Saturday, May 18, 2013

Destiny For Patriot Academy

Dear friend,

There is a huge need for leaders to arise from my generation and to step forward and take the torch carried by the ones before us. And I want to be one of them. That is why I have applied to the Patriot Academy. Which is a six day training school in leadership and government for students ages 16-25 and held in Austin, TX. They give in-depth training on the political process, media skills, public speaking, leadership, current issues, and America's heritage – all from a Biblical worldview. To find out more you can click on the following links: What is Patriot Academy?  What training does Patriot Academy provide? Patriot Academy's Website  

The day I turned 18, I was registered to vote, and I showed up at the next election as an educated voter, ready for my voice to be heard. But I didn't wait until then to have a voice in the political realm. When I was thirteen, I joined the Bartow TeenAge RepublicanS (TARS), and in 2009 was elected secretary. Then, when it came time for elections to be held once more in 2010, I stepped up, ran for TARS chairman, and won. I also started working on multiple campaigns, and attending the Bartow GOP meetings regularly. I've been involved in the grassroots effort since I was twelve, and loved every minute!

Not only have I been involved politically from a young age, but I also joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official United States Air Force Auxiliary, when I was twelve. During the five years that I've been a member of CAP, I've worked my way up the ranks and achieved the grade of Cadet Second Lieutenant, which is equivalent to earning the Eagle Scout Award. Through CAP I've received training in Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, Physical Training, Character Development, and Leadership. I have served in roles on both command staff and support staff. My experience in CAP has strengthened within me a deep respect for the military, a profound love for my heritage, and a desire to give back to my country.

I am young, energetic, and ready to step up and work to help restore this country to the original intent of the founding fathers. The Patriot Academy offers just the right training and preparation. However, in order to attend this academy, I need your financial support.

Please prayerfully consider helping me attend the Patriot Academy, so that I may bring back the experience and valuable information I will have gained from it , and be equipped to carry the torch of freedom for my generation.  To donate: Click Here Also, see Why am I running this like a campaign?

Thank you for your consideration!

Destiny Palmer

Thursday, May 16, 2013

To Donate to My Campaign

To Donate Online:

Click on the link below and fill out the "Sponsor a Student Form".  When they ask, "What is this payment/donation for?", select "Contribution to a Student's Tuition", and put my name in the "Student's Name" slot.

Click Here to Donate Online!

To Donate Via Check:

Please, make checks payable to 'Torch of Freedom Foundation' or 'Patriot Academy.'

Then you can send your donation to me at:

1850 Cassville Rd., N.W.
Cartersville, GA 30121

Or, if you live locally, you can arrange to meet me in person by contacting me through call or text at (770) 380-5379  or by emailing me at

All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you so much for supporting me!

-- Destiny Palmer

Why am I running this like a Campaign?

Because it's all part of the learning process!

The Patriot Academy is essentially a simulated legislative session along with other training classes, and when you get there you serve in the role of a representative.  You're not just learning about the legislative process, you are literally immersed in it!  Which is what makes this one of the best leadership training schools around!  For this reason, all students are required, as part of the learning process, to raise their own tuition just like candidates for office.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What is Partiot Academy?

Patriot Academy is a six-day “bootcamp” in leadership and government open to students ages 16 to 25 and held every summer in Austin, TX. Students delve into the political process from the inside out as they file legislation, debate bills, campaign for office and pass laws. In between legislative activities, they receive training in media skills, public speaking, leadership, current issues and America’s heritage–all from a Biblical worldview. Conservative leaders from all areas of the political field mentor students through the process, sharing their experience and wisdom. Patriot Academy offers students the most realistic, week-long, condensed, conservative, political training that I know of.

What Training does Patriot Academy provide?

Patriot Academy provides a hands-on, student-led political immersion. Students will experience the political process by:
  • Presenting a bill
  • Running a committee meeting
  • Hearing bills
  • Debating conservatives and liberals on current issues
  • Voting on legislation
  • Building coalitions
  • Campaigning for office
  • Give speeches as a candidate
Students will learn practical skills, such as:
  • Public Speaking
  • Media relations
  • Giving a great interview
  • Building rapport
  • Connecting with any audience
  • Professional interactions
  • Discerning the truth
  • Identifying good legislation
  • Defending your beliefs
Students will learn foundational principles for governance, including:
  • The founding father’s vision for America
  • Proper role/God’s purpose for government
  • The foundation for our system of government
  • The role of the Constitution in the past and future
  • Principles of limited government
  • Statesmanship and values
  • Character and personal integrity
Students will hear about today’s most relevant issues from a Christian worldview, including:
  • Sanctity of Life
  • Traditional Marriage
  • Second Amendment Rights
  • Church and State Relations
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Parental Rights
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Education
  • Taxes/Economy
  • Immigration
  • Individual Liberties
Students will receive practical advice and training from:
  • State Representatives
  • Policy Advisors
  • Lobbyists
  • Activists
  • School board members
  • City councilmen
  • Candidates
  • Campaign Staff
  • Concerned citizens who are making a difference