Should military service be a pre-req for the Presidency?

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    I was thinking about this the other day. The President is head of the military and yet some presidents have never served.
     
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    No. Unless you want to make military service mandatory.
     
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    No, the Constitutional requirements in place have served us well for over 200 years. I don't want to change the natural born requirement either.
     
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    I don't want to change the natural born req or the age req. well I take that back, how old is Obama? increase it to 50.
     
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    Absoluetly not.

    In fact, it could actually be detremental in some ways.
     
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    Agreed.

    Our volunteer military is one of the greatest attributes this nation has.
     
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    i don't necessarily agree with a draft. just wondering if the prez should have military experience, given that he's in charge of it.
     
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    Not necessary.

    The Godfather I and II is perhaps the greatest cinematic 1-2 punch in the history of film though...
     
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    Well, then he would also have to have business experience, social experience, environmental experience...the list goes on. I do think he or she should have a minimum of at least 6 years of elected office experience.
     
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    Does 20 years as a member of a racist church count?
     

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