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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #128

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #128. Thank you for stopping by to share your time with HFS. We are happy to have you with us. It is hard to believe this will be the last newsletter for September 2021 as we roll in to October.2021. We the people have now been knee-deep in this Coronavirus/Covid-19 battle for 18 months. That is using March 2020 as the starting point in the US of A. I do realize it surfaced prior to the above date. So here we are posting and you reading PENL edition #128. To me, that is one hundred and twenty eight straight weeks without missing a week, rain or shine. It takes about 20 hours per week to draft and one PENL together and get it posted here. That is 2,460 hours over 128 weeks. Wow. I have never calculated it out before. If you have read all 128 editions please drop me a note to let me know. I enjoy hearing from fellow Patriots.

This edition of the PENL is loaded with tons of information. Please make sure you read through and check out the items listed in the Other News section. Especially on the Gun Confiscation Bill currently moving through our Government.

One of my favorite parts to Hope for Survival is meeting so many great American Patriots. Through these meetings I get to communicate via email and in person to share thoughts and life's blessings. I received the below photos from two of our Patriot sisters during their travel on family vacations this week. I always hope our Patriots travel well prepared and have safe adventures. I do believe these Patriots are doing just that. I'm honored they would be advertising Hope for Survival on their journey. Thanks much and thank you for sharing these pictures with us here at HFS. Blessings and safe travels. Enjoy your vacations. This is super cool.

Just as a reminder, September 19, 2021 was the 225th Anniversary of George Washington's famous farewell address. He made three distinct remarks in the address we all should be reminded of and remember during these turbulent times we live through.

1. Importance of Unity

After opening with an explanation of his choice not to seek a third term, Washington’s farewell address urged Americans not to put their regional and sectional interests above the interests of the nation as a whole. “You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together,” Washington declared. “The Independence and Liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts, of common dangers, sufferings, and successes.”

Regions such as North, South, East and West should see their common interests rather than their differences, he continued. “Your Union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty and...the love of the one ought to endear you to the preservation of the other.”

2. The 'Worst Enemy' of Government: Loyalty to Party Over Nation

According to Washington, one of the chief dangers of letting regional loyalties dominate loyalty to the nation as a whole was that it would lead to factionalism, or the development of competing political parties. When Americans voted according to party loyalty, rather than the common interest of the nation, Washington feared it would foster a “spirit of revenge,” and enable the rise of “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men” who would “usurp for themselves the reins of government; destroying afterwards the very engines, which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

In fact, political parties had already begun to emerge by the time Washington stepped aside. Federalists, who drew their support largely from New England, advocated a strong national government and the fiscal programs created by Hamilton, the nation’s first secretary of the treasury. Republicans (later Democratic-Republicans) led by Southerners like Thomas Jefferson and Madison, opposed Hamilton’s economic policies. They also split with the Federalists in foreign policy, favoring a closer relationship with France over Great Britain.

Washington supported Hamilton’s financial programs and sided with the Federalists in supporting the Jay Treaty with Britain. By the end of his presidency, Washington was weathering increasingly bitter attacks from his Republican critics, and his farewell address represented his response to such attacks, as well as a more general statement of his principles.

3. Danger of Foreign Entanglements

Just as regionalism would lead to the formation of political parties, Washington believed, partisanship would open the door to “foreign influence and corruption.” While he advocated for the United States to be on good terms with all nations, especially commercial relations, he argued that “inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded.”

Europe had its own, very complicated, set of interests, and the United States should keep its distance from European affairs, Washington believed. A foreign policy based on neutrality was the safest way to maintain national unity, and stability, in the United States. Although Washington saw the need for the nation to involve itself in foreign affairs in the case of war or other emergency, he argued that it must “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”

Hope for Survival now a Satellite Phone Affiliate - The month of September is National Preparedness Month and it was a great time to launch the HFS affiliation with the Satellite Phone store. I can share numerous reasons why a Satellite Phone fits great in your preparedness plans. I have described the reasons in the first two newsletters posted in PENL 125 and 126. If and when a disaster strikes, I personally want every tool available to me for surviving and keeping my family and friends safe. It is that simple.

Owning a Satellite Phone offers a great communication advantage to a Family Communication Plan. Several of our HFS Patriots jumped on this deal over the past 90 days. Here is a link to more information on this topic. Hope for Survival - Satellite Phone Affiliate If you have decided you want a satellite phone already, go to the HFS website main page or blog page to find a box on the upper left and right sides. They are preloaded with the HFS Code. Check it out here as well :Blog | Survival ( If you have any questions please feel free to email me at These phones are available until they sell out. If you purchased a phone already or plan to do so, watch this short video as Justin walks you through some simple steps to assist you. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS Zoom Rally #68 was conducted with topics covering more "what ifs" in the preparedness world. This is a time where preparedness attendees get to demonstrate knowledge and their planning mindset to discuss actions they may consider taking based on the exercise scenario. We also covered cover and concealment and how to apply it, especially in a threat situation. We then conducted our chatter that matters session. It was great spending time together for our weekly zoom rally. Thanks to those who attended.

Hope for Survival YouTube - HFS posted two new videos last week on the HFS YouTube channel at the below link. For the new Patriots you will find many helpful videos on canning, food preparedness, security and defense in depth, firearm safety discussions, canning meat, and other important topics. (5) Hope For Survival - YouTube

If you have not already, please consider subscribing to the HFS YouTube channel. We would appreciate your consideration. Because I still work a full time day job, time is limited and I have not been able to set up a routine schedule for recording and posting videos yet. Thanks for hanging with me. Share the link with family and friends. Thanks to everyone who subscribed in the past week few weeks.

HFS Mobile Training:

If you would like HFS to come to your community to conduct training classes or speak on the importance of preparedness feel free to contact me.

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HFS Digital Football Stick - In the event you have not been a part of the Thursday Zoom Rallies, read my books, or watched my most recent HFS YouTube video on the Digital football and how to build one, you can check it out here. While you are there consider subscribing to the HFS YouTube channel. Several folks asked me to do the video to explain how to do the digital football. Since then, several folks commented it was to hard or they didn't have the computer skills to do it. So, if we can get enough interest from HFS Patriots, I will get HFS monogrammed USB Memory Sticks and load the digital football on the stick for you and then mail them out to you. Then all you would need to do is scan all your important documents and load them in the prebuilt folders on the stick I would send to you. I can't tell you the exact price until I know how many memory sticks I need to order. But, we need at least 25 or more request for order. I would estimate for the stick and shipping it would run about $20 roughly.