About Jonathan Paine

Author Jonathan Paine

In Their Own Words – Gretchen Smith

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What first got you interested in Patriot Academy? I first heard about Patriot Academy from my friend and Team Policy debate partner. They were attending the same year and told me about it.  She convinced me that we should do it together! Was the experience what you had expected? Why or why not? No! Before […]

 

Justice, Right, and Rigths – Their Existence, Their Significance, Their Source

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Jonathan Paine Questions are an effective tool to prompt thought and discussion. However, unless they have an answer, their utility is extremely limited. For instance, if we’re cruising down the highway and I ask you what the speed limit is, that question might spark a deep conversation on traffic laws, safety vs. freedom, and the […]

 

Thomas Jefferson: Lives, Fortunes, Sacred Honor (part 3)

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Mark Cole It was once said that Winston Churchill “mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” The same could be said about Jefferson’s language in the Declaration, not only for its immediate purpose of 1776, but across the centuries. It is simply impossible to overstate the influence of Jefferson’s language and ideals set […]

 

In Their Own Words – Eliana Kernodle

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Every year, hundreds of leaders receive training from Patriot Academy. And every year that number is increasing! Through email updates, our social media, and the Patriot Press, we work to keep you informed about the impact that supporters like you are having through Patriot Academy’s work. It’s one thing for us to tell you about the […]

 

Thomas Jefferson: Lives, Fortunes, Sacred Honor (part 2)

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Mark Cole Jefferson entered the bar in 1767 and by the early 1770’s, he had already been elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. In 1774, he wrote A Summary View of the Rights of British America and meticulously laid out his case that the historic rights of the American colonists were being lawlessly usurped […]

 

The Forgotten Piece of the Syria Puzzle

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Patriot Academy Alumnus Jake McDonald In the wake of the latest chemical attack in Syria that killed nearly 75 people and wounded over 550 others, social media sites and online forum boards have become rife with self-proclaimed foreign policy experts. While the interventionism vs. isolationist debate has been had by many more smarter and more […]

 

Has the American Justice System Failed?

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Jonathan Paine What is Justice? In America, we have an entire system that is dedicated to this seemingly nebulous concept. We have people dressed in black robes who go by the name “Justice”. Statues have been built in honor of this ideal. The goal of every good lawyer should be justice for their client. Before […]

 

Brady Smith Discusses the Future of Patriot Academy

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Patriot Academy continues to have an incredible impact! Listen as Patriot Academy alumnus Brady Smith discusses the incredible growth Patriot Academy is seeing and the exciting summer of Academies that are in store for 2018!

In Their Own Words – Hannah Dekker

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Every year, hundreds of leaders receive training from Patriot Academy. And every year that number is increasing! Through email updates, our social media, and the Patriot Press, we work to keep you informed about the impact that supporters like you are having through Patriot Academy’s work. It’s one thing for us to tell you about the […]

Thomas Jefferson: Lives, Fortunes, Sacred Honor (part 1)

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Mark Cole On the obelisk marker of Thomas Jefferson’s grave at Monticello, you will find this engraving” A more complete epitaph could also note that Thomas Jefferson had been the Governor of Virginia, Ambassador to France, George Washington’s Secretary of State, Vice President and finally a two-term President of the United States. Truly, what Shakespeare […]

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