How Mitt Dodged the Draft

Now its time for all the ‘right wingers’ to get mad at me. However we have to call them as we see them. Don’t waste your vote on either of the Controllers puppets. Vote Libertarian. Vote for Gary Johnson in November. . . . EDITOR

Photo: Mitt Romney speaking at the Values Voter Summit (Omni Shoreham Hotel) in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011. CREDIT: Gage Skidmore SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

from Counter Punch

WEEKEND EDITION SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2012

by H. BRUCE FRANKLIN

The Flight of the Young Chicken Hawk

May 1966.  Mitt Romney is just finishing his first—and only—year at Stanford.  I’m a 32-year-old ex-Strategic Air Command navigator and intelligence officer, now an associate professor in Stanford’s English Department and something of an anti-Vietnam War activist.

About a quarter of a million young American men are already being abducted each year to fight the rapidly-escalating Vietnam War.  Many college students, however, are protected by their 2S student deferments, which blatantly discriminate against all those millions of other young men unable to afford college.  As if this privileging of the relatively privileged were not sufficient, an outcry about “inequity” arises from administrations of some elite universities.  Since the 2S deferment is contingent on relatively high class rank (meaning, of course, academic class rank), they argue that this unfairly discriminates against some of the “best” students, i. e., all those attending schools like Stanford.  A man in the bottom quarter at an elite university might end up being drafted, even though he might be more “intelligent” than a man in the top quarter of some state college. . . . Read Complete Report

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Go a LITTLE DEEPER: My Wasted Vote by Dennis Crenshaw – Editor

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