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 Sounds Of Dissent 
 Pro-Vietnam War at Stanford, facing the draft & uncertain selective service exam odds, Romney left college after one year to take a 2.5 year Mormon ministry in France--landing a coveted S2 deferment.
 H. Bruce Franklin
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Demonstrating in favor of the Vietnam War at Stanford University, Willard "Mitt" Romney, however, would face uncertain odds in a Selective Service College Qualification Test. Most college men could not make the cut to postpone being drafted. Romney left Stanford after one year, and pursued his Mormon religion's mandatory ministry for males: two years in France in his case. When the Selective Service System (the draft) noticed so many young Mormon men taking S2 deferments for ministry, they restricted it to one Mormon minister per district. Mitt's father, Gov. George Romney, was influential in the Mormon church. The chosen one in the district was Mitt.
- Air Force veteran H. Bruce Franklin taught at Stanford at the time. He teaches a course on the Vietnam War.
- Franklin's article on Romney and the draft appears in CounterPunch -
- Live radio interview by John Grebe, first aired on "Sounds of Dissent" on WZBC 90.3 FM Boston on Saturday, 2012-05-19.
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