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The Evolution of Government

I have a confession to make. I dodged the draft during the Viet Nam war era.

It was easy to do. All I had to do was call up the Navy recruiter in Anchorage, AK and say, “I want to enlist in the Navy.” A short time later I was safe from the Army, and in Navy boot camp at San Diego, CA.

Five years later I received a medical discharge and joined the ranks of those who are proud to have served our great Nation, the United States of America. The Navy taught me a great many things that I have found useful in the civilian world. As a missile tech one of the first rules we learned was: “Cle...


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