When I was in college, all of the liberal professors and peer pressures only reinforced my stubborn redneckedness. That's why I had to change majors from Political Science to English Education, and finally to Journalism. I had one Poly Sci professor who had been a student radical at Kent State and was one of the protestors when the shootings occurred, one who had served in the LBJ administration as an embassy assistant in Argentina, and one whose husband was a US Court of Appeals Judge appointed by LBJ. Needless to say I quickly realized that if I was going to get a college degree, it wouldn't be in Poly Sci.
Then as an English Ed major, I was a student teacher for 6 weeks at Statesboro High, teaching 10th grade World History during the last 6 weeks of the school term. My objections to social promotion provided the insight that this too, was not the pathway to a degree. I finally ended up with an English Lit professor who, although he was as gay as can possible exist, proved to be the best professor I ever had. He would assign us a topic and give us 30 minutes to right a paper without any research. He recognized my abilities as a BS artist with a gift for words and prompted me to switch over to the brand new degree program of Journalism, and with one quarter 'til graduation I followed his advice. Interestingly enough, I had to attend the Summer Quarter in order to graduate with the fall class, because of all things the requirement for a Poly Sci course! I received the second degree in Journalism ever awarded at Georgia Southern during the fall of 1975. I never lost my passion for hunting, fishing, guns or chewing tobacco during my entire college career, and spent every free minute practicing at least one of those passions.
Luckily, Travis is active in the NJROTC and plans on entering the military after he graduates from high school, next year. He is the captain of the rifle team, and a squad leader, so some of his hunting gets interrupted with ROTC events; but luckily most of his teachers or their husbands are hunters and fishermen and often when we run into one of them outside of school the first question they ask him is about hunting. Also, most of his friends and their families are also hunters and his girl friend wants him to take her hunting; so I don't believe he will be tainted by any of the liberal influences he may come into contact with in the future.......plus he's already a Life Member of the NRA, and an annual member of NWTF. He's also well on his way with his own gun collection with two shotguns, three rifles, and a handgun of his own. On top of that he loves hearing the hounds run deer in the swamp!!!!!!!
NRA LM, NAHC LM, Buckmasters LM, The Second Amendment Foundation, GOA, NAGR, Palmetto Gun Rights, , ASAdisabled sportsmens' alliance, EDH, and Proud SC redneck REBEL still flying the Stars and Bars!