Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CAMP DAVID:  Security

WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM

        YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you remember
IF MONEY IS YOUR HOPE FOR SECURITY, YOU WILL NEVER HAVE IT.  THE ONLY SECURITY A MAN WILL HAVE IN THIS WORLD IS A RESERVE OF KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND ABILITY - Henry Ford

YET ONE THING SECURES US WHATEVER BETIDE, THE SCRIPTURE ASSURE US THE LORD WILL PROVIDE - Sir Isaac Newton


Camp David, the country retreat for the President of the United States, is located 62 miles north northwest of Washington, DC, it is staffed by the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Marine Corps.  Several such camps were built,  one in North Carolina for the builders of Fontana Dam.  I stayed there in a hostel on the Appalachian Trail.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT OUR NATION'S SECURITY AND DEFEATING TERRORISM TRUMPT ALL OTHER PRIORITIES - Arlen Specter


MAIN LODGE, CAMP DAVID
Three fences surround the 180 acres of Camp David.  The camp has it's own golf green, driving range, movie theater, swimming pool and bowling alley.  The best perk for all the presidents is that no press is ever allowed.  It is guarded first by park rangers, then by the marines and, of course, by the Secret Service.

BEAUTY IS A RADIANCE THAT ORIGINATES FROM WITHIN AND COMES FROM INNER SECURITY AND STRONG CHARACTER - Jane Seymour


FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Camp David was first used as a presidential retreat when FDR's doctors said that the White House was too hot, that the president needed a cool-weather retreat.  Because the temperature in the higher elevation was always ten degrees cooler than DC, FDR found his "Shangri-La", as he named it.  FDR made twenty-two trips to his mountain kingdom, named after one of his favorite novels.  When asked where the planes came from that flew off the USS Hornet to bomb Tokyo in World War II, he said they came from "Shangri-La". 

MAN MAINTAINS HIS BALANCE, POISE, AND SENSE OF SECURITY ONLY AS HE IS MOVING FORWARD - Maxwell Maltz 

ASPEN LODGE
Camp David is even safer than the White House.  In addition to the protection of the three services and the large fenced in area, there are large, reinforced underground tunnels.  This is where President Bush was taken on the attacks of 9/11.  Every cabin in Camp David is named after a tree, Laurel, Hickory, Birch and Dogwood.  Elm is home to the Secret Service and the Presidential cabin is Aspen.

A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME UNLESS IT CONTAINS FOOD AND FIRE FOR THE MIND AS WELL AS THE BODY - Benjamin Franklin

REAGAN AND GEO. H. W. BUSH
Eisenhower loved the retreat and christened it after his grandson David.  Ronald Reagan made 187 trips to Camp David, George W. Bush actually spent a year of his two terms at Camp David.  Bill Clinton said because of his allergies he couldn't go to Camp David.  When he learned there would be no press, his allergies were cured.  Barrack Obama frequents the retreat also.

THE FISHERMAN KNOWS THAT THE SEA IS DANGEROUS AND THE STORM IS TERRIBLE, BUT THEY HAVE FOUND THESE DANGERS INSUFFICIENT REASON FOR REMAINING ASHORE - Vincent van Gogh

FORT RANDOLPH
TIMES CHANGE - AT ONE TIME THIS FORT WAS SECURITY

MAY GOD KEEP YOU AND YOURS SECURE

GOD BLESS AMERICA

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