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The False Dilemma

Jonathan Paine Sometimes in the realm of policy debate, you feel like you’re standing on a sinking ship. One side is arguing that the boat is going under, the other side is arguing that the ship is just fine and will continue to float. While you’re standing in the middle trying to make the point […]

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Richard Henry Lee: Lives, Fortunes, Sacred Honor

Mark Cole Ah, Virginia. What would America be without the men of Virginia?  What would America be without Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe – not to mention George Washington? Most likely America as we know it would not even exist were it not for Virginia and the men of Virginia.  And just […]

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Congress Knows Best

Jonathan Paine Do you know what’s best for you? Do you know what you need, what you can live without, etc.? Of course you do! Deep down each human desires individual autonomy. Now, since you know what’s best for yourself, does that mean you know what’s best for everyone else? Obviously not! This is patently […]

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In Their Own Words – Mary Fioravanti

Every year, over 300 young 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 […]

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George Wythe: Lives, Fortunes, Sacred Honor

Marc Cole Though the name of George Wythe is not that well-known today, during the era of the march towards independence, he was one was one of the most revered men in America. Just as John Witherspoon was America’s pastor and Benjamin Rush was America’s doctor, George Wythe was America’s lawyer. During his distinguished legal […]

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Where They Are Now: Nicole Hudgens

Patriot Academy is having a nation-wide impact that is expanding every single year. The alumni that are trained at Patriot Academy are not your “average” young people as evidenced by the drive and passion that mark their lives. No matter the career or position they find themselves in, the young leaders that have experienced Patriot […]

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Government Playing God

Frank Alegria, Patriot Academy Alumnus Ten months ago in Middlesex, England, a baby boy was born. Suffering from a rare genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, Charlie Gard was written off by the medical establishment as terminally ill. When his parents announced their intentions to take their child to the U.S. for experimental […]

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Independence Day 2017: Celebrate & Remember

Jonathan Paine The Fourth of July truly is a time to celebrate. This year marks 241 years since freedom was first encapsulated in a nation. Never before, and never since in modern history, has a nation enjoyed so much freedom for so much time. But while we celebrate, we must also remember: freedom has enemies. […]

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Charles Carroll: Lives, Fortunes, Sacred Honor

Marc Cole After Jefferson and Adams died on July 4, 1826, only a single signer of the Declaration of Independence survived. That man was Charles Carroll of Maryland. He would live for another six years, until 1832.  As a young man, Charles Carroll was the beneficiary of a first-class European education, receiving a degree in […]

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Remember, Republicans

Frank Alegria, Patriot Academy Alumnus In March 2010, Democrat leadership in the House and Senate passed the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, filled with an endless sea of contradictory mandates and regulations. Soon thereafter, then-President Obama signed the bill, many calling it his single signature achievement as chief executive. Republicans promised a repeal to […]


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