Should Prior Military Service be Required to Serve in Congress?

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Should Candidates for Congress Have Prior Military Service

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  2. No

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    ------------------------------------ seems that way eh . I pretty much agree with your opinion on 'congress' Frigid . [and for the record , i like the Military , its just that i don't want them viewed as Special with special insight or powers]
     
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    ----------------------------------------- i welcome the criticism and thank you for it . By the way . my dislike of 'mcstain' is specific to 'juan mcstain' at this time Syriusly .
     
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    MEMORIAL of 'juan mcstain' capture site Syriusly . --- Trúc Bạch Lake - Wikipedia --- just interesting in my opinion and click it a couple times to better bring it into view for detail Syriusly . [if it even works]
     
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    not necessarily
    1. MacArthur wanted to escalate the Korean War and turn it into a total war with China!!
    the Chinese were right there--we were across the Pacific...we had to ship our stuff all the way over there....etc ..very stupid

    2. Westmoreland kept asking for more and more and more troops!!!!! for an unwinnable /worthless war that veterans JFK and Johnson got us into!!!!!
    --2 military men got us into the Vietnam War
    Ike and JFK were in when the Bay of Pigs military idiocy went down

    3. Patton was racist
    4. Calley murdered many innocent civilians
    5. Chelsea Manning - traitor/nut/unstable
    6. Truman was in the NG
    etc
     
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    Supposedly one of the plans was to nuke the entire border between NK and China to stop reinforcements.
     
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    ..yes and wanted to use conventional bombing which did not even work with the higher tech aircraft in Vietnam
    ..entire border--seems like more than just a couple of nukes needed
    ..what about wind direction and/or fallout to Korea?
    ..still--this would be escalating the war with China.....we could never defeat China

    the Chinese were worried about having the US/US allies on their border and the hydroelectric dams/etc in NK below the border
    and others
    Yalu River | river, Asia
    The Korean War: The Chinese Intervention
     
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    Military service? Some of these people never held a job. While not in the Constitution, therefore not a legitimate requirement, I don't think the Founders ever thought someone with out a job could be in Congress.
     
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    Bragging or Complaining - Served 23 Years
    The military has an acronym for L.I.F.E.R.
    and it is not someone you want in politics
     
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    You are so right. Their parents give them the money to go to school to get a degree in government or political science or law. They immediately go to work for politicians and then work their way up to Congress. They've never met a payroll or managed a company where their own assets are in danger.

    But they are eager to spend YOUR money and tell YOU how to manage YOUR business.
     
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