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Utah’s enlistment is minor

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Ron Paxton thinks liberals "despise the military and military service" and "children raised in right to far-right homes honor the military and view military service as a duty and a privilege" (Readers' Forum, Feb. 17). How does that account for the fact that Utah, the most far right of the states, ranks 47th in voluntary enlistments among eligible young people (source: National Priorities Project)?

If Paxton were correct, Utah would rank first, wouldn't we?

There are nearly as many Democratic veterans in Congress as Republicans. You can look it up.

Ed Partridge