Since Apr 20, 1999
"If you love wealth more than Liberty, the tranquility of servitude more than the animating contest of Freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you.
May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget you were our countrymen"
"And may God have mercy on your souls!"
We will bury our dead, mend up our wounded, soothe and comfort the broken hearted, beseech our God ... and then we will come amongst them as a Lion amongst sheep.
Jeff Head, Sep 13, 2001
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Abraham Lincoln - April 6, 1859
Col Jessop: YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! Son we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieut. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury! You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives! And my existence, while grotesque, and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't want to talk about at parties, you want me on that wall! You need me on that wall! We use words like "honor", "code", "loyalty". We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline! I have neither the time, nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitle to!