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President and Vice President should be drafted, with an immediate disqualification if you desire to have the job. It would be terrible to be drafted to be Vice President though.
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I think it's a good background to have, considering you would be commander in chief, but I don't think it should be a requirement.

But it is without a doubt a majority of Americans would favor a veteran as a candidate over a regular politician. Obama was an exception to this.
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theprestig3 wrote:

I think it's a good background to have, considering you would be commander in chief, but I don't think it should be a requirement.

But it is without a doubt a majority of Americans would favor a veteran as a candidate over a regular politician. Obama was an exception to this.


Obama, Clinton, Trump, only one out of the last 4 wore the uniform.
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Tyrconnell wrote:


theprestig3 wrote:

I think it's a good background to have, considering you would be commander in chief, but I don't think it should be a requirement.

But it is without a doubt a majority of Americans would favor a veteran as a candidate over a regular politician. Obama was an exception to this.


Obama, Clinton, Trump, only one out of the last 4 wore the uniform.


George W Bush was the last former president who actually served in the armed forces. Obama went up against McCain first who was a veteran, this is what I mean when I say the exception in regards to favor.

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lawdog wrote:
LOL, well, it'd mean no more ultraleftist Democractic presidents (read that carefully; I'm aware that there are elected Democratic officials around the country who honorably served their country).


You have never had an "ultra leftist" president and it's been near 30 years since you last had a president with any meaningful military service. -.-






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Look at Marcus Octavius, That why Roman Empire was most powerful Empire in the history! :p



I say YES.
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For America? No. Absolutely not.


Why not? America is now Roman Empire! In order to be most powerful Empire in the world, our leader need strong understanding of the Military!

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I don't think making the military intrinsic to the voting process is exactly what the founding fathers had in mind...

In fact, many thought we shouldn't have a standing military in the first place. That it was the duty of citizens to build a military when needed and fight for themselves as a final option. I think people seem to forget that there was a time when America was pacifist in foreign affairs.
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mxdan wrote:

I don't think making the military intrinsic to the voting process is exactly what the founding fathers had in mind...

In fact, many thought we shouldn't have a standing military in the first place. That it was the duty of citizens to build a military when needed and fight for themselves as a final option. I think people seem to forget that there was a time when America was pacifist in foreign affairs.


Yea but...I heard there lot of other countries hate America! Wouldn't it be wise that we make sure our Military stay at the top of the World in case of invaders?

But instead of doing what Holy Roman Empire did by invading other countries, we only defend our country.. You know what I mean? We help out other country and never take over their terrority. Not sure why someone told me that other countries hated us, I think its something to do with Freedom. -shrugs-

Remember our founding fathers had to defend their country from England and other invader thoughout the history? Of course my opinion the worse War we ever had was Civil War.. (American killings other American)
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lorreen wrote:

No. You can have a reasonable understanding of how it works and trustworthy experienced advisers without having the actual experience.

Even if the US is a big military power, it's not the only feature of the country and there are other equally important things, and other kinds of experience that would contribute to being a competent president.


That'll make it seem like Advisers are ruling the country not the President. Its does make our country look weak with Trump as a President and not knowing anything about War. He can just -nods- in agreement with worse advisers. >.<

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In general, there should be some background in the military sphere, as the President is commander of Armed Forces. Law degree could be helpful as well, and the decisions are based on the experience of the individual. If there will be no military practice at all, how he could be a competent problem solver, for instance, of the armed conflicts?
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theprestig3 wrote:


Tyrconnell wrote:


theprestig3 wrote:

I think it's a good background to have, considering you would be commander in chief, but I don't think it should be a requirement.

But it is without a doubt a majority of Americans would favor a veteran as a candidate over a regular politician. Obama was an exception to this.


Obama, Clinton, Trump, only one out of the last 4 wore the uniform.


George W Bush was the last former president who actually served in the armed forces. Obama went up against McCain first who was a veteran, this is what I mean when I say the exception in regards to favor.



Clinton against G.H.W. Bush who won the DFC in WWII, and then against Dole who won 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with V. In 2008 I don't think Christ could have won running as a Republican.
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mxdan wrote: I think people seem to forget that there was a time when America was pacifist in foreign affairs.


Who told you that? USA has only known war.
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Nope, hence Kanye 2020
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Actually im quite fine when trump will make the military do something again or should it be??
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