I got back from Patriot Academy 2009 last week and boy was I tired! I had a full week where everyday started at 7:30 am and ended at 11:30 pm. My schedule was filled with relevant teaching from past and present politicians who are leading the change for God in American government. I was involved in workshops led by Congressman Rick Green himself; workshops included experience using rapport in public speaking all the way to developing and discerning good policy in government. One of the key concepts truly cemented in my thinking returning from PA '09 was the LIFT Principles.
L imited Governmnet
I ndividual Responsibility
F ree Market
T raditional Values
I learned that all policy should in some way uphold one or more of these important principles. These principles are derived from the Bible and what God says the role of government should be. As the Declaration of Independence states,
"That to secure these rights [life, liberty, pursuit of happiness] government is instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed- that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to abolish that government and institute a new government laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its power in such form..."
I also participated in a 'mock legislation' on the house floor located in the
Many have asked me why I attended
While I was down in
"To provide opportunity, education, training, motivation, and the environment to succeed through a Free Enterprise System.
To encourage a life of excellence with "No Regrets" while partnering with associates around the world who are also building their own personal businesses and achieving their dreams.
To impact our generation and generations to come with the truth that God created us for greatness."
So as I start my second year of college in a few weeks I plan on traveling to
As Patriot Academy was coming to a close I had the opportunity to speak with Rick Green about his plans to speak in Colorado Springs this October and I will be meeting up with him there to help him promote Patriot Academy as well as give a testimony to Patriot Academy through a video we created while I was down in Austin, TX. They are expecting thousands from all over the country to come to this once a year meeting, promoting God in business. I will be contacting all those I know here at home who currently own there own business and inviting them to this awesome conference in October!
I plan on attending
Thank you for all your support! I look forward to hearing from you soon!
In your humble service,