We always liked the term “Team” because even as our family has grown as the Lord blessed with children, we have sought to be focused on the same objectives so everyone in the family is part of the team, instead of being a collection of individuals.
We have homeschooled our children from the beginning in order to protect them from the lies being propagated by our society. Over the last couple years especially, it has broken our hearts to see what is happening to our nation. The lies of modern culture have increased exponentially and we are seeing the effects of those lies on our neighborhoods and society around us.
The Declaration of Independence says that governments are instituted to secure rights endowed upon us by God, but now government is the very weapon wielded to enslave Americans and to attack those rights. With so much falling apart all around, where is the hope for the real patriot? Team Southerland believes strongly that hope for the modern patriot lies in returning to those truths from the Bible and the original documents upon which our nation was founded. We seek to bring those things to light for Americans, dispel the lies we have all been told, and offer a R.E.C.I.P.E, which we see as the way forward to seek healing for our land.
About Patriot’s hope
So many Americans are discouraged right now and do not know what to do about the condition of our country.
WHat we believe
Throughout the history of the United States, from the very beginning, we have enjoyed the wonderful benefit of God’s hand of blessing on our nation. He has intervened on our behalf many times throughout our history and made the difference between national prosperity instead of destruction. We desperately need God’s hand of blessing on our nation once again. If we take an honest look at God’s Word, I think we have to admit that we cannot expect God to continue to bless a nation that has so completely embraced wretched sins against Him. Our sins result only in God’s judgment. Fortunately, God’s Word is not silent when people, or even nations, find themselves lost in sin. When the Temple was completed in Jerusalem, God told his people what to do when they found themselves under God’s judgment. Let’s pray He will still honor the same for us. We simply cannot keep doing things God hates and then expecting or hoping for His blessing. We have to repent of our nation’s sins. Repentance is the first and most important ingredient in the recipe to save America.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14
We have all the resources our founders left us that give us the original recipe for how our nation was designed to work. However, these items have been removed from our educational systems and our public institutions. The great news is we simply have to open up those resources and read them, and share them with others in order to Equip Americans with proper education of our founders, our rights, and of our form of government. At Patriot’s Hope, part of how we do this is to host free, online Patriot Academy Constitution classes. We want all Americans to know how our government was designed to work. Our government officials are already sworn to support our Constitution – their oath is a prerequisite to them taking office! So, once we learn how things are supposed to work, then we can hold our officials accountable for sticking to the document they already swore to support. This system of the people holding their government officials accountable is not revolutionary or any change to the design of our form of government. It is part of the “Checks and balances” built into how we are supposed to work. Let’s get properly equipped with the right education and get busy!
“Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the constitution of his country, and teach the rising generation to be free. By knowing their rights, they will sooner perceive when they are violated, and be the better prepared to defend and assert them.”
– John Jay, First Chief Justice of The Supreme Court
There are many lies being told to Americans today. At Patriot’s Hope, we want to do all we can to correct those lies by sharing remarkable truths of the hand of God as seen in America’s founding, our history, the way our government was designed to work, as well as truths from the Bible that teach us about the nature of man, the nature of God, and the way God would have man to live. At Patriot’s Hope, we share truth to correct the lies. We share the truth from our founding fathers and the truth of our founding documents that tell the real story of the formation of our country. We share truth from the Bible. (“Thy Word is truth”, John 17:17) We share the truth of the principles our nation was built upon. However, we don’t want you to simply take our word for it. Take the things we write and check them with original documents. Check them against God’s Word, the Bible. If we messed something up, please show us our error from the Scriptures or from original documents. We want everything we write here to be consistent with the Word of God, and with the original writings and intentions of our founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson told us our nation’s liberties would not be secure if the conviction was removed that these liberties are the gift of God. That conviction has been removed from the hearts of Americans by lies told over recent decades of our nation’s history. The hope of the real patriot is for that conviction to be replaced so we know our liberty is the gift of God, and so our liberty can be secure once again.
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God?”
– Thomas Jefferson
intent of the founders
Part of our mission at Patriot’s Hope is to share powerful and entertaining resources and to connect readers with organizations that will help us seek out the original intent of the founders of our nation. The United States has long been the most successful nation in the world. What made us that way? Our original form of government made us successful, aided also by God’s hand of blessing since our form of government was built upon the principles of His Word, the Bible. The Declaration of Independence laid the foundational groundwork for what was important to us as a nation, and then our Constitution specifies the methodology to be employed to accomplish the limited duties of the federal government in such a way as to also provide protection of the God-given rights of Americans. Our Constitution is still in place, and all of our government officials are sworn to support it. As Americans, we need to commit ourselves to learn what it means – what it was originally intended to mean – and then hold our elected officials regardless of political party accountable to honor and obey it.
“On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit of the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“…with united hearts and voices, unfeignedly confess and deplore our many sins; and offer up our joint supplications to the all-wise, omnipotent, and merciful Disposer of all events; humbly beseeching him to forgive our iniquities, to remove our present calamities, to avert those desolating judgments, with which we are threatened…”
Continental Congress proclamation
Since our founding, America has long been a nation of prayer. Our history from the earlier days of our nation are literally full of proclamations like this one encouraging our people to repentance and prayer. During the days of the struggle for independence from Great Britain, Benjamin Franklin said they had daily prayers – and he tells us their prayers were answered! Several of the signers of our Constitution credit God’s hand for His Divine assistance in penning the document that built our nation and accounted for all the diverse interests represented there in the Constitutional Convention. During times of national trial, even as recently as World War II, our leaders led the nation in prayers for what we were doing. As a result, these times in our history have often been those where we have seen God’s hand at work on our behalf. Today, our nation is under severe, internal attack by those who hate our form of government. We need to become a nation of prayer once again! We find admonitions to prayer in the Scriptures, as well as in the words of our founders. Let us delay no longer, but seek the Lord, repent of our national sins, and ask God for His hand to once again deliver our nation from danger.
At Patriot’s Hope, we want to provide hope to the modern-day Patriot and we want us all to learn and be encouraged by the incredible stories of our national history. We hope you will enjoy hearing and seeing the way God has worked in amazing ways to provide for, and often to deliver, Americans from the threat of trouble. Over the last couple years, we have seen the American form of government attacked by those who hate it and those who would destroy our freedom. We have also seen, however, amazing stories that have clearly shown many American people still retain that fight in their heart that has always defined our nation. Unfortunately, these stories are not being told by the mainstream media, so we want to do what we can to let patriots know these great things are happening. As we find these encouraging stories, we will share them here and may we be encouraged together.
“The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.”
– Samuel Adams
Thank you for visiting Patriot’s Hope! Thank you for caring about our nation! We invite you to join us as we seek to follow the 6-step “R.E.C.I.P.E” to preserve our country and our American way of life.
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Hope for the modern patriot lies in returning to those truths from the Bible and the original documents upon which our nation was founded.
– Team Southerland