Unless you’ve been living under a rock for several decades, you know that the college campus is a breeding ground and sanctuary for leftists. What’s supposed to be a place of learning is often little more than an indoctrination factory replete with professors that make a living peddling left-wing garbage to impressionable kids.

It’s hard to be an America-loving conservative on any campus these days, as your opinions and beliefs make you an enemy to many professors and classmates. Speaking out can result in bad grades and being labeled as a bigot. While this may be the case at most universities, there’s one small college in Missouri that’s taking a stand against the radical leftism infecting higher education.

As reported at the New York Post, 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, US politics, and flag protocol and procedures.

On top of molding the mind for the better, it will also take aim at improving student’s bodies, as it will also teach useful skills rifle marksmanship, map reading, land navigation, and rope knotting.

On Monday, the university held an event announcing the new class.

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 US 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.

Trashing the country and the military is part and parcel of the college protest experience. Whenever leftists go wild on campus, the military is usually a target, as it’s a tool the “evil” US uses to “oppress” the world with its questionable values.

Needless to say, the move by the university is a rare and unexpected one. In a day and age when bashing the country is so popular, especially on campus, the school is definitely swimming against the tide. But that’s exactly why they deserve kudos.

SourceS: New York Post