Militray service and politics

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  1. Conservative
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    Is current or past military service (of ones self or ones family) the only indicator of patriotism?

    Should lack of military service (personally) disqualify someone from holding public office?

    Is it fair to criticize Romney for seeking the Presidency when neither he nor his children ever served in the military, and yet NOT criticize Obama, who never served in the military?

    Discuss.
     
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    Nope.

    Nope.

    Who has done so?
     
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    Partisan hacks. It's the basis of this thread...
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/221463-romneys-mormon-patriotism-5-privileged-sons-and-no-volunteers.html
     
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    he was of age during a time when we drafted.

    He used his religion to keep from fighting while many poor kids died for their country under this draft.

    You bet it matters
     
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    Its nice to have Politicans that have served but I don't think it should disqualify people from holding office.
     
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    Makes no difference to me unless one intentionally lies to avoid service. Which of course now won't happen since its all voluntary
     
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    Having never volunteered for the military (or drafted) should not be an issue whatsoever as it pertains to politics.

    However, one who criticizes the military AT ANY TIME during their adult life should be considered inelligble to be Commander in Chief...

    Those brave men and women need a CiC that believes in them......they need to know they are serving under one who respects them....it is for their own safety.
     
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    Hell you fucks took a rich kid who fought and DIDNT avoid the draft and then recieved some of the highest honors this country gives a soldier and TRASHED his service.


    guess who wins the asshold award in that debate.

    YOU GUYS
     
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    Fucking asshole.

    You are clueless.
     
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    stop trying to derail the thread and address the topic, you dumb fuck.
     
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