This thread certainly proves that Uncle Ted causes millions of liberal fecal hemorrhages worldwide every time he speaks. For this alone, he has great value.
If you ever actually watch him debate a liberal, you will see that he is an incredibly articulate, intelligent and well-spoken person. He has a gift when it comes to cutting right through the BS to the heart of the matter, and bluntly and plainly making his point. He generally rips through the arguments of those trying to debate him like buckshot through tissue paper. No wonder he is so hated.
I do not always agree with him, but I always find him to be smart, funny, outrageous and extremely entertaining, so I listen to what he has to say at every opportunity.
He also has a habit, when debating to drone on as loudly as possible until the plot is lost utterly and sum up with a clever quip and no one is swayed one way or another.
How did you avoid the draft? I'm going to hazard a guess - you enlisted. My dad did the same thing.
There was a Civil War recruiting poster, "Avoid the Draft, Enlist." When I was a kid, a number of men made it a point to mention while they served in the military during WWII, they were enlistees, not draftees. I guess we hung around with the wrong kind of people.
My contention has to do with the political climate at the time. Like today, politics rule, Americans dying in some far off land did not matter. When the politicians and media are a active part in the anti-war movement, it effects the willingness of people to volunteer. Kind of like Kerry, "I voted for the war before I voted against the war." While Romney may be a far greater flip flopper than Kerry, Kerry betrayed his brothers. I would have respected him more if he would have owned up to his part of Viet-Nam Vets against the war and not come off as some kind of military hero ready to lead this country in it's new wars.
In the late 60's and early 90's to serve our country was a sin. It was not until the Gulf War, that is was OK to have served. To me supporting the troops is not about BS like Nugent and others. It is about supporting our troops. During the Bush Administration, shame on those who used the troops to bash Bush. I will also say shame on those who use the troops today to bash Obama. I have no use for our elected Elite.......... But I have tremendous respect and support for those who serve.
The best critique of WWI and it sometimes holds true now, If the soldiers did a about face their guns would be pointed in the right direction.
So I will let all of you political D's and R's piss on each other leg, tell each other it is raining, while American's blood is being spilled on some distant land.
I can understand why someone would have avoided the draft.......... Look at our politics today, it is worse than back then.