75 Year Old Veteran wearing USAF ball cap commented on my RP T-Shirt in Grocery StoreSubmitted by go213mph on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 13:43
I live in an area of Florida that is completely surrounded by the MIC. I read somewhere that over 70% of our local economy is supported by Active Duty Troops, Civilans working on base, Government Contractors, and Retired Military receiving their benefits from Uncle Sam.
Even though I know the statistics about Active Duty Troops overwhelmingly supporting Ron Paul, most of the time when I get into a conversation with someone in uniform they generally don't seem to care one way or the other about politics...at least not outwardly or publically. However, when I do find members of the military that are stong supporters of RP's message, they are almost always young people.
I just went to the grocery store wearing one of my new RP T-Shirts (that a DP member got me when she went to Tampa) and while I was walking down the isle with my wife a man walking toward us that had to be at least 75 years old, wearing a USAF ball cap that had lots of pins on it, stepped right in front of me and started poking on my chest where it said Ron Paul. I have to say my first thought was that he was going to call RP a kook and that being a pacifist with all the "terrorism" in the world was naive....But much to my pleasure as he was poking my chest, he said "Ron Paul huh?...THAT man should be our president!"
My wife and I just smiled, shook his hand, and I tapped the bill of his hat and said "I really love it when people your age who have served in the armed forces say things like that to me...waking up for young people is unsettling at best and very few people I have met from your generation seem to want to know the truth"
He replied "there are a lot more retired people like me that have figured out what's going on than you think...but we learned too late...it's you and your kids generation who are going to have to save this country" I told him I was doing my best.
Made my day! Spontaneous encounters with Ron Paul supporters ALWAYS make my day!