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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #96

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #96. Thanks for stopping in to spend a bit of your valuable time to read the PENL. I realize your time is important and having you here on the Hope for Survival website means a great deal. We don't take your time for granted and appreciate you coming back week after week for 96 straight weeks.

The week started with Ms. Lucy and I returning to our home in East TN for the weekend and to find a bit of snow in the Tennessee hills. It was beautiful to see. We are surrounded by the Smokey Mountains and they are beautiful when snow capped. We had a day or two to relax and adjust to being home again. Granted being here part time the past eight years means we always have something to do here to try and keep the place caught up. We do take time to enjoy and appreciate our surroundings.

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

Thursday Zoom Rallies – We had Zoom Rally series #41 as HFS continues the Thursday night series discussing preparedness related topics like gardening, building preparedness groups and leadership to name a few. We also continued our discussion on "things we should be doing" at the local level to take back our great nation. I want to give a big shout of thanks to our special guest who joined us on short notice to share their personal preparedness journey and how their faith and the Hope for Survival book helped guide them on their path to be better prepared. We also discussed the importance of leadership in the home and community. I will address these suggested steps below in my thoughts for the week. I appreciate everyone who attended and participated in conversation on the topics covered. We continue moving forward on group building in multiple states and regions. If you wish to attend a Zoom Rally monitor the website for each weekly notification for the upcoming meeting.

I'm really pleased with the ongoing HFS preparedness group meetings and growth the teams are showing through their meetings and team building. Localized team growth and training is essential to develop individuals and team skills. Thanks for the team reports and agendas you are providing back to me. Keep up the great work.

Mark your calendar for May 21-23, 2021, and make plans to attend Heritage Life Skills in Waynesville, NC. If you have never attended this event it is a must for the serious preparedness minded individual and family. This event is sponsored by Carolina Readiness Supply. Be watching for CRS to start sign ups coming soon.

Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:

Facebook – Hope for Survival

YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival

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You can watch the most recent HFS YouTube video, HFS February 2021 Update, posted this week at

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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 is 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. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. 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.

As HFS continues to grow, I believe it's important to remind everyone respect and honor is important to the HFS family and mission. We welcome everyone aboard and hope you find a comfortable place to hang around and learn preparedness. I know you will find the HFS family offers some amazing people. With multiple platforms (Zoom, Signal, and Comment section in articles) to interact with other HFS members, I remind everyone to treat one another with respect. We all come from different backgrounds, ages, experiences, and desires. Disrespecting, demeaning or intimidating comments will not be tolerated on any account.

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

Thoughts for the week

On this morning I am watching out the window as the sun rises over the East Tennessee mountains. It is a work of our creator and beautiful beyond words. How could something so peaceful, powerful, and beautiful be shining over a nation with so many issues and problems. Over the past months and specifically recent weeks I have wondered internally "why" and "how can we fix the problem?

We must all admit we didn't get to this point overnight and we must also admit we have stayed busy in our own life and let this current course take shape and fall in to place. We are so busy and involved in our own life and basically ignored happenings taking place without minimal effort to step out and say "enough is enough." We mainly vented and expressed our displeasure while ending our day in our favorite evening position. A recliner, a remote control, and our eye lids partially opened.

From our education system to our national debt. Laws and movements changing the moral fabric we grew up taking for granted. Admit it, we have taken many of our liberties as a given and believed they would always be as we grew up with. Right? We once could agree to disagree with a family member or neighbor and still share dinner and laugh. Today families and friends are at war over politics and the direction of our nation. We are divided to the point many talk of a civil war in our great nation.

Many citizens hid behind the walls of a church and believed they would be protected and hidden from the evils outside in the communities. The belief that the separation of church and state would always protect them from the government. How did that work out for this mind set? Now many churches are 501C3 organizations receiving tax benefits from the same government they hide from. Oh, accept the 501C3 benefit and the government will tell you how to run your church and what you can do and not do based on moral rights of what the government deems appropriate. How has this worked out? The Sunday message must conform with government laws and policies and not scripture interpretation of the message giver.

Currently the new administration is signing Executive Orders as fast as the ink will flow. Roughly 50 in 20 days. One specific EO of concern is EO 12333. This EO signed on December 4, 1981 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan, was an Executive Order intended to extend powers and responsibilities of U.S. intelligence agencies and direct the leaders of U.S. federal agencies to co-operate fully with CIA requests for information. The 911 Commission introduced recommendations to allow the CIA to work and share information with the FBI on domestic related cases. By law the CIA is forbid from operating on US soil. The new effort to the existing EO is to expand previous allowances to use all government agencies to target US citizens as domestic terrorist threats. Several states are taking action to prevent federal laws from impacting or diminishing 1st and 2nd Amendment rights as written in the US Constitution.

Over the past months and more specifically the past month the HFS Thursday Zoom group continues talking about a direction citizens can take to change the direction of the nation. We previously had Sheriff Mack (Ret-AZ) as a guest speaker to discuss the role of the Sheriff in the county and the over reach of the Federal Government in to state business and the rights of private citizens.

The time has arrived when citizens can no longer live on cruise control and must step out to get involved. Most alternative news sites are voicing the same direction as what I'm about to suggest to you. and have been suggesting for the past six months. Get involved at the local and state level. Things you should consider doing:

- Make sure your home is in good order before going to the community to tell them how messed up things appear to be.

- Understand the power of your voice and vote