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Patriot Academy Applications by Kassie D.
October 15, 2008, 7:22 pm
Filed under: General

Here are the Patriot Academy applications for 2009. The dates for Patriot Academy 2009 have changed:

Senate (third year applicants only): August 3-8, 2009
House (including all freshmen): August 4-8, 2009

To apply for a Senate position, you must have attended two previous sessions of the Academy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Freshman Application – PA 2009

Alumni Application – PA 2009

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Moving Day by Hannah
April 3, 2009, 7:56 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Hello Patriots,

Now that the new Patriot Academy website has been launched under the leadership of our wonderful Governor Dulin, the Patriot Academy blog will be moving.  The new address is http://www.patriotacademy.com/blog, or you can just go to http://www.patriotacademy.com and click the “blog” tab at the top. If you subscribed to this blog via email, you will need to resubscribe at the new blog. See you there!



Happy Birthday! by Hannah
March 23, 2009, 7:02 pm
Filed under: General, News

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Happy Birthday to our Founder, Mentor, and general Hero, Rick Green!!! Having reached the ripe old – oops, I mean young – age of…well, you’ll have to guess how old he is!

Mr. Green, we wish you a very happy birthday, and many more fruitful years of serving Christ and the people of America.  We thank God for you and for your work at Wallbuilders and Patriot Academy. We love you!

We are indebted to Governor Dulin for getting the mugshot of Mr. Green from the post office bulletin board. Thanks, Governor!


PA Newsletter by Hannah
March 23, 2009, 6:51 pm
Filed under: General, News

THE PATRIOT PRESS

MARCHING TO THE DRUMBEAT OF FREEDOM

March 1, 2009    Vol. 2  Issue 5

Miss Becker Goes to Washington

While attending PA 2008, I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to attend AFP’s annual conference held in Washington D.C. last October.  My mother and brother were able to come with me so we went up a few days early to do some sightseeing.  We went to the Spy Museum, the Museum of Crime and Punishment, saw the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and went to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

The conference started Friday evening with the Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner which was attended by over 1200 people.  Along with the wonderful food, we heard from a great line up of speakers including George Will, John Stossel, Fred Barnes, Ed Meese, Dinesh D’Souza and the chairman, David Koch.  On Saturday morning everyone attended the large session where we sat by states.  There was a little friendly rivalry going on between Texas and Oklahoma as a big football game was happening that day!  The highlights from the session included speeches from Herman Cain, Fred Barnes, Steve Moore, Grover Norquist and John Fund, We heard reports from each state’s director and cheered loudly for Peggy Venable, head of Texas AFP when she gave her report!  The afternoon sessions had so many great sessions that is was hard to choose between them! Emerging Issues in 2009, Turning Ideas into Action, Students for Prosperity and Right Online blogger training, etc.

My favorite was a talk given by Ann McElhinney. (check out her website http://mineyourownbusiness-blog.blogspot.com) She was a reporter and had been a huge liberal.  One day she was reporting on the building of a new factory in a third world country and how it would seriously harm the environment and because of her veracious reporting, succeed in closing down the coal plant.  Little did she realize that because of her actions, the local townspeople were unable to get jobs in the factory and therefore remained in abject poverty.  She “saw the light” and is now a rock solid conservative.  She admonished us to stand firm and fight for our liberties; liberties her countrymen can only dream about.

Not only was that weekend a wonderful time to be with family, but it was also exciting to see that other people also believe in a fiscally responsible, limited government.  But above all, it was refreshing to meet so many people who believe that socialism is bad, very, very bad!

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Happy Birthday! by Hannah
March 18, 2009, 9:16 am
Filed under: General, News, Photos

Kathi Seay

With the most sincere apologies for falling behind in our posts, we want to wish a very belated but heartfelt “Happy Birthday” to Mama Seay, whose birthday appropriately enough was on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

Mama Seay, on behalf of all of the Patriots, thank you for investing so much in the future leadership of our country. Only in eternity will we know how much you have done for us, and for America. We love you, and pray God’s richest blessings on you in the upcoming year.



PA Newsletter by Hannah
March 18, 2009, 8:34 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

THE PATRIOT PRESS

MARCHING TO THE DRUMBEAT OF FREEDOM

Feb. 15, 2009    Vol. 2  Issue 4

What You Say Matters

I was speaking with a woman who is dear to my heart recently and she informed me that her father-in-law, who at that time had been in the hospital for five weeks, was being moved into the Cardiac Care Unit. Bob was doing alright, but the day before he had suffered a little bit of a heart attack. My first response (please go back and read the sentence that said he was alright) was to laugh. Saying someone had a little bit of a heart attack is like saying someone is in a bit of a coma or has a touch of Ebola. She conceded the point with a laugh as well but then admitted she wasn’t sure how to tell her daughters. One could be informed that Bob had a minor myocardial infarction and was now in the CCU and, due to her background she would know exactly what that meant and the ramifications. Her other daughter could have a panic attack over a hangnail. The topic had to be danced around.

 

 All of this is just a preamble into the fact that what we say and how we say it matters. Definitions are important. The audience also dictates how you should express yourself. Let’s look through some of the terminology surrounding the major issue of abortion. 

Do you know the difference between an abortion and a medical termination of a pregnancy? Most people use the two terms interchangeably. However, the majority of women who have had a miscarriage have the diagnosis of ‘spontaneous abortion’ or ‘incomplete abortion’ in their medical records. The difference and the point were driven home over a family dinner when the topic came up. My sister, who had recently suffered her second miscarriage, was very upset by the use of the word ‘abortion.’ It wasn’t something she had caused or chosen. Since that day I have been very careful to distinguish between abortion and medical termination of a pregnancy. The choice of words matters to your audience. 

The two main parties in the abortion argument are Pro Life and Pro Choice. If you are Pro-Life does that mean you are for life or anti-abortion? What I mean is, are the people who are for life concerned only with the time from conception through gestation and delivery? Or are they concerned with all life? Are they just as concerned with end of life care, DNRs, and passive suicide as they are with a fetus?

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The Founders on the Economy by Hannah
March 10, 2009, 9:33 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.”

–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval, 12 July 1816

“The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.”

–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821

“It might be demonstrated that the most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome.”

–Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 35

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.”

–Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 7 July 1785

“War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice.”

–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Pickney, 29 May 1797

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.”

–James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 21 January 1792

Quotes courtesy of The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)



PA Newsletter by Hannah
March 10, 2009, 9:14 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

THE PATRIOT PRESS

MARCHING TO THE DRUMBEAT OF FREEDOM

Feb. 1, 2009    Vol. 2  Issue 3

Abortion By Anna Becker

In 1973, a young woman named Norma McCorvey with two young women fresh out of law school, Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee, made history by taking the most important case in U.S. history to the Supreme Court.  The U.S. Supreme Court issued the ruling that legalized abortion on January 22, 1973.  “We recognize the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child. That right necessarily includes the right of a woman to decide whether or not to terminate her pregnancy . . .” (ROE, v. WADE, 410 U.S. 113).

Many people applauded this ruling since it finally gave women the freedom and liberty long refused them.  A woman has the right to choose in something that would affect her life so deeply.  Who, after all, knows better than she what would be best for herself and her future, and in the case of rape or incest, the woman should not be punished with a baby!  Additionally, it is not fair to the child to be brought up in a home where he is not wanted and loved.  Such conditions would only make a hardened criminal of him and place an added burden on society at large.  Roe v Wade finally gave women the right to be free and independent.

However, many girls who terminate a pregnancy by abortion erroneously believe that it is just a blob of tissue.  The Bible clearly disproves that belief and even medical science has proven that it is a living being.  By four weeks of age, a heartbeat can be heard and ears, eyes, and small hands are visible by the fifth week.  One of the Ten Commandments is that “Thou shalt not kill” Exodus 20:13.  In Ecclesiastes 11:5, an unborn child is clearly just that, an unborn child! “As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all” (Eccl 11:5). Adoptions are a viable alternative to abortions.  A woman, no matter how she became pregnant, has no right to “choose” to kill another human being. America has had approximately 50,000,000 abortions to date.  Just imagine how many future taxpayers, lawyers, doctors, and scientists we have ruthlessly killed.

Josh Davis was a swimmer in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the only man in the world to win three gold medals there.  His mother became pregnant out of wedlock and gave birth to Josh in 1972.  She later told her son that she would have aborted him if abortion was legal in 1972.  Abortion is murder and breaking God’s laws will never bring His blessing upon our land.  “In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.” Proverbs 14:28

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