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Thread #147475   Message #3417902
Posted By: Rapparee
10-Oct-12 - 10:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Harry Reid is LDS. So is Glen Beck. So is Jon Huntsman, who SHOULD be the GOP Candidate. So what?

I enlisted in the National Guard in 1963 -- BEFORE anything big was going on in NV. In 1968 we were activated and the unit (including my brother and eight cousins) sent to VN; I went to Korea to play on DMZ (it wasn't any fun because the North Koreans kept shooting at us). When I got back I wrote a letter which helped a guy get a CO.

Am I a draft dodger?

My brother (a good enough Catholic) became a Protestant minister while he was in Nam, courtesy of a perfectly valid (and still valid) church that intended to help guys in Vietnam (chaplains are officers).

Does this make him a potential draft dodger? He's still a minister, by the way...and Catholic (such as THAT means today).

Does what you were and did nearly a half century ago mean anything today? Remember Martin Gibson? -- he protested the VN War and was gassed at the '68 Chicago Democratic Convention, but he never would be called a "liberal" today!

I disagree with Romney on a lot of things, but the same is true of Obama.

I don't vote for skin color or religion or what they did long ago, I vote for whom I think is the best person for the job.