Saturday, January 14, 2012

Prince Mitt Romney of the Mormon Church – Sunshine Patriot – Vietnam War

Penny loafers, no socks, tweed jacket - What a mannequin then and now!

Prince Willard, aka “Mitt”, Romney of the Mormon Church protested the Vietnam War Protesters at Stanford in 1966.  With his education drafts deferments to protect him from mortal combat, he as a Mormon Missionary, was also granted automatic entitlement to a religious draft deferment following college.

He and his fellow Mormons, being “religious” types, did not seem to carry their fair share of the water in Vietnam.  But they sure supported the War.  Sunshine Patriots. 


The exemption for Mormon missionaries created controversy at the time. Non-Mormons in Utah filed a lawsuit against the federal government in 1968. The suit was still in court two years later, at a time when "the church and the Selective Service System work hand-in-hand in deferring the missionaries," according to an article from the period published by The New York Times.
Richard Leedy, the lawyer who brought the suit, said in a telephone interview that he did so because "the substantial number of deferments to missionaries made the likelihood of us non-Mormons going to Vietnam a lot more likely."

 Prince Romney's property received at birth.  Any don't you forget it.

Do mannequins have souls?  I have to wonder. 


1 comment:

dave said...

Why am I not surprised. The rich get richer and the rest of us keep electing them to office. What a stinking little rat he is!