Should Patriotism be Taught in America’s Public Schools?

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Is Patriotism dead? Earlier this year, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams brought in military veterans and had his players stand face-to-face with them because he was tired of how his players were behaving during the National Anthem.

“These guys, when they were your age, interrupted their life, they paused their education, they changed their career, and they gave their life for those chairs,” he told his players.

Patriotism is in definitely in decline! We see it everywhere and Black Lives Matter is recently helping make it very apparent!

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took it to new lows this week, but he is not alone!

At the last Super Bowl, during the playing of the National Anthem , Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newtown failed to remove his skullcap and hold his hand over his heart.

Is Patriotism dead? Earlier this year, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams brought in military veterans and had his players stand face-to-face with them because he was tired of how his players were behaving during the National Anthem

We see the disrespect everywhere!

The ‘hate America’ mentality has invaded our universities. Public schools are removing the Pledge of Allegiance. The President of the United States consistently sides with our enemies!

So it begs the question: “Should Patriotism be Taught in America’s Public Schools?”

John Hinderaker, president of Center of the American Experiment, says yes:

“[The 911] attack has raised questions that few Americans have seriously considered since World War II and the early years of the Cold War: What does it mean to be an American?

Young people, especially, need to reflect on patriotism, for they will soon hold the future of our democracy in their hands. Currently, however, our schools are not in a position to lead the discussion.

Most educational groups have urged teachers to mark Sept. 11 with lessons that stress the need for enhanced “tolerance” and “diversity.” Few have called for lessons about America’s founding principles, or the cost at which our freedom was won.

Is Patriotism dead? Earlier this year, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams brought in military veterans and had his players stand face-to-face with them because he was tired of how his players were behaving during the National Anthem

If students are to become patriots, they must understand — and embrace — the principles of liberty, equality and justice on which this nation is founded.

As educators (and parents), our task is to help young people see that America is worthy of their love, and to help them become worthy of their heritage as U.S. citizens.”

The “Hate America” crowd always seems to be people who benefit the most from this great place called America. They don’t hate it enough to go live somewhere else. I wish they did.

 

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Baron Von Kowenhoven

Baron was just a shy kid with a dream, growing up in the 40's with a knack for story-telling. After a brief career in film, Von Kowenhoven went to Europe in search of fringe-scientific discoveries and returned in the 90's to unleash them on the entertainment and political landscape of America.

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