Ali was a conscientious objector


Re: The “greatest” dodged the draft (PM Mailbag June 10, 2016) – The American Supreme Court decided that he (Mohamed Ali, not his “slave name” of Clay), like the Amish, like the Mormons, like Orthodox Jews and like any person with profound religious aversion to taking another person’s life may be a conscientious objector.
He could have also, had he wished, just gone north to Canada which gladly accepted Vietnam era objectors to killing people. Guess what? They got an amnesty and could return.
That you would call him “Clay” reveals your racial, shall we say “awareness?” He stood for an antiwar cause and even stated: “No one from Vietnam ever called me a nigger, wronged me, or wronged anyone I know.”
If it is your genuine suggestion that civilian lawyers have any effect on military postings, I would like to order what you have been smoking.