“Hitler did not have to destroy democracy; he merely took advantage of the decay of democracy and at the critical moment obtained the support of many to whom, though they detested Hitler, he yet seemed the only man strong enough to get things done.” F. A. Hayek from his book, "The Road To Serfdom".
If being in the military were the litmus test on whether or not someone was qualified to be President then John McCain would be POTUS not BHO....I sure as heck didnt want Colin Powell or Wesley Clark as our President, now Stormin Norman S might have been one heck of a POTUS
Romney was born on March 12, 1947. When the draft was changed to the lottery, his birth year was included in the first lottery. His drawn number was 300 of of 366. The highest lottery number that was called to service during Romney's year was 195. In short, all the talk about Romney avoiding the draft is codswallop.
Now on the subject of Ron Paul. Representative Paul got a government grant(!) to attend medical school. Upon completion, he appears to have entered the USAF under what was called the Berry plan. What was required of him was 2 years of active service and 3 years of guard or reserve or 3 years of active service. His was a 2 year active stint. As I recall, no, repeat, no physician entering the USAF as a 2 year Berry plan doc went to VN. Some 3 year folks did but not the two year ones. Heck, it took the first two year tour to learn they couldn't salute with the left hand. Seriously, taking physicians into the Air Force was a major "socialization" problem. It took two years to get that accomplished and to get the ascension (grant, travel, and training) costs covered.
Didn't Clinton actively avoid the service by some chicanery regarding the ROTC at U of Ark.
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WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy") ... as is her daughter
SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH ("Muse")
Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie")
Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
Struan's Driving Us Crazy ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge
So buzz posts a LIE, knows its a LIE, but keeps the post up. Super classy there buzz. I have zero respect for people like you. Then there are people like poor Murral that can't comprehend that it is a LIE and keep repeating it as true.
Typical dim debate techniques. Can't win so you just keep making shit up to fit your agenda until the sheeple get in line behind you.
"The thing I admire about the rat tail is that it takes commitment. It's not like one day you just decide you want one, you have to grow out that bad boy and you have to repeatedly convince the hairdresser to trust you because it's a great idea."
A recent study found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer then the men who mention it.
You guys should have figured out by now that when you call these foolish, hypocritical, left-wing nut-jobs out they run and hide. They seldom answer any question with a rational response.
My Father,My Friend,My teacher,and now My Angel~ 04/21/1956-03/21/2011 You will always be missed. I hope to learn half of the stuff you knew.
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