By T.O. Morgan, D.C.
Dedicated to the Chiropractic Pioneers, Past, Present, and Future.
I am a chiropractic soldier. I fight medical degradation and ignorance about chiropractic. I have been taught by chiropractic warriors, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire. I am a volunteer in this army. No one made me go to chiropractic college, or practice chiropractic. I am enlisted for all eternity. I will either retire from this army, or be silenced by age, but I will never get out, sell out, be talked out or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable. I know I can be used by God in this work, and I am there. If there is a patient who needs to be adjusted, I am there. If there is a D.C. who needs the teaching and counsel I can give, I am there. If there is a leadership role for me, I am there. If there is no leadership role, God can still use me in this work, because I am there.
I believe that God gave the Palmers the innate principle in chiropractic; that it was given for His people, and that God has factored me in this true “Health Plan.” I believe that my purpose is to adjust and clear out my patients, and instruct them about health and where it originates. I locate subluxations, adjust, and teach hope in innate healing concepts – whether they are rich or poor, whether they pay or not, whether they are appreciative or not. I do not work for money and no one can pay me for an adjustment if I so wish. I am committed, so passionate, so anxious to correct the next subluxation that my healing persona attracts large numbers of patients who need my adjustments. I believe that each patient who comes to me is from God, and that I have His hope with me in the exactness of His innate intelligence, to heal and maintain normal physiology. I stand for, and speak out for this principle and never accept a secondary role when it comes to sickness or health. I believe that everyone should be tested for subluxations and adjusted for life.
I am not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to. I am a chiropractic soldier.
No one has to call me to the office. No one has to remind me, write me, visit me, entice me or lure me. I am a chiropractic soldier. Whatever it takes to put the chiropractic message across, I am ready; to give and get it done. I am committed to this duty and I never give up. I do not let anyone make me negative about chiropractic. I do not lose faith in innate or the adjustment because healing or pain relief is not quick enough. No one can degrade chiropractic without me taking a stand, I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around. When I signed up for chiropractic I had no money. If I end up with nothing, I will still come out ahead. I will win because I am a chiropractic soldier. My God has and will continue to supply all of my needs. I take credit for the mistakes I have made and suffer through my; symptoms when I have over stressed my body. I am committed to being a better adjuster, a better doctor, a better encourager, a better teacher and a better student of the chiropractic principle.
Health politics cannot defeat chiropractic. Leaders cannot disillusion me, they cannot merge, mingle or maim the chiropractic principle enough to make me quit. Fraudulent practices in health care cannot weary me. Insurance companies who devalue the adjustment and long term care, cannot beat me. Money cannot change me or buy me. Governments cannot silence me, I am a chiropractic soldier.
I was given chiropractic as a life’s work. I will be faithful. Even death cannot destroy me, for I will live on in my family and friends who are soldiers and in the memory of those whom God has led me to help, encourage and train in this army. Together we will never give up and we will never turn around. We will never settle for drippings from the medical table. We will never let our healing principle be lost into medical treatments for symptoms. We will never stop until there is true unity in our ranks. We will never stop vital research of the subluxation complex. We are soldiers. Here we stand.
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