1) Without an Auxiliary with broad and deep skills, the III at the Green will not prevail.
2) Without the III at the Green, the Auxiliary will die.
3) Remember the very simple definition of what a III Patriot is - He or She is willing to run, walk or drag his arse to the Green when it becomes necessary. By definition, the III Patriot means to be on the Green, whatever that may look like, to stand or fall in the opening volleys.
John Parker was suffering and dying of tuberculosis on April 19, 1775. He died of that horrible disease by the fall.
Dying of tuberculosis at the age of 46 is NOT sufficient excuse to keep any of us off the Green - not if we call ourselves III. If you are like me, by the age of 40+ you are well-past your 19-year-old prime physical condition. You've probably broken yourself up at least a little over the years. I've abused my body for decades in the martial. But none of that excuses us from our Duty. Indeed, if you are my age, you should already have come to terms with your mortality (something impossible for most 19 year olds) - giving us all that comfortable confidence of accepting that even if we fall, falling for a reason matters.
I am absolutely convinced that without a well-trained Auxiliary, winning this fight for Liberty is impossible. I am equally convinced that every single one of us, old and young, broken and busted and healthy and vibrant, have an absolute Duty to make their way to the Green when that day arrives. 70 or so were on Lexington Green. 15,000 and more were in the game to chase the British back to Boston within 24 hours.
By whatever means necessary, you must be there when we hit DefCon Black.
By whatever means necessary, you must acquire as many of the Shoot, Move & Communicate skills as possible before that day arrives. I do not care if you walk through a tactical training class. Get the training. I do not care if you currently can't hit the side of a barn with your sidearm - go learn to hit the barn, then get better through practice. I do not care if you still need to lose weight - waiting until you hit your "goal weight" simply is not sufficient reason to postpone training.
Max is teaching people. Matt has offered Lifetime Memberships to Front Sight in Vegas. Sparks offers Comms training. The sources for building skills, efficiency and proficiency are there, and affordable for anyone who wants it bad enough. We will all know when it is time to 'Go'. Between now and then, any excuse you may be using to avoid building your skills, is deficient.
I say this with all sincerity: Anyone not willing to stand and be counted on the Green on Day One has no claim to the title of III Patriot.
If you aren't there on Day One, I don't want to see you on Day Two. If you are there on Day One, and for whatever reason you must take a knee and catch your breath on Day Two - I've got no beef, unless you are taking a knee because you squandered this time that is available to you.