At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old
baseball players aside and asked,
'Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?'
The little boy nodded in the affirmative.
'Do you understand that what matters is whether we win or lose together
as a team?'
The little boy nodded 'yes'.
'So,' the coach continued, 'I'm sure you know, when an out is called,
you shouldn't argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him a
pecker-head. Do you understand all that?'
The little boy nodded 'yes' again. He continued, 'And when I take you
out of the game so another boy gets a chance to play,
it's not good sportsmanship to call your coach 'a dumb xxx' is it?'
The little boy shook his head 'NO'. ' GOOD', said the coach. 'Now go
over there and explain all that to your grandmother.'
Let not the rifles of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots.
Fortes Fortuna Javat