I agree with Heinlein on the subject. Also, few veterans that ever risked their life, did so for selfish reasons. If they had died, they would of gained nothing for themselves only given to others. Therefore, they have demonstrated the ability to act selflessly. Combat veterans would be the best choices for Public office. The crucible of war in combat leaves little room for accommodating screwy ideals, reality and hard choices are the basis for their decision making process when developed under conditions of war. This kind of hard choice based on reality kind of decision making is exactly what this country needs at the moment, but it won't be getting it.