I agree with Jesse Ventura 99% of the Time, But This is a Deal breaker for meSubmitted by LibertyViper on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 01:01
I have been following Jesse Ventura for quite some time and think he is amazing. I think he makes great points and I agree with him on 99% of the time. I hope he does make a run in 2016 and get into the debates, but there is one thing I fear about him and I strongly disagree with. That being his view to reinstate the draft.
Jesse has stated that he used to oppose the draft but now does not due to the countless wars and the American People not pressuring the government as much since little johnny is not forced to fight in a war via the draft like in Vietnam.
I can understand Jesse's point of view as having a draft would have the American public much more engaged in war decisions as they risk getting forced to fight in wars.
Although I agree this might have an effect, the principle of reinstating the draft is frighting, unpatriotic (forcing people rather the having people want to defend our nation), and is a form of slavery.
Ron Paul, Alex Jones, and other liberty minded individuals have strongly opposed the draft. Also, Ron Paul has warned about the draft coming back due to our countless wars and I am beginning to fear that this may happen if Russia or China get involved in wars that we start such as with Iran and Syria.
Don't get me wrong I strongly support most of those our military and believe that the volunteer force is the best trained and most patriotic group of men and woman on this planet. I even have family in the military and fear for their lives every day fighting these senseless and banker funded wars.
But even with Jesse's reasoning, until he can clarify his views as he has not talked about it in awhile during interviews with people such Alex Jones, and on mainstream television I cannot give Jesse my support if he runs in 2016.
Furthermore, if he runs in 2016 I cannot and will not support him if he supports the draft in any way, shape or form. Like I said I agree with him on 99% of his views, but being liberty minded, and antiwar, I cannot endorse Jesse if he continues to support the draft. If he gets elected I will be very fearful for my friends, myself, family, and other Americans if he still stands on reinstating the draft.
I am hoping he will be more clear on this issue if he decides to run. However, I will vow never to vote for anybody, even if I agree with them on most things if they support the reinstatement of the draft as its an automatic deal breaker for me.
Here is a video with him supporting it around the 2.10 minute mark
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