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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #83

Fellow Patriots,

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #83. Thanks for being here. We are glad you stopped by to spend some time with us. We experienced weather that is wonderful here in East, TN. The leaves are golden and glisten beautifully each morning as the sun climbs out of darkness. The color has been spectacular. As the week moved forward and the rain arrived the leaves started falling like snow flakes drifting down. Soon we will be in the grip of winter. Are you ready? Have you rotated your summer to winter clothing in your back packs? Just checking.

If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional information offered through HFS.

Some changes are coming soon to Hope for Survival. The email and website will remain the same. The HFS Facebook page will move to PARLER and MeWe. This change is in process now. The HFS YouTube page will dwindle to a close and be relocated to either Rumble or Patreon. You can locate me on PARLER at Preparedness101. Once you message me I will connect and I plan to build a specific group file for HFS followers. You can also reach me on MeWe at Butch Erskine.

I'm still figuring these new platforms out as time permits. Times are changing quickly on social media platforms as Patriots are bailing on Facebook, Fox News, and twitter. As the saying goes, "elections have consequences" and Patriots and Conservatives are jumping ship on those who censored and blocked their 1st Amendment rights. I hope you are making plans and adjustments to the new playing field. So far, I have been impressed with PARLER and the up to the second updates on conservative news by Bongino, Nunes, Levin, DeSouza, Gorka, Bannon, Hannity, name a few.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS continues the Thursday HFS Zoom Virtual rallies weekly. We completed week #31 in our Zoom series and spent time digging deeper in to the software programs believed to be used by the Democrats during the 2020 election. We also discussed what is your line in the sand to be crossed that will prompt you to step out to defend our nation. Lastly we dove in to the "chatter that matters" segment which allows everyone to communicate and share thoughts on topics from all preparedness areas. Ms. Taz Lady briefed the group on her personal six month project testing Egg Glassing. You can more on this project in PENL #81.

If you have interest in attending a Thursday evening “Hope for Survival” Zoom virtual rally event please email me at to get on the distribution list for attendance information. This is a great group and platform to learn and build friendships. The virtual conference room access information will not be posted in open on the website for OPSEC reasons.

Moving along …

We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.

Ding, Ding, Ding...."Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site are not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay.) When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope."

Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...

Thoughts for the week

Happy Veterans Day to all you warriors from the past, present, and future. Those who took the oath and call of duty in some fashion and serve(d) this great nation in some capacity. Military, first responders, police, fire, ambulance, teachers, Government, City and Township servants. Everyone who has stood in the background year after year to ensure something was provided to others. Freedom. Peace. Response. Education, utilities such as your water and electricity. Communications. Many served in some capacity supporting others to provide for many. Thank you for your service to our great nation. I include spouses, parents, siblings, and children who watch(ed) their warrior walk out the door with a chance of never returning. I salute you.

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Over the past months and more so since the election, many Patriots are asking me the question "what is my line in the sand?" First and foremost, my line in the sand was signed in August 1982 when I took the oath to defend and protect our great nation. It still stands today as it does for many others. I know a few folks are dusting off their carbines and counting their bullets. Some are waiting for the bells to ring from the local square in town. Others are waiting for a letter in the mail or a post on Face Book. Okay, I'm being a tad sarcastic...a little bit.

Here is what I believe. That line in the sand is different for almost everyone. Few will be the same. A call to duty maybe? Who knows. But faith, family, and country, should weigh heavily in the decision to be made. Unless ordered to report for duty, one must weigh their priorities, pray, and soul search. Why? Once you step out the door you may never return home. This is not a reset like a video game. For those who witnessed the death and destruction on lands afar, you will understand what I'm saying. I'm not saying to not stand and defend our great nation. I'm simply saying it should be a last resort because once it starts there is no return to what many believe is a normal life. Death comes in all shapes and sizes and it isn't always about who has the biggest gun or the most bullets. As Sun Tzu said "90% of the battle is won before the war." Think about that.

So what do I suggest for today. Right now. Some of our legislators are on recess but should be returning to Washington D.C. very soon.. Look up their addresses and write them letters, visit their offices, call, and send non-threatening emails (unless a Democrat (kidding)). Form groups to go stand with signs outside their offices. Peaceful protest. DEMAND a full counting of all legal ballots and a full accountability of those responsible, top to bottom, who attempted to rig and rout this election. Remember, they work for us. Let them hear your concerns and demands.

Next, write a letter and email the Supreme Court. Tell them of your unhappiness and concern over what just happened in our nation and you want a full resolution in each states vote counting and if called up on to rule, you are counting on the Supreme Court to rule in this way. You can go to the Supreme Court site at or simply contact them at Supreme Remember, they are also paid by the tax payer and are available to legislate on existing laws, not make new ones. They are employees of the people. They do the peoples work. They answer you, me, and the citizens. So why are they dictating to we the people why pays their bill?

I would encourage you to do two additional things for yourself Purchase a copy of the book Saving the Constitution by Dr. Richard Proctor, and, go to Hillsdale College (online) and take the series of online classes titled Constitution 101. It's free and each class takes roughly 45 minutes to complete both the lecture and quiz. It is easy to say we are fighting or our Constitution but even better when we know and understand what the Constitution says.

Unless the stability of our Republic is threatened to the bring of collapse, we must utilize all avenues of resolution to their fullest, to include prayer. Right now I'm sure the legal fund to fight this fight could use donations.

While this process is unfolding, it will give each Patriot time to figure out, what is that line in the sand that draws you across. May peace and prayers be with you in your decision. And, if we meet in the town square some day as our line was crossed, I pray we all have one another's backs.

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I was doing some updates to the new HFS PARLER account and noticed a newsfeed on a recent article on Rush Limbaugh. Like him or not, it was disheartening to read the hate and vile comments people left in the message block. The man is dying and he commented on life and facing a cancer death sentence soon. Comments such as "you are doomed to hell" and "your cancer can't take you soon enough" and "I hope hell has a fan because you are going to need it." Hundreds of comments such as the ones above. This isn't about a difference in ideology. This is evil hatred towards another human being.

Anyone old enough to remember the birth of the Rush Limbaugh Show will remember how this new guy took the nation by storm. He was saying crazy things that others only said within the walls of their home. He built his platform in to a multimillion dollar per year broadcast. He was and has remained the voice of the Conservative movement. He educated millions of new listeners and prompted citizens in to action across our 50 states. Like him or not, he has been a Patriot and Warrior to the Conservative movement. His children's series teaching the founding and history of our nation can be found in many American households. He contributed in many ways for many years to better our great nation. I am not a regular listener to his daily show but I do respect his work and years of continued fight to defend the Constitution.


I had to make a quick run to Waynesville, NC to link up with a Patriot brother to discuss some business and as always, we linked up at Carolina Readiness Supply. Two of my favorite Patriots, Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill stood smiling and busy as ever. The store was pretty packed out and customers buying and loading up preparedness supplies. This is a great place to get good deals on your preparedness needs and also meet like minded Patriots. Matter of fact we met four new Patriots who will be joining HFS shortly. I also ran in to another Patriot Brother who I originally met at CRS back in the summer and have grown to be friends. Like Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill, he is also a Thursday evening Zoom participant. CRS is a great place to visit, hang around and chat preparedness with Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill. For those not connecting the dots, they are also the host of Heritage Life Skills held annually in Waynesville, N.C. I want to shout out a big "thank you" to the many Hope for Survival Patriots who bring their business to CRS. You can visit CRS at