To be president of the United States (Commander and Chief) should that said person have to have a prior military service?
I think that POW thing really did some damage to Mc Cain. I knew he wouldn't win. But I would of been worried about it if he had.
Well, it'd be less embarrassing if he had some sort if background besides community organizer. COMMUNITY ORGANIZER!?! Ha ha ha ha ha!
Yes OR the president stops being the CiC. I think the executive should be two people anyway.
It would be preferred, but not required.
Preferred, yes. Required, no.
I do think people should consider military experience as very positive factor when it comes to picking their candidate.
No. The entire point is for it to be a civilian, which is to discourage warmongering.
Our first president was a retired general.
Yes, but not an active part of the military.
This condition would not require the president to be active duty.
I'm aware. But, it remains that the point is to maintain civilian control over the military, and to avoid having military influence in government.
Hahahahahahahahaaha and how has this worked out so far?
Who was the last president that led men into combat?
No. But POTUS damn well better be capable of demonstrating RESPECT, SUPPORT, & HONOR to those currently serving, those who have served, & for the institution as a whole. I've never served but I'm from a family in which many have. I could do this!
There is a reason POTUS has military advisors to educate & inform & counsel the Commander in Chief. First hand experience an asset, but not a requirement to perform duty as CC.
Have to? No that's just ridiculous.
I think it would help in decision making as far as our military goes. I have never served (thank God for those that do!) so asking me to make a decision concerning troops in the Middle East would be asinine. ask someone who has had THEIR boots there
Thank you for the correction.