posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 10:48 PM
reply to post by eLPresidente
Second question first. Yes, I've had my eye on Newt all along. I have always had respect for his ability to bring sides together and his moderate
views. I understand peoples hesitation in regard to him, but we know he has accomplished what others could not before. Nobody who has followed his
history could fault him for his abilities in that regard without being dishonest. I'm still undecided and that is why I'm suddenly engaging in these
threads. It helps me form my views.
As to the military, yes the President is Commander and Chief. That is true. What those in the military think is also very important. It's also
important though that the President needs the Congress to use his power. I think Ron Paul would agree with that as well.
I don't think that the views of the military should dictate to others how they should vote or believe. It is important that the military not control
government if we want to carry the conversation that far. Throughout history that does not work out so well.
It does show that those who are in the thick of things see him as a good choice, if in fact the amounts of the donations correlate to the actual
number of active military who support him. No way to know that short of an actual poll of a good representative sample. It could simply mean his
supporters are more active at this time. We won't know until deeper into this when the voting starts.
Will the opinion of these Hero's matter to me in the end. Of course it will. Do I want a war monger in office? No, I do not. Is war sometimes
necessary to protect us and our place on this planet? Yes it is.
What is of extreme importance is that everyone matters and that we have a government that works together to represent all of us and not just some of