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RE: Uncle Sam's Short List ~
Date: 4/26/2009
From: Steve

With regard to being on Uncle Sam's Short List, that is an excellent article/commentary. I am also a multiple offender and am often reminded of the following quote.

"You need only reflect that one of the ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go around repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence." - Charles A. Beard, 1935, American historian

Re: Another Bush Requiem ~
Date: 2/8/2009
From: Private

Bush did not stay true to his values. The values "We the people" elected him for!

The next 4 years are going to be very interesting!

Re: Child Help and Anti-Child Pornography ~
Date: February 27th 2005
From: Krista Rossow
To: [Guestbook]

In defense of Jock Sturges, an intelligent, kind man and talented photographer, I would like to say that I have met and worked with Jock as an assistant and he does not produce child pornography. He photographs families who are part of nudist colonies, mostly in Europe, where nudity is seen as a beautiful and natural state. He has the utmost respect for his models, who he considers friends, and would never photograph a model in an inappropriate way, especially a child.

I am shocked to see his beautiful books on your list of child pornography books. Obviously you do not know this man and have never tried to learn anything about the work which he does. I do not support child pornography in any way and can decipher the difference between a beautiful portrait of a nude child and child pornography!

[Ed. Note: How very "open-minded" and "tolerant" of you.

The spiritual malaise and moral breakdown of the European continent is a subject of much commentary in Conservative circles in American academia and intellectual circles these days, especially as they are struggling against the onslaught of fundamentalist Islam which is feeding off this cultural and moral rot on that continent.

That being said, the same declining standards of decency in American culture; the Post-modernist moral relativity evident in your comments, are even now being resisted in the cultural arenas of the American nation today, lest we slide as well into the same cultural malaise of the Europeans.

I am familiar with Jock Sturges "work." I am also familiar with the the child crimes units of the American law enforcement community. What you term "a beautiful portrait of a nude child" mirrors closely the material that has been found in the possession of more than one child predator and a fine line the exploitation of children who are too young to ascertain themselves what is right and wrong at the hands of warped adults with a camera.]

Child Help and Anti-Child Pornography ~ Salem The Soldier's Homepage

Date: 98-03-29
From: (susan m baker)
What was that on the screen? Welcome mom with a rose? Amazing--Now the parent learns from the child.
I could not Email you from your site. I had to back out to my mail server. But you are worth it.
So, here is your posting,
To Michael Anthony, an award for perseverance, and living his life with interest in his fellow traveler. In honor of your work with family, friends, and church. I applaud your life.
With complete support from Mom, Love and Hugs

So what do you expect? It's from my Mother! Thanks for writing, Mom!

Date: 98-02-16
From: * (Anthony Baker)


I printed out your page and it will be stuffed into the book. I could show a copy of the book to the local Christian Bookstore and see if they would buy some copies. Congratulations Internet Warrior!


Anthony D. Baker
Biology Stockroom Manager
Department of Biological Sciences
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521

Hey, what do you expect? He's my Brother! He's a college boy. "Internet Warrior." I like that. Thanks for writing, Bro'!

Date: 98-02-16 01:24:39 EST
From: (Jonathan Baker-Ortiz)

Okay Mike I have looked at your page and.....very impressive. Alot to read it's a novel unto itself. Nice pics pretty good format. But if you want a critique, in my experience surfing the net, the pages that stop me and make me interested the most are the ones that say what they have to say in the least words. Summerize the opening page (home page), then if the person or persons are interested have an address that takes them to the more detailed information you have on the front page now. Sort of like having a grabber that makes the reader want to see more if they are interested.

Otherwise congratulations!!!! You are now an internet advertiser.....have you sold many copies yet???

Hope all is well. I hope your book does well and congratulations again. Say hello to everyone from all of us on this end.


So what do you expect? He's my other Brother! Major revisions to Salem's Homepage since this letter! He's another college boy, a Teacher. Thanks for writing, Bro'!

Subj: Web Site
Date: 98-06-18 23:49:48 EDT

Mike, This evening I took the time to really explore your web site and all I can say is thank you. Thank you for your faithfulness to what God has called you to do. Thank you for your faithfulness in the offensive maneuvers as a warrior for The Most High Living God!!! You bring glory to Him who deserves it. Well, done!!!

In His Majesty's Service,
John H. Smith

What a truly wonderful letter, Sergeant Smith! And as a member of the American Law Enforcement community, and coming from a man of such standards, your comments and encouragements are that much more valuable. What a priceless treasure!

Website: John H. Smith

Date: 98-06-27 13:20:46 EDT
From: Pan VII

Dear Mike,

You are going to be a truly formidable force on this earth if you continue exercising yourself in the Word of God. . . .

Best Regards Always,


Thanks, Dave! Anybody who has been through Salem's website knows who Dave is. He knows his way around a spiritual battlefield more than anyone else I have met and is a valuable mentor, helping perfect in my writing those things which Salem the Soldier and the Special Forces are all about. He continues to wield an incredible amount of influence within my sphere of operations.

Website: God's Secret Place

Subj: Website
Date: 98-07-19

May the Lord continue to bless you, and your ministry! Great Website.....

"Peace be to this house."

In His Service,
Linda Miller

Well, thanks, Linda! What a wonderful letter! Same to you!

Website: Welcome to Linda's House & Redemption

Subj: Welcome Aboard!
Date: 98-08-08 06:53:34 EDT
From: (Doris E. Howie)

Hi, Michael -

Welcome to the CAPstone WebRing! I've just spent a wonderful half-hour browsing your site, and thought it deserved OHzone's Authors/Publishers award, so.... here it is. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant!...."

Richest blessings, my friend!

Doris Howie

Well, thanks, Doris! My very first official website award! All right! All due credit to the Lord for this gift of writing and artistic ability, of course. But still, what a wonderful thing!

Doris is the administrator of the CAPstone Web Ring, a web ring for writers, authors, and publishers.

Website: OHzone: "Where Christian Writers Meet"

Subj: Always
Date: 98-09-01 18:37:00 EDT
From: (James Baxter)

Well done, Michael. Straight ahead.
Jim B.
+vincit veritas+
Joel 3:14

Thanks, Mr. Baxter! Such a simple and straightforward letter from a man of your caliber and military service is a wonderful and honorable thing. I will continue to try and keep the sacrifices that your generation made at the fore-front of the minds of the people of my generation, the recipients of the freedom that our elders paid such a dear price for (and sometimes take advantage of). Semper Fidelis, Marine. Never surrender.

Website: Man: The Choicemaker . Mr. Baxter also sent me his testimony: J. Baxter Testimony . If you are a member of my generation and never had to go to war, I strongly suggest you read it!

Re: Salem's U.S. Government Page
Date: 9/28/98 11:01:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: (Michael Swofford)

You have a charming site, light on hate, and heavy on cornball sentiment. . . .

. . . Oh well, I still like your style, and if you can stand to share the country with me, I'll tolerate you.

Michael Swofford

Haa, haa! Come on, Mike! That "cornball sentiment" by and large made this nation what it is today! But hey! Someone whose political philosophy is so different from my own (letter edited for space) coming on board here and saying they "like my style" is a wonderful thing! Thanks for writing!

Subj: Army of God
Date: 4/5/99 9:21:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: (Bill Carrigan)


I would like to commend you on your site. I am in complete agreement with you on the tactics of the Army of God. Even though over 32 million unborn babies have been murdered, we are not given the authority by God to strike back or to kill one abortionist. If we do, how do we claim we hold to the sanctity of God. Our warfare is a spiritual one. Eph 6:10-17, 2 Cor. 10:3-5

I am now linked to your article at:

May our Lord Jesus bless you in your ministry.

Bill Carrigan

Thanks, Bill. That was a tough issue to deal with and I appreciate your taking the time and initiative to write and tell me how you feel. There's not too many people willing these days to stand up within the Church and take such a position. God bless you for that!

Subj: A Visitor passing by, Via Voice in Wilderness
Date: 6/30/99 5:56:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time
From: DLee51933

Great web site. . . full of good research materials. If you have a mail list informing new items on your page. . . fell free to put my screen name on it. . .

Got your site address from your article in Voice in the Wilderness publication online. Sure something to think about, I have you now in file to visit more often. Thanks so much for being out here in this mess of WWW interchange ;-)

Don L. Ferguson in Alabama

Thanks, Don! What a great letter! I hope Salem the Soldier's Homepage will always be a source of inspiration and insight, not only to you, but everyone else who stops by!

Subj: Web Link
Date: 7/11/99 11:06:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Dear Michael,

I was recently directed to your web site for local law enforcement in the Southern California area and was very impressed. I am a police officer with the city of Santa Ana in Orange county. I am also a member of the board of directors of the Santa Ana Police Officers for CHRIST. Would you consider adding our web page to your directory. Our address is . I will be adding a link on our page to your web site.

Please visit our web page and sign our guest book. Feel free to contact us at our e-mail address if you have any questions.

Thank-you for your concern and for the wonderful Law Enforcement web page you have built.

Rick Ashby

Thanks, Rick! It's a great honor to hear that my efforts to support the Christian men and women of the American professional law enforcement community has, and is, being of some service. It's a wonderful thing to be linked to such a great website also! God bless the COPS!

The Author

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