AND NOT GET OUT OF IT BY A CUTE HANG NAIL
I have to think you are referring to #45 who was a draft dodger during the Vietnam War with imaginary "bone spurs."For most joining the military is a change of life, it gives discipline a code of conduct, the current government is trying to change this, but this will change too! I served my father served my sons serve. It’s my family tradition to serve. It concerns me the direction our leaders are headed and a lot of the good ones are leaving the military. I expect some will return after the next election. I have a hard time calling him a Commander n Chief !
All valid - I only gave the short answer. Like i said, those who've been on the receiving end will know.So receiving enemy fire would be the standard? That leaves out Eisenhower?
The military aren’t the only ones to come under fire. I have been under fire and made decisions that put myself or other police officers into direct harm. I have watched fellow officers die. I have made decisions if I was wrong could have resulted in their deaths . But so have a lot of other professions such as fire fighting.
I think the difference between someone who served in such a role ( military and/or non military) is the direct experience of working in such an organization and the limitations of such an organization. People who never been in such a situation don’t think of the small stuff that can break or make a mission such as logistics of food or sleep or muscle fatigue. Or what leadership it takes to get people to risk their lives beyond “ it’s an order”.
People can get that experience outside the military, police or fire departments. Right now, I’m think of those power line workers during this most recent hurricane.
Don't forget Robert Lee Yates.Military service is not a prerequisite for being a good person or being honorable in general. It often has more to do with a persons socioeconomic situation.
Charles Ng abducted, brutalized and killed women.
David Berkowitz, The Son of Sam serial killer
Gary Ridgeway kidnapped, brutalized and killed women
Charles Whitman shot people(including a pregnant woman) from a tower at UT Austin
Jeffery Dahmer killed and ate people
David Carroll abducted, brutalized and killed young boys
Dennis Rader abducted, brutalized and killed women
All served in the US military
And that's not even mentioning the German fellow who's name I will not speak. He was a WW1 combat veteran, wounded in action.
Why? If by some miracle John Kerry (or some other liberal who served) wins the Dem nomination, I sure as hell am not voting for them over Trump just because they served but Trump didn't.Most definitely
You don't have to serve in the military to serve, and if you're an honest and brave (or stupid) person who finds his or her way into elected or appointed head of office, you are going to suffer in my opinion. I know of someone personally who served as such who has PTSD after his life was destroyed taking on both parties refusing to compromise himself. No one will ever know or publically lend a hand to him because of this fiction that serving only happens for military & police or first-responders. His story demonstrated to me that some of the worst things can happen to honest brokers who enter politics professionally who refuse to tow the line or even break laws. Knowing what I know, anyone with uncompromising integrity will not last more than one or two terms/appointments in my opinion (and far worse happens than being out of a job). That doesn't say much about our career politicians whether or not they served in the military. They are all cheaters and liars in my opinion. Even most of the first-termers who are selected for a reason.All federal politicians should have to be vested by having served in the military. It makes me sick hearing them go on about how they "serve".
Furthermore I also don't think someone should be able to vote unless they served.