Welcome to my course. Welcome home to returning warriors to civilian
life. The water is fine where no sergeant will be ordering you what to
do. One of the wisest government social welfare programs coming out of
World War II was the GI Bill to provide low cost higher education
benefits to returning warriors. Many military personnel would have
never gone to college without this generous benefit, and as a result
they earn higher qualifications and better jobs. That was my case.
A win for society, and I'm glad you are using your benefit.
Business did not do this, government and taxpayers made this possible.
I specialize in teaching the U.S. Constitution line by line, using historical intent and amplified by U.S. Supreme Court cases to show government authority and rights of the people. It is critical to build civic responsibility so citizens have the knowledge necessary to make reasonably responsible decisions. A citizen who does not understand the Constitution in an academic way is like a boat without a rudder, and therefore would drift aimlessly, grossly uninformed with no hope of understanding American institutions, and would lack basic knowledge to protect and improve them. I have taught 400 to 500 courses to perhaps 45,000 students at several universities; upper and lower level courses include Congress and the Presidency, Texas Politics, Introduction to Political Science, and comparative U.S. and State and Local Governments.
Below are the courses I am presently teaching. Click on the unique "course number & title" hyperlink for the class you are enrolled in, and there you will find your weekly assignments and exam information. You are responsible for reading the "general" and "daily" announcements. Be certain to select your correct course link to avoid getting wrong information.
Click on your course for correct class
2311 United States Government Spring 2013 OR 2312 State & Local Government Spring 2013
Other useful links:
Web useful news source links
Atomic Clock Time Set
Park Vacation Lands in America The following
click on this link for
more information is my
coaching guide on how to get student & retiree summer jobs in
beautiful national park resort areas. National Constitution
1st Amendment Center Independence National
Historic Park Earth
U.S. Flag Protocol, Title 4 US
Code, Chapter 1
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I have a variety of professional experiences. I most love being an adventurer-explorer of wilderness places untouched by man, as well as the adrenaline race as a federal government first responder to the worst crises that can befall humans. Also, for years I have been working "pro bono publico" for thousands of hours in international community service - all free donated time - to help bring peace to the good Congolese people. Click on this PDF of Millsap work with Congo
(free Adobe Reader download). On the slide with the gorilla, click on the links to see people close to these magnificent animals; my dream to be with them. Did you know to date there have been about 8.1 million people killed in the Congo, millions wounded and starved, and 2 million women gang raped in a population of 70 million? My Congo Freedom non-profit organization is doing some good things to help these people (see www.congofreedom.org). No other conflict on earth compares in magnitude since WWII, yet few know anything about it. One of the many things I do to help end this conflict is to ghost write position papers on how to transform anarchy into a peaceful constitutional democratic republic - such as this PDF of my essay Justice and Rule of Law in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Someday I plan to be the superintendent of Congo's UNESCO World Heritage Virunga National Park (14-15,000' mountains) - home of the famous mountain gorillas that are endanger of becoming extinct due to war http://gorillacd.org/ and this assignment would be fine with me. I will get my baby gorilla to rear. And I will have my own 150 man ranger company, who train like Marines more than park rangers - all to protect civilians and the gorillas in the environment of anarchy and war. Rangers have battles with M23 & Mai Mai rebels (pour magic water on selves to stop ranger bullets) and some 150 rangers have been killed in action since 1996. http://ens-newswire.com/2012/10/25/eight-dead-in-attack-on-virunga-national-park-rangers/ Would be perfect duty for me.
" (German for devil dogs) - as WWI German soldiers called legendary Marines who could not be stopped from the attack, even when gravely wounded, until the objective is achieved or death. Wars cannot be won without grunt boots on the ground and all other occupations support us to be able to accomplish our objectives, and we cannot do that without them - for we are a team. Today only 1/2 of 1% of USA society has any military experience, and even a smaller percentage has grunt experience. Thus there is a disconnect for the first time in history between those who pay a price to serve and the rest of the civilian population who pay no price to defend this country, except in borrowed debt paid at a future date by a future generation. That is not healthy for society and is why I am for 2 years of "national service" like done in the past (military draft and civilian public service options like teaching or nursing in poverty zones or like the famous CCC or WPA). It is very hard to get into the Marines, and there are reasons why the Corps is highly selective of applicants. See the following links to learn why the USMC is given unique responsibilities and recognized as the USA's premier fighting force in all climates of the earth. Marine orientation film and What do people say about U.S. Marines? and Life as a U.S. Marine and Marine Officer and Officer commissioning programs and Special Operations and The National Museum of the Marine Corps and White House Marines and Marines responsible for flying the President of the United States, and the White House U.S. Marine Band (oldest & finest symphony concert organization in the USA - free patriotic music downloads), and see Marines who protect every USA embassy on earth and see Medal of Honor & the Legion of Valor (both were established by act of Congress) and Marine Earns Navy Cross May 2011. Marine Jason Dunham earns Medal of Honor for heroic action in 2006 in Iraq and new Navy destroyer ship named in his honor. Marine Dakota Meyer earns Medal of Honor for heroism in 2009 Afghanistan battle, and watch CBS 60 Minutes reporter interview Dakota Meyer 9/18/11. Also see USMC Martial Arts Training and UFC champion fighters experience USMC martial artists
© 2013 Prof. Richard Millsap
The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Political Science
701 S. Nedderman Drive
University Hall, Room 414
Arlington, Texas 76019-0539
Phone (817) 272-2991
This site was last updated 03/30/13