Skip to comments.Equal Access to the Draft Is Equality Not Worth Having
Posted on 06/20/2016 5:50:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The New York Times recently reported that the Senate has voted to require women to register for the draft, with few Senators in opposition. This bill comes as no surprise given the military has been increasingly opening its doors to women.
This culminated in last December when Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in December that the Pentagon would open all combat jobs to women which helped military officials advise Congress to make the draft apply for both women and men.
This bill has such broad and widespread support because of its intuitive appeal: If all combat jobs are open to men and this requires them to register for the draft then why should women be any different? Taking the institution of the military and its rules at its face, it seems implausible that women should be treated much differently.
Although the opposition was overall insignificant it should be noted that some of the more conservative members of the Senate, such as Ted Cruz, opposed the legislation on the basis that, The idea that we should forcibly conscript young girls in combat to my mind makes little sense at all
The final outcome of this bill is uncertain with the House of Representatives to deliberate on the bill and President Obama promising a veto, should it go through. But as Nora Bensahel, a military policy analyst, says, It just seems that now that you have women allowed to serve in any position in the military, there is no logical basis to say women should not be drafted.
I agree with Bensahel with regards to inevitability and if we accept the coercive power of the state, the military as a legitimate institution, the draft as a legitimate law and so on...
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Exactly: All the good stuff, none of the bad stuff. That’s called “superior position”. I don’t see that going well.
Do these people realize how utterly transparent they are?
This is a Democrat Party issue, with no obvious advantages to them. When women are required to register for the draft, What will fathers and grandfathers of girls think of this? Are they going to support the Democrat position, or are they going demand an end to the draft, eliminate this nonsense of allowing women into the ground gaining combat arms; or are they going to turn against the Democrats. All or any of these outcomes are good.
This is what feminism has wrought. They don’t like it, that’s too bad.
Bunch of jackasses here seem to think this draft registration for all women is a great way to get revenge on feminist lesbo EIEIO culture.
They fail to see that one hell of a lot of good, normal Christian girls, who have no desire to support the lesbo officer agenda are going to be forced into service. Only an idiot would think that would be seen as a negative consequence to them. The weirdos are thrilled about it, that’s their GOAL.
And what parent would want their kid, especially a daughter, to be in this depraved military today?
Good, NOW has screwed women and young girls more than they have helped. Sluts, fornicators who understand why they cannot sustain long term relationships, demand no respect for themselves. Let them stink and bleed monthly in a combat situation. If you think hormones and a monthly don’t impact quality of life implement it and find out. I have a son who has to compete on an unequal basis with women. It’s about time to show them you don’t get it all, especially a pass as a woman when convenient.
Real bright. You think you are punishing feminists and lesbos in the government and military, by making all the normal girls who were raised right get forced into this?
Any other bright ideas? Lets make all our good girls get forced abortions as a way to end all abortion.
Or maybe lets end dope by making all the honor students smoke pot.
I’m going out on a limb and guessing you’ve never been a grunt in a front line unit.
You are wrong. You say “women want”. They are individuals. There was no vote. There was a demand by the wackos and you are forcing decent girls who just want families and a marriage, to live according to the whims of lesbos and weirdos that want to be in a barracks.
You are punishing the decent and normal girls for the deeds of others in their “class”. It makes great sense.....to Lenin.
The turbo professional women want. Not us normal ones.
The insane efforts of the White House to destroy the military with the willing aid of Congress moves forward. My daughter will not sign up for the draft and they can come talk to me about it.
Yup. This is what I have said all along. They do not want real equality. They just want all the perks, and to be able to be excused from everything they do not like.
That isnt equality. That is special privileged treatment. While everyone not them has to live without the ability to decline the unpleasant and difficult things they get to skip.
Should have happened the moment the 19th Amendment was ratified.
Its called special privileged classes.
It would have made sense.
We don’t have the draft anymore.
We dont have the draft anymore.
Then why register?
An interesting proposition, if females are equal
then why are only men required to register?
Caught on the horns of a dilemma...
Actually the left wants it as it would give every
excuse to create confusion about the draft.
Further weakening our national defense.
I registered when I was 18 so I wouldn’t go to prison.
Sophistry. It is registration for one. And you are blind if you don’t think mandatory service is just around the corner.
First the military is filled with perverts, homos and trannys. It is steeped in anti white and pro moslem racism.
Now the next step is to force as many kids as possible into the reeducation camp that todays military is.
When registering for selective service, you are a moron if you cant see what that means. I would advise you not to walk down a train track, you wont know what it means when you hear a whistle.
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