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Why My Vote Matters – Why Your Vote Matters

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By Patriot Academy Alumnus, Casey Lay When the 56 men who pledged their “lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor” for “this our country” put pen to paper, they knew what their signatures meant. Signing the Declaration of Independence in a silent, sweltering room, beset by biting flies, patriot Benjamin Franklin declared, “We must, indeed, […]

Careless Carrey – Denying Life

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Helen Bricker, Patriot Academy Alumnus   This is going to be a short article. There is not much that can even be said about what I am going to tell you about. Brace yourself. Abortion is at the forefront of the political war right now. I have been amazed at how heated it has gotten […]

Our Western Flame

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By Patriot Academy Alunus, Ethan Nunn   In J.R.R. Tolkien’s greatest work The Lord of the Rings, there are many object lessons we can learn, like how absolute power corrupts absolutely, the meaning of friendship, and what patriotism looks like. But the greatest lesson I think that Tolkien offers us is a call for action. […]

A Week to Remember – My Experience at Patriot Academy (Part 2)

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By Patriot Academy Alumnus Casey Lay Continued from Part 1 Patriot Academy’s Amazing Speakers Throughout the week, many speakers came to Austin and spoke to us on various topics- from what constitutes a prosperous economy, to the stories of famous historical figures such as Isaac Newton, to the evils of socialism. I especially enjoyed historian […]

A Week to Remember – My Experience at Patriot Academy (Part 1)

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By Patriot Academy Alumnus Casey Lay   Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck. Charlie Kirk. If those names are familiar to you then Patriot Academy is your home. More importantly, if those names are NOT familiar to you, Patriot Academy is still your home. I first heard about Patriot Academy at a homeschool convention in May of […]

Preparing Patriots – Building Friendships That Last a Lifetime

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Have you ever signed up to attend a political leadership program but didn’t know where exactly to start? Maybe you’ve been a bit daunted with the seemingly tall task of preparing for its activities because, although you generally knew what was expected of you, you have no one to personally guide you along in doing […]

Human Rights vs. Abortion

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Helen Bricker, Patriot Academy Alumnus I saw this picture on Facebook and had to reread a couple times. I could not really wrap my brain around it because, some of it I agree with, some of it sounds good and fair. For instance the adoption, the parenthood, abstinence, are all good things. But then the […]

The ONE Skill That Will Set You Apart

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If you ask people what their least favorite subject was in school, you’ll probably hear a lot of people saying, “Algebra!” or “Chemistry!” This is…understandable. Sometimes it can be hard to see how useful subjects like higher mathematics or advanced science will be in your everyday life. However, another school subject that gets well-hated is […]

My 3 Favorite Things About Patriot Academy


by Patriot Academy Alumnus Ethan Nunn The quote above begs the question, how will we destroy ourselves? It will begin when we stray from the constitution, give more and more power to the government, leave less and less power in the hands of the people, and forget the principles this nation was built on. Sound […]

A Fire Kindled – Frank Alegria

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I remember it just like yesterday. Ted Cruz had just won a runoff for Senate versus David Dewhurst. The exciting Tea Party wave that had elected figures in other states, such as Scott Brown, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio had officially come to Texas. I liked this different Republican and what he had […]


I had an absolutely fantastic experience at Patriot Academy! I will definitely return to the Academy again and again!