I'm sorry I was wrong; it isn't 1% of U.S. Military supporting Dr. Paul. The more correct answer is 0.1%. How I arrived at that number is simple: Dr. Paul has received $333,134 from active duty military personnel; now considering that there persons name and occupation doesn't get reported unless the $200 mark is reached or surpassed, we therefore know that the $333,134 came from military personnel donating $200 or more to the campaign. So, to give favor to Dr. Paul, I assumed that each of those donors gave the minimum which would be required to be reported on -thereby insuring that I produced the largest possible number of military personnel to have possible donated to the campaign, which would have been counted in the $333,134 military donations- I divided the $333,134 by $200 which gave me 1665.67; I therefore rounded up to 1,666 total donations from active duty military.
Doing a search for the number of active duty military personnel which we currently have, I used this number 1,456,862 which I got from wikipedia. Dividing 1,666 by 1,456,862 to give me the decimal percent of contributions, I got as a result: 0.001143554 or in percent that would be 0.1143554% of active duty military have donated to Dr. Paul's campaign.
Now, some of the numbers might be off just because the $333,134 number I used in the calculation might have been old; also if active duty personnel contributed greater than $200 then that would reduce the number of active duty military personnel needed to generate the $333,134 number, thereby reducing the percentage of military support for Dr. Paul. Plus the number of active duty military personnel which I got from wikipedia could be off; but unless the current number of active duty military personnel is lower than the number which I used, then any correction of the total number of active duty military personnel will lower the percentage of support Dr. Paul has with the military.
We should not kid ourselves with how much support Dr. Paul or the Liberty Revolution has with the active duty military; doing so could prove deadly.
In April Obama garnered more donations from active duty military than did Dr. Paul.
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