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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #97

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #97. I appreciate you being here. Thanks for stopping in. I know your time is valuable so having you here on the Hope for Survival website means a great deal.

I hope you and your special one enjoyed a blessed Valentines Day and weekend. Hopefully you picked her some wild flowers and cooked her some dehydrated pasta and chicken or freeze dried spaghetti to make her smile. I bet she loves you for the effort, huh? Maybe carve her name in a tree instead of buying a $10 card at the local corner mart. Let me know if it worked out okay. If the dehydrated meal worked for you I will try it on her birthday. Maybe set the two person tent up in the living room and make a cardboard Motel 6 sign to hang on it. Sounds like a plan.

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 #42 as HFS continues the Thursday night series discussing preparedness related topics like gardening, building preparedness groups and leadership to name a few. This weeks special speaker, Writing With Fire, taught first aid and wound care to the attendees. Outstanding. Excellent information and presentation. Thank you much W--W-F. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in conversation on the topics covered. For those who departed early the last hour was spent discussing communications, antennas, and satellite phones. Great information offered by those participating. 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.

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:

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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

I must start this week out with my condolences to Rush Limbaugh who passed away from cancer. Agree with his voice or not, Rush was a true Patriot who loved our great nation. Some of you may not have been born when Rush busted out on the AM radio scene in 1987. I remember the first time I heard him on the air. I asked "who is this guy" to the owner of the radio on the filing cabinet at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, Montana. Big, bold, matter of fact type voice busting through the speaker from the AM radio station. President Reagan once told Rush "you have taken my place as the voice to the conservative party. He was the voice of opposition to Bill Clinton. He was the trailblazer who opened up the airwaves to alternative voice across the conservative platform. No matter how hard the liberals tried, they could not bring down Rush Limbaugh. It would be interesting to know how many left leaning radio voices failed from the day Rush started on the airwaves. Any and every voice you hear today on conservative radio should thank Rush Limbaugh.

Rush was so often ahead of the story. Folks who hated Rush would blast him for his topics and words without researching the driving force behind the story when Rush would air it to the world. One particular topic was the "Barrack the Magic Negro" song that surfaced around 2008, give or take, and was used during commercial breaks on the EIB Network. Fire was lit and the loaded torpedoes seemed to never run out. The other side of the story was Rush did not write the parody nor was it aimed at Barrack Obama. The song and title was originally authored by a liberal Los Angeles news writer. and then discussed in Obama's hometown newspaper. Most never heard the story and simply blasted Rush as the racist.

What you don't hear are the stories of Rush's generosity and kind heart. We heard about the annual fund raising events for cancer and MS. Rush and his followers raised millions of dollars for special causes. There was another side of Rush he didn't want broadcast or shared. That being his efforts to reach out and help everyday Americans struggling to survive. Often time this was veterans and children of deceased Veterans. He was big with the Wounded Warrior Foundation. The list goes on. Rush was a great motivator and visionary.

Mr. Limbaugh, sir, you will be missed. Thank you for the many years of direction and guidance to our great nation. We now must take the lessons you taught us and carry your torch forward. Blessings to your family and friends.

NC Scout posted some great words after the news of Mr Limbaugh's death hit the news wires today. From NC Scout:

"With a heavy heart, Rush, we wish you a farewell. In your dying days, still on the radio, you spoke words of staunch encouragement, leading by example, to those committed to the greatness of this Nation to never, ever give in. Never back down. And never give up."

Valuable words offered by our Patriot Brother Festus

Let's all commit to doing the same. Our circumstances, abilities, and actions will differ somewhat from each other but the resolve to be our best, do our best and never give up should be the same in all of us.

The adversities we face will require different actions at different times. As we have been saying at HFS for many months..... take the time and energy to know yourself, stay balanced in every area of life (mental, physical, and spiritual), prepare steadily in a balanced way, help each other when opportunities present themselves.

None of us can do everything. But all of us should be doing something in both preparing ourselves, our families, and communities for whatever may come our way AND working to know, defend and promote the federal and state constitutions in our communities. If we don't do both, can we look our kids and grandkids in the eye and say we did everything we could for you?

This is a lot to put on ourselves. It's a lot of mental and physical work. Personally I would much rather be helping my kids, spoiling grandchildren and enjoying my homestead and generally enjoying retirement after navigating a long hard road of working and raising a family and keeping the bills paid. But God has put me here at this time and place and with a burden on my heart for a reason, for such a time as this. I don't want it. I didn't ask for it. But here it is. Here we are.

It's been said that God does not give us more than we can handle. Looking back over my life I know that is true but at various times He sure did stretch and mold me. He took me behind the woodshed a time or two. At times it HURT. Look back and identify times in your life when you were challenged, encouraged, disciplined, and provided for. Use those and know that God always fulfills His promises. In His timing, not necessarily ours (darn it!).

We face a long and difficult road in this country. But remember, God does not give us more than we can handle, He fulfills His promises, and He is still in the miracle business. Also know that we cannot do God's part and He will not do our part. The sea did not part until by faith Moses put his foot in the water. If we take action in faith He will take care of the rest.

Lets follow Rush's example by blazing new paths, give God the glory, and never give up."