and ignorant, the
formula is simple, tolerance is a deception that motivates people to
think they are doing good and by showing tolerance they expect
reciprocity (reciprocal treatment) but the only reciprocity that will
come is in the form of loss of human freedom and volition.
I include volition because volition is the cornerstone of all human
freedom and the establishment principles from which our forefathers
used to create our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights
gave us the right to execute our volition, the right to choose our own
path. What the ignorant do not understand is freedom is responsibility
and responsibility has consequences when abused. We should treasure our
freedom and not tolerate its abuse.
"The greatest threat to freedom, as well as the most formidable enemy of it, is a supported cause against it"
~Don Williams, Jr.
Tolerance or toleration has been the subject of debate throughout
the history of people and nations in the areas of social, cultural, and
religious practices, which covers a lot of ground. I think the debate
can be broken down like this.
Starting with this question: What should we tolerate or not tolerate?
The answer to this question lies in the principles of establishment
for our country and its people. When principles are violated the
individual and our country risk the loss of freedom. The same way our
soldiers put themselves at great risk when they violate principles on
the battlefield. When our soldiers are trained they learn dos and
donts learning military acronyms creating endless check lists
ingrained to memory. Unfortunately most of the failures in combat can
be traced back to someone not following prescribed military doctrines
pertaining to security, contingencies, immediate action drills,
criteria for route selection, terrain analysis, lack of reconnaissance,
SOPs, never under estimate your enemy, etc. Soldiers on the
battlefield learn fast not to compromise these doctrines, for the
penalty comes fast and severe.
For our nation it is not so fast, but the penalties are severe. See
tolerance works off what I call the creeping method. It works like
this. When income tax was first instituted it was 1% and supposed to
end after WWI. But now what we pay in taxes and the invasion of privacy
is unbelievable with no end in sight because they just keep taking more
and more a little at a time. If they had tried to institute a large tax
like we have now it would have been rejected. But tolerance knows how
to creep in and exploit. We have all experienced how tolerance gets us
in trouble when we tolerate the wrong people and their behavior which
brings us back to what to tolerate or not.
The answer to this is simple. But the execution can be difficult
because the answer is to not tolerate behaviors that go against
principles of freedom and establishment. Which I will briefly outline.
In order to discern tolerance one must be armed with principles and
understand them to a point of making applications of those principles
in their life. Unfortunately there has been a great breakdown for many
generations in our country not passing these principles down in the
home, our churches, and schools. So a large part of our population is
not equipped with the knowledge to make good decisions and unaware of
the consequences to our country towards being tolerant to the
compromise of principles of establishment.
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
This is a good time to give a brief outline of the basic principles of establishment upon which our country was founded.
Principles of establishment distinguish between war against tyranny
and revolt against authority a very important distinction because that
is where the battle lines are drawn. This is a good time to mention
ours was a war for independence for our freedom. Not a revolutionary
war. England was not overthrown just thrown out.
I will attempt to take you through the four basic establishment
principles upon which freedom is preserved and show how tolerance
destroys that freedom.
I Volition is freedom of choice which gives the human race
regardless of nationality, sex or any other factor the right to life,
liberty, ownership of property, privacy and the pursuit of happiness .
. . provided the individual does not violate the laws of establishment
and the common laws of our nation. Tolerance embraces evil which seeks
to take away volition or free will. The same way a jealous boyfriend
imposes his will becoming a tyrant, not leaving his girl friend free to
love him of her own free will.
II Marriage is the basic unit upon which society is built. It
is a union between one man and one woman. It serves for both the
framework of love and the basic function in life for the protection of
freedom. The first marriage began with Adam and Eve in the Garden of
Eden, divinely ordained. When married a husband and wife take a vow of
responsibility towards one another that usually goes something like
this . . . for better or worse, in sickness or health, until death do
you part. Etc. Tolerance undermines this principle of establishment by
attacking this institution in many ways. It grew its roots in the 60s
where the responsibilities in marriage were undermined through
rejection of authority which led to the feminist movement to emasculate
males. Men not fulfilling their responsibilities fueled the feminist
movement which is in full swing today. The results of this are already
in, they are winning. Marriage vows are tossed aside at the slightest
whim of selfishness and ambition. We have a society of broken families
with dysfunctional children thrust upon society. We have record crimes,
violence, school dropouts, illegitimate children, drug and alcohol
abuse, the list is endless. And now the gay community is demanding
special rights and laws forcing their perverse lifestyle on to everyone
else with same sex marriages and schools brainwashing our kids that it
is normal a natural choice, or you are born gay, etc. How can freedom
be preserved with broken generations of people rejecting
responsibility, authority and no frame of reference for right and
wrong? Answer, it cant.
III Family is the second unit for the perpetuation of the
human race. Every baby is born with free will which must be protected
during their entire period of childhood. Parents must train that
freewill to make proper decisions. Children must learn when to say
"yes" and when to say "no". Parents must instill proper norms and
standards of thinking teaching them how to correctly evaluate things or
situations they will face in life along with respect for authority, and
self discipline. It is the parents responsibility to protect, provide
for and train children.
Tolerance seeks to take that responsibility or freedom away. It
starts in our schools with the government catering to special interests
groups wanting to indoctrinate our children with their false
interpretations of history, the theory of evolution, science, perverse
values, and deviant social behavior, etc. For the ones who do not drop
out of school they go on to our universities where they think they are
there to save the world encouraged by our absurd professors instead of
learning and submitting to academic authority. As you can see the
authority and responsibility of parents has been replaced by special
interest groups leaving parents in many cases helpless.
IV Nationalism is Gods way of protecting the human race. The
human race is divided by various races, languages, geographical
locations and nations. If the entire human race was under one
government then there would be tyranny with a vast majority of people
deprived of there free wills. Internationalists are continually trying
to crank up one world, one government in defiance of nationalism.
Selling the United Nations, communism, socialism, religious domination,
Islam for one. Before World War II most of Western Europe had moved
toward Internationalism. Communism was making inroads in those
countries. World War II woke them up for awhile, how quickly they
forget. Its on the move again and here in the United States people are
still under the illusion of communism or socialism and the welfare
state. The only way freedom can be preserved in our nation is through
establishment principles and when we forget we will learn the hard way
through national disasters and eventually national catastrophe.
In our Nation our government was designed to protect and safeguard
our freedoms a government by the people for the people. Something we as
a nation have forgotten. In Patrick Henrys famous speech ending with
"give me liberty or give me death". He was talking about establishment
principles, I Volition, and IV Nationalism which provides protection
for I Volition.
I will outline the seven principles of nationalism our forefathers intended.
I Internal protection for national entity. This is
achieved through proper law enforcement and administration of the law
backed by the people. There must be good systems of establishing
evidence in court, strict punitive measures and immediate release of
Tolerance has created great apathy in regards to law enforcement.
Criminals go to jail for brief periods. We hear on the news how
criminals are released only because of overcrowding and then most
repeat their crimes. Murderers and criminals guilty of capital crimes
languish in our jails on the tax payers dime instead of being executed.
Where is the justice in that? The victims are forgotten. Most recently
we had two Border Patrol Agents put in jail for doing their jobs on the
testimony of an illegal alien who smuggles drugs across our borders.
II External protection from foreign enemies. This
is the responsibility of the Military. Every soldier should know that
participation in military action demands the surrender of freedom in
order to gain freedom for the nation. This means when you enter into
the service you give up certain rights and freedoms or as they use to
say when I first entered the Army I was a G I meaning government issue
or more simply put government property, meaning you submit to the
discipline and authority essential in training soldiers. A well trained
professional military in turn, will preserve freedom through victories
on the battlefield. Soldiers should never feel guilty for killing in
war, it is your job to destroy the enemy and never forget why you are
doing it. You are protecting your sweethearts, wives, families, friends
and your country.
"If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win."
~ Thomas Sowell
Tolerance has excused draft dodgers our last President was elected
as a known draft dodger and the leaders of our country have excused
everyone from service except volunteers to carry this burden. Society
and the leadership has allowed antiwar protests and demonstrations to
take place without discouraging them and speaking out against these
activities especially at our schools. Our soldiers are dogged by
traitorous journalists. And Marines fighting for our country are
incarcerated accused of war crimes in reaction to the press and public
opinion for doing their job. War is not civilized and is not suppose to
be. It is all about winning.
III Government structure must have a system of laws with law
enforcement methods of communication and education that emphasizes the
true importance of freedom. Tolerance has prohibited this by pushing agendas of special interest groups and socialism.
IV The economics of a nation must be based on free enterprise capitalism and businesses unhindered by government.
This was the foundation for prosperity in our country. Our government
was not supposed to regulate business the source of our prosperity.
Tolerance unfortunately has moved us to embrace socialism with heavy
taxation and regulation on business, causing many businesses to shut
down and some to move out of the country. We are no longer competitive
in the international market with a huge trade deficit growing.
V There must be common law which functions under the principle of
objectivity. There are two types of common law: the laws that regulate
government function and the laws that regulate activities of the people
in the framework of a national entity. Legislation was not designed to
intrude upon freedoms, it was supposed to protect freedom as well as
your life, your rights and your property.
Tolerance has turned legislation into a devise to intrude upon our
personal freedoms in almost everyway. I find I am constantly miffed and
offended by what is happening and find it hard to deal with if I think
about all the freedom eroded and gone in my life so far and when I
speak of it to younger generations they just give me a blank look, they
do not understand responsibility.
VI There must be a common culture in a national entity. Our
culture must reflect the spiritual values and principles this country
was founded on, the morality of the people, the nobility of the people,
the patriotism of the people, the language of the people. Our culture
of freedom should express the greatness of our country in its
literature, entertainment, drama, art and music.
Tolerance has embraced into our culture glorification of drugs,
violence, alternate life styles, etc. We all know the list and now it
is embracing Islam. I felt a pit in my stomach when I heard about the
first Muslim US Congressman Keith Ellison swearing on the Koran, the
very one Jefferson had read to understand and use to defeat our Islamic
enemies. Jefferson waged the first war on terror on foreign soil
against the Muslim Barbary states.
VII The administration of government must function in compliance of the foregoing six principles just mentioned.
Tolerance has allowed bureaucracy to expand and grow out of control
creating a system of power and jobs in government which promotes
nothing except mediocrity contributing to the loss of freedom and
We have all experienced the creeping method of tolerance in our
personal lives in many different ways, may be with a loved one or
friend that has become a drug addict. Out of kindness we showed support
and tried to help them or give them a second chance, cover for them,
give them money, etc. but the story always ends the same way by
tolerating their behavior you just prolong the inevitable and as most
of us know no good deed goes unpunished we usually become a victim of
their behavior and they eventually go on to hit bottom and have to
decide to help themselves and take the long hard journey to recovery or
waste away a drag on society. This is one example of many. But they all
start and end the same way. The same is true for our nation few
remember the many great things our nation has done for the world.
Leaders around the world use us as a patsy and punching bag to rally
support and gain power.
"Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions."
~ G.K. Chesterton quote
It is time to make a stand for what freedom we have left before all
is lost. I urge you all to exercise your right to vote responsibly and
say no to tolerance and the enemies of freedom and exercise your right
to free speech responsibly at the appropriate times and change the
momentum in the direction of freedom.
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Voice of the Soldier
section is designed to give you a voice where you can express opinions
or give messages. We encourage you to speak out ! Send us your
commentary, stories or articles. Etc.
A large group of Taliban soldiers are moving down a road when they
hear a voice call from behind a sand-dune. "One Texas soldier is better
than ten Taliban."
The Taliban commander quickly sends 10 of his best soldiers over the
dune whereupon a gun-battle breaks out and continues for a few minutes,
The voice then calls out, "One Texan is better than a hundred Taliban soldiers."
Furious, the Taliban commander sends his next best 100 troops over
the dune and instantly a huge gunfight commences. After 10 minutes of
battle, again silence.
The Texan voice calls out, "One Texan is better than one thousand
Taliban". The enraged Taliban Commander musters a thousand fighters and
sends them over the dune. Cannon, rocket and machine gun fire rings out
as a huge battle is fought. Then silence.
Finally one wounded Taliban fighter crawls back over the dune and
with his dying words tells his commander, "Don't send any more men, its
a trap...There's two of them."
An American Mom is
WALKING A MILE FOR A SOLDIER
NYSE founder Marcia Hawkins is a woman who wears many hats. And the
most important hat these days, in her opinion, is being the mother of a
deployed soldier. As many of you know, Marcias son, Cary, has been in
Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division for a year, now. Fortunately,
mother and son are able to stay in touch by phone and internet, and
when theres any way she can help, she does.
Usually, helping out takes the form of the weekly care packages that
she mails to her sons unit which are subsidized by clearance bin and
bottled water sales at the Shop. But after a while, that didnt feel
For in talking to Cary and his infantry friends, Marcia became
increasingly aware of the small and large sacrifices involved in the
daily life of a deployed soldier, and the way in which acts of great
courage become commonplace in wartime. She wanted to find a powerful
way to let all the soldiers know how much their efforts are recognized
and appreciated "back home." And thus the idea of Walking a Mile for a
Soldier was born.
Over the course of seven days in August, Marcia and an expanding
group of parents and friends of deployed soldiers are walking to the
nations capital to highlight their support of the individuals whom we,
as a country, have sent to the front lines.
Marcia is quick to disengage from the question of politics: "It is
not about Democrats versus Republicans, pro-war or anti-war. Its just
about the soldiers who are over there doing what theyve been sent to
do, day after day."
The Walk will be launched from the South Deerfield Fire Station and
proceed southwesterly through the main streets of small towns for
approximately 400 miles, to the steps of the Capital. An RV and several
autos will accompany the walkers, to provide respite along the way, and
ensure that the walk can be completed in the allotted week.
"Well drive through the major cities and walk through the country
towns, talking to people along the route. Theres a lot of support out
there for our soldiers, and I want them to know it."
The walkers are still looking for a company or individual to lend
the use of a large RV for the Walk. Donations and/or Sponsorships to
cover costs of food and lodging en route are also welcome. More
information about the Walk can be found on the website, www.walkamileforasoldier.com. Or you can contact Marcia directly, via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback from Last Month's Newsletter
Subject: Bitterness & The First War on Terror
Well written and thought out, as a true soldier should think.
The 1st war on terror is not over, it continues, only this time with
the barbaric Muslims. Kidnapping for ransom, head taking still abounds,
the total war solution for our country and way of life must be soberly
Once committed, we can not waver, even if it means calling old farts like me back in harness. JUST ASK, I'LL GO!
Dannemann, Karl (MAJ, USSF) retired.
I believe that your newsletter regarding bitterness, the 1st war on
terror, and it's relevance to today are right on target. People holding
bitterness against our President, our actions around the world, and the
ongoing bickering over who is right or wrong; it only helps those who
are hell bent on destroying our country. We as a nation need to stop
and think about the soldier, sailor, marine, & airman that protect
us from those outside threats, instead of creating bitterness which can
only threaten us from within. I am not a veteran, but my father served
in the USAF and my grandfather & grandmother served in the Army
during WWII. So I do not know firsthand what our men and women go
through, but I have tried to learn from them the way to selflessness,
honor, and integrity. Bitterness can only lead to the negative, and
your words speak the truth. On a side note, I just want to share that I
look forward to your newsletter each month. Although my life did not
lead me to enter military service, I look back and wish that I did when
I was younger. My path lead me to become a firefighter, so in some
small way I am giving back to my community and country. But I will
always support our fighting men and women, because freedom is not free.
Your newsletter provides inspiration and encourages me to be a better
citizen, husband, father, friend, and professional on the job. I
believe Edmund Burke said it best, "all that is necessary for the
triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." So I pray that this good
citizen and our good nation takes your words to heart, so that evil
does not triumph.
Firefighter Paul Hogan
Norwood Fire Dept
That was an excellent, well thought out piece of journalism. You hit
the nail on the head and you can also apply your piece to police
officers. I used to tell the officers I was training or supervising,
that you will reach a fork in your career. One way will be to
bitterness and complaining. The other way will be for those who accept
the fact that things can be FUBAR, but will look for the good things
and concentrate on the positive aspects of the job and life. I have
seen a number of my friends take the wrong path and become bitter,
withdrawn old men. Thanks for the time you took to put pen to paper for
this great piece.
SGT Adam Rickersey
We are the instruments of political power, like the sword it can be
wielded in many ways, and we are the servants to the free peoples of
the world for those who are oppressed, the weak, for those who cannot
defend themselves. To who would oppress, we are your worst enemies, and
This includes those who betray us. I thought the article was
brilliant; it highlights "strength in adversity, Courage with
conviction, the willingness to get the job done others hasnt the
Being a veteran of the Iraqi can understand the bitterness,
politicians, rarely care about those who have done so much on the
Bitterness, is that dark force that gets you when you lest expect
it, But knowing that your actions have been and always are beyond
reproach, Standing up for what is right even if it cost you your life,
now that is the key. Even though I'm in a different army, the lessons
are the same, this is a story My JNCOs and soldiers will read, and
will understand the lessons from it.
SGT Adam Rickersey
The Australian Army
The MRE Dinner Date!!
"I had a date the other night at my place. On the phone the day
before, the girl asked me to "Cook her something she's never had
before" for dinner. After many minutes of scratching my head over what
to make, I finally settled on something she has DEFINITELY never eaten.
I got out my trusty case of MRE's. Meal, Ready-to-Eat. Field rations
that when eaten in their entirety contain 3000+ calories. Here's what I
I took three of the Ham Slices out of their plastic packets, took
out three of the Pork Chops, three packets of Chicken-a-la-King, and
eight packets of dehydrated butter noodles and some
dehydrated/rehydrated rice. I cooked the Ham Slices and Pork Chops in
one pan, sauteed in shaved garlic and olive oil.
In another pot, I blended the Chicken a-la-king, noodles, and rice
together to make a sort of mush that looked suspiciously like
succotash. I added some spices, and blended everything together in a
glass pan that I then cooked in the oven for about 35 minutes at 450
When I took it out, it looked like, well, ham slices, pork chops,
and a bed of yellow poop. I covered the tops of the meat in the MRE
cheese (kinda like velveeta) and added some green sprinkly thingys from
one of my spice cans (hey, if it's got green sprinkly thingys on it, it
looks fancy right?)
For dessert, I took four MRE Pound Cakes, mashed 'em up, added five
packets of cocoa powder, powdered coffee cream, and some water. I
heated it up and stirred it until it looked like a sort of chunky
gelatinous organism, and I sprinkled powdered sugar on top of it.
For alcoholic drinks, I took the rest of my bottle of Military
Special Vodka (yes, they DO make a type of liquor named "Military
Special"?it sells for $4.35 per fifth at the Class Six ) and mixed in
four packets of "Electrolytes - 1 each - Cherry flavored" (I swear, the
packet says that). It looked like an eerie kool-aid with sparkles in it
(that was the electrolytes I guess... could've been leftover sand from
I lit two candles, put a vase of wildflowers in the middle, and set
the table with my best set of Ralph Lauren Academy-series China (that
is EXPENSIVE... my set of 8 place settings cost me over $600 on sale at
the Ft. Bragg PX ), and put the alcoholic drink in a crystal wine
She came over, and I had some appetizers already made, of MRE
spaghetti-with-meatballs, set in small cups. She saw the dinner, saw
the food, and said "This looks INCREDIBLE!!!"
We dug in, and she was loving the food. Throughout the meal, she
kept asking me how long it took me to make it, and kept remarking that
I obviously knew a thing or two about cooking fine meals. She kind of
balked at the makeshift "wine" I had set out, but after she tried it I
guess she liked it because she drank four glasses during dinner.
At the end of the main course, when I served the dessert, she
squealed with delight at the "Chocolate mousse" I had made. Huh?
Chocolate what? Okay... yeah... it's Chocolate Moose. Took me HOURS to
Later on, as we were watching a movie, she excused herself to use my
restroom. While she was in there, I heard her say softly to herself "uh
oh" and a resounding but petite fart punctuated her utterance of dismay.
Let the games begin.
She sprayed about half a can of air freshener (Air Freshener, 1
each, Orange scent. Yup. The military even makes smell good) and
returned to the couch, this time with an obvious pained look.
After 10 more minutes she excused herself again, and retreated to
the bathroom for the second time I could hear her say "What the hell is
WRONG with me???," as she again send flatulent shockwaves into the
porcelain bowl. This time, they sounded kinda wet, and I heard the
toilet paper roll being employed, and again, LOTS more air freshener.
Back to the couch. She smiles meekly as she decides to sit on the
chair instead of next to me. She sits on my chair, knees pulled up to
her chest, kind of rocking back and forth slightly. Suddenly, without a
word, she ROCKETED up and FLEW to the bathroom, slammed the door, and
didn't come out for 30 minutes.
I turned the movie up because I didn't want her to hear me laughing so hard that tears were streaming down my cheeks.
She came out with a slightly gray palor to her face, and said "I am
SOOOOOO sorry. I have NO idea what is wrong with me. I am so
embarrassed, I can't believe I keep running to your bathroom!!" I gave
her an Immodium AD, and she finally settled down and relaxed.
Later on, she asked me again what I had made for dinner, because she
had enjoyed it so much. I calmly took her into the kitchen and showed
her all the used MRE bags and packets in the trash can.
After explaining to her that she had eaten roughly 9,000 calories of
"Army food" she turned stark white, looked at me incredulously, and
said "I ate 9,000 calories of dehydrated food that was made 3 years
ago?" After I concurred, she grabbed her coat and keys, and took off
without a word.
She called me yesterday. Seems she couldn't take a dump for 5 days,
and when she finally did, the smell was so bad, her roommate could
smell it from down the hall. She also told me she had been working out
nonstop to combat the high caloric intake, and that she never wanted me
to cook dinner for her again, unless she was PERSONALLY there to
inspect the food beforehand.
It was a fun date. She laughed about it eventually, and said that
that was the first time she'd ever crapped in a guy's house on a date.
She'd been so upset by it she was in tears in the bathroom while I had
been in tears on the couch.
I know, I'm a butthead, but it was still a funny night, even though I didn't get lucky.
Word of Truth
By Rev G.J. Rako
I am growing increasingly intolerant of those that misrepresent the
definition of toleration. The far left, the media, and the ever
increasing PC types would have us believe that to be tolerant means to
condone, or approve of the destructive thoughts, motivations and
actions of others. They spuriously call Christians intolerant for
believing that faith alone in Christ alone is the only means of
reconciliation with the living God. Soon this lack of toleration on our
part will be identified as a hate crime. Persecution of Christians is
just around the corner. They do not tolerate Christians or the absolute
standards of the Bible.
Webster defines the word tolerate;
Main Entry: tolerate
Function: transitive verb
Latin toleratus, past participle of tolerare to endure, put up with; akin to Old English tholian to bear, Latin tollere to lift up, latus carried (suppletive past participle of ferre), Greek tlenai to bear
1: to endure or resist the action of (as a
drug or food) without serious side effects or discomfort: exhibit
physiological tolerance for, 2 a: to allow to be or to be done without prohibition, hindrance, or contradiction. b: to put up with <learn to tolerate one another>, the act of putting up with something or somebody irritating or otherwise unpleasant.
Oxford dictionary: tolerate
verb 1 allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or occur without interference. 2 patiently endure (something unpleasant). 3 be capable of continued exposure to (a drug, toxin, etc.) without adverse reaction. DERIVATIVES toleration noun. ORIGIN Latin tolerare endure.
They wish us to accept without question every degenerate, evil, vile
human practice. The true function of toleration is enduring their
degeneracy, socialism, activism, and false standards. Live and let live
is the principle of toleration. The Bible states that homosexuality is
a sin and an abomination to God. However, as a Christian I tolerate
their freewill choice to be homosexuals, until they attempt to force
their lifestyle on others or me. Homosexuality, adultery, lying,
cheating, stealing, and a host of other activities are sin. Why do I
not see adulterers, liars, or thieves having pride parades to
legitimize their evil lifestyles? They do not force their sinful
behaviors on others calling them alternative lifestyles that we are
suppose to accept. Our schools are not teaching that murderers, liars,
thieves and cheaters are born that way and that students should
experiment with these practices to find out who they really are. If you
take a stand against this bizarre behavior of accepting the homosexual
lifestyle you will be criticized, vilified, and maligned.
Socialism is constantly gaining ground in government and with the
people of the United States; it is one more example of evil that
Christians should barely tolerate. No child left behind is an abysmal
failure and waste of our tax dollars. Anything that big government
controls with an endless ever-growing bureaucracy ensures mediocrity at
best and a complete failure at worst. I would say that graduating high
school seniors who cannot read constitutes a complete failure. This is
supposed to be the "land of the free home of the brave." With the
intrusion of government, we are no longer free and there are very few
brave, because displaying the characteristics of bravery or any kind of
aggressiveness are no longer politically correct.
What then is the Christians responsibility when interacting with
people that possess these evil philosophies? First, never compromise
divine norms and standards that you have learned from solid Bible
teaching. You stand your ground and keep your principles intact.
Second, people have a right to think or believe anything they wish
without any interference from you or me. The application of impersonal
love to those you find unattractive, obnoxious, or repulsive either
physically (my, you are shallow), or philosophically means you tolerate
them. You always treat people with dignity and respect, even if they
are way out in left field.
Personal love is having an attraction to someone or something, the
object of personal love. I love (personal) ice cream, because I am
attracted to the flavor, consistency, and sugar. Impersonal love, on
the other hand is the expression of your integrity toward someone who
is unattractive, repulsive, or in some way irritating to you.
Impersonal love is another word for tolerate. Someone is unattractive
or completely antithetical to what you believe, but the standards of
integrity in your soul from Bible doctrine allow you to tolerate them.
As you tolerate them, you from your own character treat them with
respect and fairness, even if they do not deserve it. John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten [uniquely
born] Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have
eternal life. God does not love the world or the fallen, sinful
creatures in it personally. This verse is an expression of Gods
impersonal love. God loves us personally only after we believe in the
Lord Jesus Christ.
The moment we believe in Christ God bestows upon us forty things.
One of these forty things is the imputation of perfect righteousness (2
God personally loves His own righteousness; therefore, He now loves
us personally, because we now possess His perfect righteousness. This
divine righteousness given to us at the moment of salvation gives us
for the first time something attractive to God.
Likewise when we deal with people in our own periphery that are
acting in an irritating way or whose philosophies are directly opposed
to our own we can apply impersonal love, or toleration. Toleration
remember, is not agreement with their false standards. We are called to
love our neighbor as our self and to love our enemies. We are not
called to be attracted too, compromise with, or to be sweet to evil
people. I do not like everyone in which I come into contact. However, I
can love them impersonally from my own integrity.
The humanity of Jesus Christ the perfect God-Man voluntarily went to
the cross and took our place. He became our substitute. On the cross,
He bore our sins and not just ours but the sins of the whole world. God
the father judged every sin ever committed and the work of salvation
was complete. This great act of impersonal love secured our salvation
and guaranteed eternal life to any who would believe in Christ. (Acts 16:3) Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
I tolerate a great many people and policies. I do not have to like
them. I have, over the years had relatives, friends, or co-workers who
were liberal or recreational drug users, or simply had a different
viewpoint than mine. I tolerated (expressed impersonal love through my
virtue) those things I disagreed with or found repulsive in some way. I
did not bend to their evil thoughts or lifestyle. (1 Cor. 15:33) Be
not deceived, evil companions corrupt good morals. (Prov. 13:20) He
who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools brings
Toleration is impersonal love for all mankind. Toleration is not
bending your standards to those who do not possess standards.
Toleration is not approval of degeneracy because the rest of the world
seems to be going along with it. Toleration is the application of your
integrity to others as you display respect and dignity toward them.
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Quotes & Jokes
"We're aware of the risks, the harder we train, the smoother it will work out when we get there."
Royal Tongan Marine Capt. Tau Aholelei on his 55 man,
all-volunteer Royal Tongan Marine Detachment on heading to Iraq to
guard the Multinational Coalition Force command center at Al Faw
Palace, August 2007
"The President is merely the most important among a large number of
public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the
degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his
efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested
service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary
that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and
this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong
as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American
citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no
criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President,
right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally
treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be
spoken about him or anyone else. But it is even more important to tell
the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about anyone else."
President Theodore Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star
May 7, 1918
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready."
President Theodore Roosevelt, San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1903
Two Special Forces Soldiers killed in Iraq
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, August 25, 2007) ? Two Army
Special Forces Soldiers died Aug. 23 from wounds sustained when their
vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device near Al Aziziyah,
southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.
Sgt. 1st Class Adrian M. Elizalde, 30, a Special Forces engineer
sergeant, and Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Tully, 33, a Special Forces
medical sergeant, assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special
Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, Wash., were fatally wounded
while conducting a combat patrol.
Elizalde and Tully were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom as members of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force
? Arabian Peninsula.
Elizalde, a native of Calif., volunteered for military service and
entered the Army in May 1996 as an infantryman after graduating from
High School in 1995. He served four years as an infantryman and scout
with 3rd Bn., 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment (AIR), and another three
years as a Long Range Surveillance Detachment team leader with Company
D, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division at
Fort Bragg. He later earned the coveted "Green Beret" after graduating
from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2005. Elizalde was
assigned to 2nd Bn., 1st SFG(A) at Fort Lewis Wash., in Mar. 2006.
Elizalde is survived by his daughter, Sydney Grace of Klamath Falls,
Ore.; and also by his parents, Jorge and Teresa Elizalde of Renton,
Wash.; and sister Rachel Elizalde of Renton, Wash.
Tully, a native of Pa., volunteered for military service and entered
the Marine Corps in Feb. 1993 after graduating from High School in
1992. He later transferred to the Army in 1997 and was assigned as an
infantryman in Company E, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, 82nd
Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Tully then served as a LRSD assistant
team leader in the same unit one year later before earning the coveted
"Green Beret" after graduating from the Special Forces Qualification
Course in 2006. Tully was assigned to 2nd Bn., 1st SFG(A) at Fort Lewis
Wash., in Dec. 2006.
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Joseph DiMartino, 80; retired Navy SEAL and a man of the sea
Three years ago, retired Navy lieutenant and SEAL Joseph DiMartino received an unexpected call from the Army Corps of Engineers.
The Army was searching for underwater explosives that had been
planted during World War II off St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"Joe knew exactly where they were and told them right then. He had a clear memory of them," said his wife, Joan Bruyere.
Mr. DiMartino, a part-time resident of Coronado for the past 18
years, died Aug. 15 in San Diego from complications of lung and brain
cancer after a brief hospital stay. He was 80.
In the close-knit world of the SEALs, Mr. DiMartino held a special
place. At 17, he volunteered for a Navy demolition unit that landed at
Omaha Beach on D-Day.
He later became a member of the Navy's underwater demolition team
and was among the first recruits in the introduction of SEAL teams in
the early 1960s.
Roy Boehm described Mr. DiMartino as a true man-of-warfare. "That's
the highest compliment one special operations member can call another,"
Boehm joined the underwater demolition team in 1954. He said he
immediately noticed Mr. DiMartino's leadership qualities and learned
much from him.
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World News and Articles
Scouts banned from eating burgers and bangers - because of religious beliefs
By Luke Salkeld
Published: 3rd August 2007
It was the glorious dawn of dibdibdobbing. A hundred years ago Lord
Baden-Powell set out with 20 lads, his mission to teach them to hunt,
light a fire and build shelter in the great outdoors.
A century on, it seems the original flame of Boy Scouting is not burning quite so bright.
For at a jamboree to mark the centenary of that original trip, there
is no singing around the glowing embers of the camp fire - because
there is no fire.
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Selling Out America
By Alan Caruba
Published: August 2007
On August 20-21, in Montebello, Quebec, secure behind a cordon of
fifteen miles maintained by the Canadian Mounted Police, Security
Quebec, and reportedly even the U.S. Army, the leaders of America,
Mexico, and Canada will meet to further discuss the Security and
Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and, no doubt, the Trans-Texas Corridor
Whatever media coverage might occur will be tightly controlled by
SPP spin doctors and whatever public statements the presidents and
prime minister make will have been carefully vetted to insure they
arouse no concern among the citizens of the three nations. Instead, the
meeting will be described as "a dialogue" and that all they?re doing is
discussing the further "harmonizing" the laws of the three nations so
they can improve trade and other mutual concerns.
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Published: August 2007
At 25 years old, I had just beaten the best, Jack Nicklaus. Although
I had had success winning the U.S. Amateur while in college and had won
on the PGA Tour after my first year in 1982, 1983 was my breakout year.
First, I won the TPC in March and now I had just won the PGA against
Jack. I was being heralded as the "next Jack Nicklaus" - pretty heady
stuff for a young player. These two wins had thrust me into the #1
position on the money list. It was an exciting time of my life.
Fast forward to seventeen years after my first win at the TPC. It
was March, 2000 at the Tournament Players Championship in Ponte Vedra.
Here I stood with one hole to go. I realized I could win this prize a
second time and beat the undisputed best golfer in the world, Tiger
Woods. Standing on the 18th fairway, I hit my second shot. As the ball
left the club I said, "Be the right club today!" When it landed only 8
feet in front of the hole I let out a "Yes!" I turned and slapped the
hand of my longtime caddy and friend, Freddy Burns. Tiger looked over
and gave me two thumbs up. I won again!
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Al-Qaida Plans Nuclear Attacks on 7 U.S. Cities
The newly released book "The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of
America and the Western World," (Prometheus Books) paints a frightening
picture of al-Qaida's nuclear ambitions ? one every American must read.
Seasoned investigative reporter and former FBI consultant Paul
Williams reveals the alarming potential for nuclear terrorism on U.S.
soil and the sinister connections among organized crime, illegal
immigrants, and al-Qaida.
Recently, FBI Director Robert Mueller, in an interview with NewsMax,
confirmed Williams' main claim. Mueller said al-Qaida's paramount goal
is clear: to detonate a nuclear device that would kill hundreds of
thousands of Americans.
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Special forces rescue woman
Christina Meier has been working for the Christian organization Ora
International and was captured by a criminal gang in Kabul over the
Norwegian special forces participated in storming the house in Kabul
where she was being held and Meier was freed without any shots being
fired. She was taken Monday to the German ambassador in Kabul, where
she was reported to be in good shape.
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USSOF and ANA push insurgents in northern Helmund
CJSOTF-A Public Affairs
GERESHK, AFGHANISTAN ? In southeastern Afghanistan, there are three
constants: frequent enemy activity, searing heat, and special
operations forces hunting the enemies of peace and prosperity.
Special operations Soldiers and Marines and Afghan Security Forces
routed a tough group of Taliban insurgents using air strikes, rockets,
and an imposing show of force June 23-24 in the area of Washir, Helmund
"A U.S. and Afghan patrol was ambushed and suffered casualties while
conducting a morning patrol in the area," said an Army special
operations officer. "The enemy was bringing more fighters into the town
and they were looking for a big fight so the U.S. and Afghan element
drew back and called for air strikes and reinforcements."
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Submarine replica found near Queen Mary ship in Brooklyn
By Anthony M. Destefano
It was September 1776 when a crude submarine known as the "Turtle"
failed in its attempt to blow up a British ship in New York Harbor
during the Revolutionary War.
Friday, a homemade replica of the Turtle caused its own commotion
near the passenger ship Queen Mary 2 anchored off Brooklyn, triggering
a massive security alert and landing a controversial New York artist in
Police harbor units leapt into action Friday morning after an NYPD
detective saw two unauthorized vessels approaching a security zone
around the Queen Mary, docked in Red Hook, officials said. One vessel,
a pear-shaped wooden submersible with a total height of about eight
feet, was being towed by an inflatable raft, and the aquatic entourage
pulled to within 25 yards of the cruise ship.
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SOTG trains with Brunei Special Forces
By Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso, MCB Camp Butler
ABOARD USS HARPERS FERRY (Aug. 30, 2007) -- Marines with III Marine
Expeditionary Force?s Special Operations Training Group recently
conducted a specialized training with the Royal Brunei Land Force?
Special Operations Platoon Aug. 4-8 in the Borneo Jungles of Brunei.
During the event, Staff Sgt. Freddy Arencibia, a scout sniper with
SOTG, conducted USMC Scout Sniper Employment Training, Counter Sniper
Training and Urban Sniper Tactics in addition to troop leadership
courses based on his own experiences while serving in Operation Iraqi
Arencibia?s major points of discussion were dealing with combat stress and remaining calm no matter what the situation.
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Why Study War?
By Victor Davis Hanson
Try explaining to a college student that Tet was an American
military victory. You?ll provoke not a counterargument?let alone an
assent?but a blank stare: Who or what was Tet? Doing interviews about
the recent hit movie 300, I encountered similar bewilderment from
listeners and hosts. Not only did most of them not know who the 300
were or what Thermopylae was; they seemed clueless about the Persian
It?s no surprise that civilian Americans tend to lack a basic
understanding of military matters. Even when I was a graduate student,
30-some years ago, military history?understood broadly as the
investigation of why one side wins and another loses a war, and
encompassing reflections on magisterial or foolish generalship,
technological stagnation or breakthrough, and the roles of discipline,
bravery, national will, and culture in determining a conflict?s outcome
and its consequences?had already become unfashionable on campus. Today,
universities are even less receptive to the subject.
This state of affairs is profoundly troubling, for democratic
citizenship requires knowledge of war?and now, in the age of weapons of
mass annihilation, more than ever.
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Tongan Marines join U.S. Marines in Iraq
By Cpl. Paula M. Fitzgerald
CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq(July 13, 2004) -- U.S. Marines here with 1st
Marine Division recently welcomed "friendly islanders" from Tonga with
a warm "malo e leielei."
Forty-five Tongan Royal Marines traveled from their tiny South
Pacific island in order to support the division's security and
stabilization mission in Iraq. They arrived earlier this month and are
currently planning to stay for a six-month tour before heading home.
This trip marks the first peacekeeping deployment for the Tongan Defense Service outside of the South Pacific.
"All of my men volunteered to come to Iraq," said Tongan Capt. Maama
Misi, platoon commander. "Our Marine Corps is very small and everyone
wanted to come out here, but we could only bring a certain number."
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U.S. Soldiers, Afghans Celebrate Independence
By Army Pfc. Daniel M. Rangel
CAMP TORKHAM, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2007 ? Soldiers from the 66th
Military Police Company, stationed out of Fort Lewis, Wash., accepted
an invitation from the Afghan Border Police to take part in the Afghan
Independence Day festivities held Aug. 19 on the Pakistan border at
As part of the celebration, soldiers from the 66th MPs listened to
speeches and watched Afghan children sing songs, which celebrated the
occasion. After the performance, soldiers were invited to dine with
their Afghan hosts at a lavish meal prepared for the event.
The Afghans' hospitality comes after months of successful
partnership between the 66th MPs and local law enforcement along the
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After drills are done, they sing
By Tony Perry
CAMP PENDLETON -- Far from their South Pacific island homeland,
members of the Tonga Defence Services are training here for hazardous
duty in Iraq.
Long days are spent doing exercises designed to help them in the
uncertain days ahead. There's live-fire weapons training. Hand-to-hand
Soon the 55 Tongans will deploy to the Middle East to assume security duties at Camp Victory, near the Baghdad airport.
To the Tongans will go the responsibility of guarding the
Multinational Coalition Force command center at Al Faw Palace -- an
inviting target for insurgents -- as well as the rest of the sprawling
Tongan Capt. Tau Aholelei said his troops were eager to get to Iraq.
"We're aware of the risks," he said. "The harder we train, the
smoother it will work out when we get there." Aholelei translated for
his troops, most of whom are not fluent in English.
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are two main ways to defeat an army: by destroying it through fighting
or by cutting off its supplies so that it runs out of weapons,
medication, food and drink, and then "starves" to death.
When encircling an enemy? Surprise and concealing the attacking
army's location, movements, and intentions are critical for success
with this kind of tactic, since it depends on the defending army to
have spread out thinly, not knowing where to expect the attack, while
the attackers concentrate their forces in one location and destroy all
in their way.
Now for the bad news: The E Bomb. Any terrorist with an extra $400
and a modicum of technological savvy can wipe out all of our
communications, computers, banking and just about anything else that
relies on electricity, essentially crippling our economy and throwing
us back, in a second, two hundred and fifty years, to a pre-industrial
The culprit: a simple 'E-Bomb,' known in geek-speak as a Flux
Compression Generator. For years, officials have warned about the
consequences of a "nuclear pulse" from a modest nuke set off high in
the atmosphere and its potential for instantaneously frying almost
everything we rely on for transportation, communication, finance and
defense. What no one tells you is that you dont need an A-bomb to
create a nuclear pulse with its attendant consequences. A simple Flux
Compression Generator will do just fine.
"A typical FCG (Flux Compression Generator) consists of an
explosives-packed tube about 12 inches in diameter, loosely wrapped
with a copper coil that is connected to a capacitor bank. Such a device
produces "a ramping electromagnetic pulse with peak currents of tens of
millions of amps, hundreds of time stronger than a bolt of lightning."
Put one in a small plane and you can stop a city. Put one in a
high-flying passenger jet and you can bring several states, or even the
whole country, to a crashing halt. "A properly constructed E-bomb can
effectively fry everything electric and electronic within several miles
of the point of detonation? And the pulse is just the beginning. During
the next fifteen minutes or so, collapsing electrical systems and
communications grids will distribute the pulse, and create their own
smaller pulses, analogous to an earthquake aftershock. The entire
affected electrical and communications system will tear itself apart ?
Source: The Dead Hand Journal www.thedeadhand.com