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 components that needed to be brought together, and how to bring them together to achieve the desired (delicious) result – regardless of what she was making! Even if some unexpected thing happened, she knew how to adjust and correct the problem and still get to the intended result. She certainly had all the recipes and cookbooks on hand in the cabinet somewhere, but those mostly sat there for reference and were largely not needed because we had an expert!
Our Grandparents Knew
In many ways, I think that is what has happened in our country. Our grandparents (and their parents and grandparents before them) knew how this country worked. They knew the components necessary for the American system of government to work as planned. For generations, it was well understood by so many that it escaped our attention. At the same time, those who hate our form of government have been removing those old, trusted recipe books from educational systems and public institutions so that modern generations have never developed that expertise that Grandma enjoyed. Now things are going wrong – way wrong – and we don’t know what to do. Things that would have been easy for previous generations to adjust and fix now leave us perplexed, and losing a war to keep our country. We lack the knowledge of how that recipe was supposed to come together. So many Americans are discouraged right now and do not know what to do. The wonderful news is that Grandma’s recipe books, and her Grandma’s, and all the books all the way back to the founders themselves – are still available! What’s more is that the Constitution our founders gave us naturally protects us from the things which threaten, and this Constitution is not only still in place, but all of our leaders at all levels and regardless of political party, are all sworn to support it! That means the solution is readily available – we just have to get back to the original recipe and implement the corrections our founders called for.
There is Hope for Saving America
At Patriot’s Hope, we sincerely want to impart hope to those who love America, and we believe we have the “Recipe” for seeing things get better, based on the very Word of God, and on the original recipe books of our nation’s founders. May we repent and turn from the sins of our nation, become equipped for the work of restoration of our country, correct the lies that have permeated our society, inform Americans with materials faithful to the original intent of our founders, return to being a nation of prayer, and encourage one another with amazing stories of patriotism throughout our history. We feel these things will help Americans love our country again, and equip Americans to stand up for our way of life and our proper form of government. Will you come with us on this journey and follow the same original recipe? We are looking forward to sharing the wonderful meal of celebration with you! Thank you!
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. We need to get back to our legitimate system of limited government, under our legitimate Constitution!
“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
On July 20, 1775, the Continental Congress made a proclamation urging the colonies to,
“…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 “Recipe” to preserve our country and our American way of life.