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The Man in the Arena

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote, “The Man in the Arena” from his speech, “Citizenship In The Republic” has long been associated with Special Operations Forces. Special Forces recently created a video depicting their unique capabilties as a narrator recites the quote.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Teddy Was an NRA Life Member

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

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You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Friday, November 29th, 2013


I spent last week in San Antonio visiting with Hodge Defense. Naturally, I had to take a little time to see the sights. One thing that is a must-see is the Menger Hotel Bar. It’s one of the recruiting sites for the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry aka Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. Apparently, TR would stand at the end of the bar and recruit the men, with enlistment documents being signed upstairs in the bar ‘s loft. The Menger is also the site of the first demonstration and sale of barbed wire in 1876 which ended the free range era.

If you’re ever in San Antonio, make sure you drop by the Menger Hotel. It’s right across the street from the Alamo.