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Defender's Creed

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By way of John Farnam, from a friend of his in DOD . . .

The Defender's Creed

I accept and understand that human predators exist. Criminal or terrorist, they take advantage of our civilized society to prey upon the weak. They represent evil and must be confronted and defeated.

I believe that self-defense is a moral imperative, and that illegitimate force and illegal violence must be met with righteous indignation and superior violence.

I will not rely on others for the security of myself, my family and my community.

I proudly proclaim that I run with a like-minded pack. I do not amble through life with the mind-numbed herd.

I will train with my chosen weapons, maintain them and carry them in a condition of readiness at all times.

I will be mentally prepared and physically equipped to effectively respond to an attack or emergency.

I will constantly test myself against realistic standards to discover my strengths and weaknesses. I will turn weakness into strength.

I will seek to learn new skills and techniques, and then teach what I have learned to other members of the pack.

Be it with firearm or blade, empty hand or blunt object, I will hit my enemies hard, fast and true.

I will live a quiet and unobtrusive life, but I will develop and retain the capacity for swift and decisive violence.

I recognize that I am the modern equivalent of the traditional Minuteman, and that I may be called to service at any time against heavily armed enemies. I will respond effectively.

I accept that I am a pariah among some of my countrymen, and a quaint anachronism to others. I will not hold their ignorance against them.

I will win, or die trying.

I swear this creed before God, my family and my fellow citizens.
 
AMEN,
but carrying that thing around folded up in your wallet might not wash well with a jury of sheeple were you ever to exercise those self proclaimed god given rights..
all that angry rhetoric will get you brought up on thought charges
SSShhhhhh :p
 
SnakeEye said:
AMEN,
but carrying that thing around folded up in your wallet might not wash well with a jury of sheeple were you ever to exercise those self proclaimed god given rights..
all that angry rhetoric will get you brought up on thought charges
SSShhhhhh :p

I was thinking on the same lines. I think that creed is a thing of beauty.

But I know many people would be terrified by it. (At least untill your gun saves thier ass)

Arrrr

-Weer'd Beard
 
nice

Id like a large poster with that in my room or maybe an overly large bumper sticker.

-I will live a quiet and unobtrusive life, but I will develop and retain the capacity for swift and decisive violence-.

good stuff and very true in these crazy times.
 
At the risk of being presumptuous, I have modified this excellent document to reflect my personal level of adherence to its philosophy. Changes are noted in red.

The Defender's Creed

I accept and understand that human predators exist. Criminal or terrorist, they take advantage of our civilized society to prey upon the weak. They represent evil and must be confronted and defeated.

I believe that self-defense is a moral obligation, and that illegitimate force and illegal violence must be met with righteous indignation and superior legal violence.

I will not rely on others for the security of myself, my family and my community.

I proudly proclaim that I associate with a like-minded individuals. I do not amble through life with the mind-numbed masses.

I will train with my chosen weapons, maintain them and carry them safely and legally in a condition of readiness at all times.

I will be mentally prepared and physically equipped to effectively respond to an attack or emergency.

I will constantly measure myself against realistic standards to discover my strengths and weaknesses. I will turn weakness into strength.

I will seek to learn new skills and techniques, and then teach what I have learned to other responsible citizens.

Be it with firearm or blade, empty hand or blunt object, when threatened I will hit my enemies hard, fast and true.

I will live a quiet and unobtrusive life, but I will develop and retain the capacity for swift and decisive violence as required for self defense.

I recognize that I am the modern equivalent of the traditional Minuteman, and that I may be called to service at any time against heavily armed enemies. I will respond effectively.

I accept that I am a pariah among some of my countrymen, and a quaint anachronism to others. I will not hold their ignorance against them.

I will keep myself and my family safe, or die trying.

I swear this creed before God, my family and my fellow citizens.

Regards,
Chris
 
No offense taken Lynne! I'm just looking for balance. Putting these ideas in print is risky business. You are bound to suggest the wrong idea. It was noted above that such a document might become problematic in court. I was just trying to temper some of the more militant stuff. Maybe the way you read it, it is a bit too soft. I WILL, however mark my calendar because today, for the first time in my life, I have been called PC. With any luck, it will be the last...

Regards,
Chris
 
ChristosX said:
I WILL, however mark my calendar because today, for the first time in my life, I have been called PC. With any luck, it will be the last...

Regards,
Chris

[laugh2] [laugh2] [laugh2]

I understand Chris. I guess I'm just reaching the age where I'm sick and tired of worrying about whether my beliefs will get me into trouble because someone might take something the wrong way. When I first became a gun owner, I walked on eggs. I don't anymore. Not that I get in to someone's face and shove my beliefs down their throat, but I won't apologise for or soft soap my feelings anymore. But...that's me, and I've been cranky of late. [wink]
 
I agree with SnakeEye

I don't think I would walk around with a copy of this in my wallet. Don't get me wrong, It's a great commentary on having the proper mindset.

FWIW, I have a copy of the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights on the wall of my office.
 
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MrTwigg said:
I don't think I would walk around with a copy of this in my wallet. Don't get me wrong, It's a great commentary on having the proper mindset.

FWIW, I have a copy of the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights on the wall of my office.

And you're worried about the sort of message that a copy of The Defender's Creed might send?!? You've already labeled yourself as a dangerous radical, probably one of those militia wingnuts, who actually believe in that sort of extremist rhetoric. Why not a few pithy quotes from Thomas Paine, Sam Adams or that lunatic Jefferson to remove all doubt?

Then again, I actually carry a copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights around in my pocket.

Ken
 
Then I'm doomed.

KMaurer said:
And you're worried about the sort of message that a copy of The Defender's Creed might send?!? You've already labeled yourself as a dangerous radical, probably one of those militia wingnuts, who actually believe in that sort of extremist rhetoric. Why not a few pithy quotes from Thomas Paine, Sam Adams or that lunatic Jefferson to remove all doubt?

Then again, I actually carry a copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights around in my pocket.

Ken

Now I'll have to gome up with a signature phrase worthy of a "dangerous radical militia wingnut who actually believe in that sort of extremist rhetoric."

[thinking] [devil] [iwojima]
 
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