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  •  As a veteran myself who has served in (1+ / 0-)
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    dizzydean

    the U.S. Navy and now living in Republican leaning Colorado Springs, CO I know many of the older generation veterans dating back to Vietnam and the Korean War are have more conservative leaning views on defense and cultural issues just like older voters in general. Many veterans who are in their middle age work for defense contract companies like Lockheed Martin. They too have mostly conservative views on defense and of course believe the military industrial complex shouldn't be cut; in way I wouldn't blame them because thats how they are making a paycheck now. However many of the younger veterans in my age range have more libertarian views: govt should be small, including the military. While I support the President and I'm sure there's many people here in Colorado Springs who support him it seems like they're are few and far between.

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