College of the Ozarks creates mandatory patriotism class

Arkansas Online

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — An evangelical Christian college in Missouri is now requiring freshman to take a class aimed at encouraging patriotism.

The College of the Ozarks has unveiled a military science class called Patriotic Education and Fitness. The course aims to educate students on modern military customs, U.S. politics and flag protocol and procedures. It will also teach rifle marksmanship, map reading, land navigation and rope knotting.  

The college held an event Monday to introduce the new course.

“I really think that if you give a person the tools of an education, the patriotic yearnings inside of themselves and the leadership tools that can be taught — they will be leaders,” said Terrence Dake, a board of trustees member for the college and retired general with the U.S. Marine Corps.

College President Jerry Davis said he believes “understanding the military now is more important than ever because we have 99 percent of the population being defended by 1 percent, who are in uniform. We should be more intentional about patriotic education, and from our point of view that needs to occur from kindergarten all the way through college.”

The required class builds camaraderie among students, according to Talan Saylor, a freshman at the college.

“We all go through kind of the same thing, so going through a patriotic class where we are learning about our country and fostering a love for that country together is really special,” he said.

The move comes amid a backdrop of some U.S. athletes protesting racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem. The college announced last month that its teams won’t compete against other teams whose players don’t stand for the anthem.

“We want to make it clear that we are not going to participate in a game where we think disrespect for the national anthem or the flag is being displayed,” Davis said. “I don’t think it’s a partisan issue. It’s an American issue, how we feel about our country.”

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/oct/25/college-ozarks-creates-mandatory-patriotism-class/

4 thoughts on “College of the Ozarks creates mandatory patriotism class

  1. College President Jerry Davis said he believes “understanding the military now is more important than ever because we have 99 percent of the population being defended by 1 percent, who are in uniform.”

    He’s right, but they won’t educate the students about the military truth. #1, NO STANDING ARMY. They are to be raised in time of need, then DISBANDED.

    #2, the military is NOT defending us! They are lackeys/dupes for those that are pillaging and murdering other nations for profit at the command of Israel.

    This mandatory class is no better than “white hatred” classes.

  2. I guess that’s why I want nothing to do with the “college of the Ozarks”? This is not evangelist school for the gospel.its preaching school for statists……

  3. When Americans finally realize what “patriotism” actually means–defending the Bill of Rights for all Americans (not just rich Americans and screw justice for everyone else, affluenza rules), and defending America, not Israel, and NOT defending the oligarchs and banksters–let me know!

    And is “College of the Ozarks” just another Christian Zionist institution like Pensacola Christian College is? (and their A Beka Home School Curriculum–folks, use it only if you won’t use their so-called Bible Studies courses and if you remind your kids that Jerusalem is NOT the capital of Israel!)

  4. “We all go through kind of the same thing, so going through a patriotic class where we are learning about our country and fostering a love for that country together is really special,” he said.”

    You’re a really special kind of stupid.

    MOST of what you ‘learned’ about this country is a pack of lies.

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published.


*