"It's foolish to believe that children can adequately stand up against teachers promoting secularism and harmful ideologies. We should not sacrifice our children's education for the sake of being 'nice' to our neighbors." — Rick Green
With so much discord and upheaval in the world, it can be easy to give into despair if we lose sight of our true source of HOPE. Like the Men of Issachar, we must understand the times and know what to do. Rick Green, founder of Patriot Academy, joins Yvette Hampton for a thought-provoking conversation as he shares strategies for families to understand and navigate the current state of our country with a Biblical, Constitutional, and Historical perspective, full of JOY and HOPE! Together, we’ll train up a generation of leaders who are ready to fight for our freedom and spread HOPE throughout their communities.
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Rick Green is known as America’s Constitution Coach. He is a former Texas State Representative, national speaker, author, and radio host. He & his family travel the nation bringing America’s forgotten history and heroes to life in fun and entertaining ways, with an emphasis on our moral and constitutional heritage. Rick co-hosts the national daily radio program, WallBuilders Live!, with David Barton. Rick’s family also produced Chasing American Legends, an entertaining reality show traveling with comedian Brad Stine and the Green family as they investigate history’s mysteries and the American story.
Rick is the author and executive producer of Constitution Alive, America’s most engaging and entertaining study of the U.S. Constitution, as well as Biblical Citizenship In Modern America, Biblical instruction for a free people.
Along with his wife, Kara, Rick is the founder of Patriot Academy, an elite leadership training program specializing in applied civics with a Biblical, historical, & Constitutional Foundation. Through their more than 15,000 Constitution Coaches, they are training and empowering adults across the nation to educate their communities about the Constitution.
Discussion Questions For the Series:
- How do you interpret Rick's view on Christians engaging in protests and civil disobedience? Do you agree or disagree with his stance? Why?
- In what ways do you think being involved in local political parties can influence state legislation? How can individuals effectively engage in this process?
- Rick emphasizes the importance of participating in the political process as part of citizenship. Do you believe this is a responsibility of all citizens? Why or why not?
- The idea of being "salt and light" is discussed in relation to homeschooling. How do you interpret this concept? Do you think it applies to the education choices parents make for their children?
- Rick believes that homeschooling can play a determining role in America's future. What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe homeschooling has the potential to significantly impact society?
- Rick argues that neglecting the precepts of the Bible leads to negative consequences in society. Do you agree with this view? How do you see the Bible's precepts influencing society?
- Rick emphasizes the importance of understanding the legislative process and being informed before voting for legislators. Do you believe this level of understanding is necessary for effective citizenship? Why or why not?
More on this topic:
"The American Story" with Tim Barton
Education, Culture, and Truth: Preparing Kids for Battle – Tim Barton, Part 1
Training Up a Courageous Generation – Tim Barton, Part 2
Taking Action: Educating for the Culture War – Tim Barton, Part 3
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