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What Can I Do?

As we have talked with people over the last couple years – usually in the setting of facilitating a constitution class - there is a common question that comes up.  The more we learn about the original intent of our founding fathers, the more we learn about how our form of government is supposed to work, the more we find out how messed up things are! ...

R.E.C.I.P.E. for Saving America

When I hear the word "Recipe", I tend to think of my Grandma's kitchen when I was a child. She would work in there for hours until all the goodness was ready and then the whole family would enjoy! The ironic thing, is even though the word "Recipe" evokes those memories, she never really used the recipe. She already knew how everything worked. She knew all the...

One Out of Five Stars- Checks and Balances on the Judicial Branch

The year is 1985.  With Christmas quickly approaching, you have been keeping an eye out for great gifts for those special people on your list.  You think of an item your sister might like – a new cassette player with auto-reverse, so she won’t have to physically take out the cassette tape to flip it and play the other side.  Wow, what a...

Who are Your Representatives and How Did They Vote? 

In the last article in this series, “The Voice of We the People”, we began a discussion about Congress.  We said Congress is designed to be the most powerful branch of our government, and is designed to be the branch where the voice of “We the People” is the loudest and most powerful.  Congress is also characterized by an amazing compromise designed...

The Real Hope of the World

As you know, here at Patriot’s Hope, we are normally busy pointing out things we can learn from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and ways to hold our officials accountable.  Today, however, we turn our attention to a far more important topic.  Today we celebrate a remarkable gift given to all mankind by Almighty...

The Voice of “We the People”

In the government our founders created and gave us, the voice of “We the People” is designed to be heard primarily through our representatives in Congress.  Our founders were very careful not to place too much governmental power in any one entity, but the majority of federal power they did create was vested in Congress.  It was created to be the most...
What Can I Do?

What Can I Do?

As we have talked with people over the last couple years – usually in the setting of facilitating a constitution class...

R.E.C.I.P.E. for Saving America

R.E.C.I.P.E. for Saving America

When I hear the word "Recipe", I tend to think of my Grandma's kitchen when I was a child. She would work in there for...

What Can I Do?

What Can I Do?

As we have talked with people over the last couple years – usually in the setting of facilitating a constitution class - there is a ...

R.E.C.I.P.E. for Saving America

R.E.C.I.P.E. for Saving America

When I hear the word "Recipe", I tend to think of my Grandma's kitchen when I was a child. She would work in there for hours until ...

One Out of Five Stars- Checks and Balances on the Judicial Branch

One Out of Five Stars- Checks and Balances on the Judicial Branch

The year is 1985.  With Christmas quickly approaching, you have been keeping an eye out for great gifts for those special people ...

Who are Your Representatives and How Did They Vote? 

Who are Your Representatives and How Did They Vote? 

In the last article in this series, “The Voice of We the People”, we began a discussion about Congress.  We said Congress is ...

The Real Hope of the World

The Real Hope of the World

As you know, here at Patriot’s Hope, we are normally busy pointing out things we can learn from the Declaration of Independence, the ...

The Voice of “We the People”

The Voice of “We the People”

In the government our founders created and gave us, the voice of “We the People” is designed to be heard primarily through our ...

Happy Thanksgiving from Patriot’s Hope

Happy Thanksgiving from Patriot’s Hope

"In such a state of things it is, in an especial manner, our duty as people, with devout reverence and affectionate gratitude, to ...

Broken Promises

Broken Promises

The destructive events of the last few weeks rolled around endlessly in Jina’s mind.  Everything she loved in her life had come ...

Little Johnny’s Dollars

Little Johnny’s Dollars

     If you’re a parent, you know that feeling you get when your child has been too quiet for too long.  At some point, something ...

The Value of the Constitution

The Value of the Constitution

I’ve heard a story of a grandfather who gave his granddaughter an old, dusty car that had been in his barn for years.  She was ...

Born to be a Car Thief

Born to be a Car Thief

     As Morris stepped on the gas pedal, the sleek, beautiful Ferrari leaped into the night.  He had done ...

Convention of States- Is it a Good Idea?

Convention of States- Is it a Good Idea?

In Federalist #45 of the Federalist Papers, James Madison, regarded as the Father of our Constitution, said, “The powers delegated by ...

Article 5- The Two Ways to Amend the Constitution

Article 5- The Two Ways to Amend the Constitution

When someone opposes something that I love or believe in, I sometimes find that I want to react on the defensive.  I may only have a ...

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

In July 1776, a new nation was born.  She was (and still is) a nation like no other.  Her birth was a direct result of the ...

Strengthen the Family through Reading (and a Free Audio Book!)

Strengthen the Family through Reading (and a Free Audio Book!)

Have you ever been sitting in your living room or around the kitchen table and the conversation turns to a book you've recently read? ...

The Murder of Limited Government

The Murder of Limited Government

It is all too painfully familiar.  Once again, our nation is reeling from a mass murder event.  Once again, we mourn the ...

Does Free Speech Still Exist in America?

Does Free Speech Still Exist in America?

As an entrepreneurial young American, imagine you are going to open a hot dog stand.  You make elaborate plans of how you will ...

How to Do More than Just Vote

How to Do More than Just Vote

This past week I received an email newsletter from iVoterGuide. When I read it, I knew immediately that this fit in exactly with the ...

Family Jurisdiction and Government Overreach

Family Jurisdiction and Government Overreach

“Let me show you my room, Daddy!”  The young boy’s eyes beamed with excitement.  He had been working on cleaning up all ...

Become a Constitution Coach

Become a Constitution Coach

“We in America do not have government by the majority – we have government by the majority who participate…  All tyranny needs to ...

What is the Significance of the Oath of Office?

What is the Significance of the Oath of Office?

Every one of us can probably recall many times when a cute little child wanted something…  maybe it was a tasty treat from the ...

Are “General Welfare” and “Necessary and Proper” Clauses Constitutional Exceptions to Enumerated Powers? 

Are “General Welfare” and “Necessary and Proper” Clauses Constitutional Exceptions to Enumerated Powers? 

Are there exceptions to enumerated powers? In several of our articles including, “What are Enumerated Powers”, and others, we talk ...

Help Send Young Patriots to Patriot Academy Leadership Congress

Help Send Young Patriots to Patriot Academy Leadership Congress

** Update! Tuition for all three of our Leadership students has been completely covered! We are blown away and humbled by the beyond ...

Can Americans Add New Enumerated Powers?

Can Americans Add New Enumerated Powers?

In our articles entitled, “What are Enumerated Powers”, and “Enumerated Powers Defined in the Constitution”, we discussed the ...

Does the Constitution Restrict American Citizens?

Does the Constitution Restrict American Citizens?

I remember the story of a High School Valedictorian who was planning his speech for the graduation ceremony.  The school said ...

Merry Christmas from Patriot’s Hope

Merry Christmas from Patriot’s Hope

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called ...

A Farmer’s Lesson on Holding Elected Officials Accountable

A Farmer’s Lesson on Holding Elected Officials Accountable

I have always liked stories of Davy Crockett.  As a Texan, in my mind, Davy Crockett will always be the legendary hero of the ...

A Democracy and Why We Don’t Want It

A Democracy and Why We Don’t Want It

“Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the ...

Enumerated Powers Defined in the Constitution

Enumerated Powers Defined in the Constitution

One evening I received a call on my old, out of date cell phone from my mobile phone company offering me an amazing deal.  If I ...

What are “Enumerated Powers”?

What are “Enumerated Powers”?

The first few words of the Preamble of our Constitution are likely familiar to us.  Those famous words begin, “We the People of ...

Encourage Each Other in the Truth

Encourage Each Other in the Truth

Encourage is the "E" in R.E.C.I.P.E. What did you think about history class back in school?  I am willing to bet your answer ...

The Importance of Prayer

The Importance of Prayer

Prayer is the “P” in R.E.C.I.P.E. Since even before our founding, we have always been a nation of prayer.  Our ...

Foundational Principles of the United States- What are they?

Foundational Principles of the United States- What are they?

Many times, people will speak with confidence about what they believe to be “Foundational” principles of our nation.  They will ...

What is Original Intent and Does it Matter?

What is Original Intent and Does it Matter?

"Intent" is the "I" in R.E.C.I.P.E. When we say "Original Intent", we simply mean going back to what the founders originally meant ...

The Truth is…

The Truth is…

"Correct" is the "C" in R.E.C.I.P.E. “God who gave us life gave us liberty.  And can the liberties of a nation be thought ...

You Can’t Defend Your Rights if You Don’t Know Your Rights

You Can’t Defend Your Rights if You Don’t Know Your Rights

"Equip" is the "E" in R.E.C.I.P.E. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed ...

Does Repentance Matter?

Does Repentance Matter?

"Repent" is the "R" in R.E.C.I.P.E. Will we Succeed as a Nation? In the winter of 1777, Benjamin Rush sat next to John Adams in ...

Why Jurisdictions Matter

Why Jurisdictions Matter

Imagine you’re having lunch at a local sandwich shop.  The County Sheriff walks in and orders a sandwich.  He proceeds to ...

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