That would be the fault of the gov't for criminalizing every damn thing short of ****ting in a toilet.
65 million adults in this country have a criminal background. 25% of the adult population. The gov't is shooting themselves in the foot on this one.
I'm definitely glad this lady served and is serving and I'm proud as hell of her, but she is no different than anyone else. She hasn't been caught, that's all. I read somewhere that by the age of 25 or something every adult has committed at least one felony offense, but of course not nearly that many are caught. And since someone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, these people, that are doing very bad things and getting away with it, find their ways into sensitive positions in our gov't and other companies.
So be it. That's all. Not trying to derail the thread. But I would be willing to bet my life that this woman you so admire has committed multiple misdemeanor crimes in her life, if not a felony or two. (considering that a felony nowadays is more likely to be nonviolent in nature than violent, that's a safe bet.) In fact, 3 misdemeanors is a felony. Speak not of her as some perfect human being that can pass a background check, speak of her as a woman who has chosen to serve for her country. That I admire about her. But, in no way, is she perfect. Everyone is a sinner. Some have been caught, some have not. The stats on the crimes that people get away with in this country are astronomical.
But, again, everything is a crime now, so even felons don't bother me anymore. You steal an Ipad? You're a felon. My GAWD. How is that a felony offense? Take someone's gun rights away because they run off with a pocket PC? Really? Yea, this country is super ****ed up.
I judge no one, as long as no one judges me.
Ok, rant off.