No. One reason is that military service is not the only way to serve your country. Another reason, and probably the main one that makes me disagree, is that this would automatically exclude many citizens with physical impairments from holding a political office, or becoming the President of the United States. To join the military, there are physical requirements like height and weight, and they would probably refuse you if you've ever had an organ transplant, chronic asthma, cardiac arrhythmia, and many other health conditions. Therefore, we could technically be denying a chronic asthma sufferer the possibility of holding office. That just doesn't seem right. With that said, I would take the military record of a political candidate under consideration when voting, and would agree with the premise that we don't need elitists in office who have had life handed to them on a silver platter. Hope that makes sense.
Should U.S. Politicians Be Required to Serve in the Military?
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
-- Marian Anderson