The essential building block of a great county is a loyal, educated and patriotic citizenry, with deep patriotism. However, civics and patriotism are no longer taught in our public schools. America gives citizenship to illegal aliens who cannot speak our language and many have never taken an oath of allegiance.
When civil unrest broke out in Baltimore, few spoke out against the rioters and looters who caused millions in damages. The focus was the abusive police officers.
Why don’t we teach patriotism and citizenship in our schools? Are we so politically divided that we would rather debunk our former heroes and anything that smacks of piety toward American history? The best-selling book, “The Greatest Generation,” has in many circles been debunked for being ethnocentric and “uncritically celebratory.”
Presently, we have Americans who are deserting our noble country to join ISIS, an Islamic terrorist organization. How many semester hours of civics and American history do you think they were required to pass before getting their high school diplomas?
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Morris Bastian, Boise