Whoopi Goldberg asked a good question today. No kidding, Whoopi Goldberg. She of The View found herself face to face with jillionairess and GOP candidate-wife Ann Romney on her show. Goldberg posed a question the media have been too scared or too lame to ask.
“When I read about your husband, what I had read — and maybe you can correct this — is that the reason he didn’t serve in Vietnam was because it was against the religion,” Goldberg said.
About time somebody broached this subject. Mitt not only was capable of picking up a rifle and slogging it out over there, he believed so thoroughly in Vietnam that he protested for it. I’d never heard of a university student agitating for an invasion until I heard the life story of Mitt. Ultimately, he was unwilling to fight the Viet Cong. Here was Ann’s reply:
“That’s not correct,” Ann Romney insisted. “He was serving his mission, and my five sons have also served missions. None served in the military, but I do have one son that feels that he’s giving back to his country in a significant way where he is now a doctor and he is taking care of veterans.”
Is she saying that Mormons don’t join the military because the sacrifices they make for the church suffice? I find this curious. These missions are solely for the benefit of the Latter Day Saints. The efforts at religious recruitment abroad don’t benefit America in any way.
The candidate’s wife explained that Mormon missions were like military service in that “you’re going outside of yourself, you’re working and you’re helping others. And it changes you.”
Oh bullshit. I’d be interested to know the rate at which Mormons of service age join the military. In the Romney dynasty, it’s zero percent.