Military not a qualification for office

05/19/2014 12:05 PM

05/20/2014 8:34 AM

Re "McClintock wrong on military" and "Give McClintock a real job" (Letters, May 19): Responding to Col. Hupe's and Mr. DuBois' personal attacks on Tom McClintock, this veteran Vietnam sergeant suggests there's nothing more infuriating than liberal veterans suggesting they speak for the rest of us.

An officer avoiding overt political involvement is well-advised, but voting is a different matter. It is private and personal. Voting is the responsibility of every citizen, especially those who put their butts on the line to defend our freedom. Military service is not a prerequisite for a political job, nor should it be. Although if it were, this would mean no Jerry Brown, no Obama, no Clintons. This is starting to sound good.

As to the writer suggesting McClintock get a real job, he doesn't know what he is talking about. He has worked his tail off to hold back the debt tsunami other politicos seem to embrace.

-- James W. Rushford, Sacramento

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