I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.
June 14, 1954
"Remember, It was the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It was the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It was the Veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to fair trial.
It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag, who served under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC
"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
President Theodore Roosevelt
“Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
There is nothing quite so scary as coming face to face with your own
principles. Evil violence must be confronted with righteous violence. Only
violence will do. Nothing else works. Nothing else will get their
attention. The current generation of naive grass eaters insist that ALL
violence is bad. They are wrong. They have always been wrong. Even
Einstein was able to see that!
"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made possible for evil to triumph."