Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

How about bring back the draft to include women?
Jewish World Review ^ | 5/27/2014 | Alicia Colon

Posted on 05/27/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT by ajernig

Last January 2013, then Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to study the feasibility of opening all military jobs to women by 2016. This would include more than 200,000 jobs that make up the core of the ground-level combat force in the Army and the Marine Corps. Opponents of women in combat argue, rightly in my opinion, that the military's physical standards must not be compromised to expand access because our military's fighting effectiveness is at stake. Hauling 50 pounds of equipment while walking 20 miles is a standard that must not be demoted as it exemplifies routine combat challenges.

(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Hobbies; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: doublestandard; feminism; gaymilitary; military; obama; obamalegacy; politics; savethemales; separatebutequal; smashthepatriarchy
Author is against women in combat. Don't be fooled by title
1 posted on 05/27/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT by ajernig
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ajernig

Women have no place in the military unless it’s in the medics.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 9:16:33 AM PDT by laweeks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ajernig

How about NOT bring back the draft at all? (Unless it’s for a WWII-type crisis, when every swinging Richard and Jane gets called.)


3 posted on 05/27/2014 9:23:53 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (This Space For Rent. Offers accepted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laweeks

Or data entry. They have no business being on warships, or in any combat unit.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 9:39:14 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ajernig

The primary purpose of a draft is to avoid the mess we are in, it is to supply the military with young fighting men, which kept us from having to seek women and even 42 year old grandmothers to fill our ranks, as we have had to do in the post draft era.

We wouldn’t draft to get in more women, we would draft, to keep out women, and to return to the 2% female cap, and their work limited to legal, finance, and medical.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 9:46:37 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ajernig

The draft is a miserable idea. We don’t need the draft. We have a fantastic volunteer military.
we can go back to a draft if Mexico every formally invades oh wait they already have. :-)


6 posted on 05/27/2014 9:51:28 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
"How about bring back the draft to include women?"

"How about BRINGING back the draft to include women"?

(How about using proper English, hmmmm?)

7 posted on 05/27/2014 9:52:06 AM PDT by jackibutterfly (In this world when the body can be taken at any moment, it would be wise to reconnect with your soul)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 22202NOVA

Females weren’t drafted in WWII, but females have been desperately sought since we ended the draft and keep facing shortages.

We were so desperate in the current wars, although our man power needs were relatively small, that we raised enlistment age so that we could accept 42 year old women.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ajernig

Here’s a novel idea.

Bring the troops home.

Bring them home from japan, germany, and every other place that is not an embassy or consulate.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 10:03:34 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 22202NOVA

Forced service is antithetical to freedom.

That being said, if men have to register , women should have to as well.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 10:08:19 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ajernig

If the Now crowd wants real Equality women HAVE to sign up for the Draft.(however daft that is..)

So either the Gloria Steinems of this country have to sign up or I’m burning my draft card(actually too old now but only symbolism counts nowadays, right?)


11 posted on 05/27/2014 10:39:25 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: henkster

Actually, I heard an interview where a current combat soldier called into the show and said that there are lots of women that can do the job and should be able to do so. He also said that the real problem is what happens to the mans psych when they see a woman get hurt/killed. A man can’t handle to see a woman get hurt, and it clouds his rational thought process, therefore rendering him unable to do his job for quite some time.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 10:57:45 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: laweeks

I had a relative (female) who was a WWII nurse. Thank you for agreeing. She was proud to serve and proud to attend the wounded.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 11:19:02 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Cyclone59
A man can’t handle to see a woman get hurt, and it clouds his rational thought process, therefore rendering him unable to do his job for quite some time.

I can just hear the Feminazis say "That's the man's problem"....
14 posted on 05/27/2014 11:20:33 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ajernig

I’m dead set against women in combat including submarine service. But IF the draft is ever brought back, there’s no way women won’t be included.
They have a way out, get pregnant. I understand about 10% in the Navy do just that.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 11:23:52 AM PDT by Vinnie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 22202NOVA

All can serve in some way! National Service should be Universal—18 months to build hiking trails, work in National Parks, help re-build the cities, man the borders, Serve in the military (There has always been a place for women—Soldiers got to eat, need clean cloths, Pleasure women as they had in the Foreign Legion etc...) This would help to bring national unity. How about a chain of national health clinics for low coast care for all? Manned by medics doing national service—Basic care only? ALL Would serve-No one gets out! Serve when you are 18 for 2 years or delay and serve 5. (Or volunteer when you are 16) Those who do not fit in should go to the Pioneer Labor batalions to build things, dig canals, wall for border, forts, roads, here the Non-Coms would have the power to shoot any who disobey! We could empty the prisons to fill these ranks. The Pioneers—the best—can go into a branch of the “Shock Troops” to be the first to land on the beaches-—use these troops as “Cannon Foder” they come back in body bags or come back covered with glory! They could serve in the VA hospitals as well—keeping them clean—cooking for and serving the recovering soldiers. Re-building them. All would be trained in First Aide, Marching and use of Fire arms. How about a foreign legion as well? Foreigners, Illegals, serve five years, and earn citizen ship for themselves and families. Use them to do the dirty work—the hard fighting. But give them the best officers—all must learn English! Form a new branch of service as well—The Border Guard! Tanks and Armored Cars to patrol the borders (North as well as south) and Man the Wall and Forts. Build a training ship—a tall square rigged ship for the Navy! The USS America—to help train cadets! How about a fancy yacht for the President and his family as well! Ran by the Navy—The USS Liberty. To be used for meetings with foreign leaders—a pleasure yacht with guns (it would be classified as a gunboat).
The youn people of America are a great resource that should be used for the greater glory of the Nation—this draft—or National Service—could do this. How many “Bad Kids” were saved by a hitch in the military? How many could we saved? The nut jobs like the Killer in Santa Barbara—could be identified and placed in a Mental Hospital where he could get the care he needed to be a useful member of society.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 11:39:29 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Cyclone59

That’s why they have no business being in combat units or on warships. A lot of duties on warships don’t require the physical strength or stamina of an infantryman. But crew morale and cohesiveness are very important. In combat, the men can’t handle the shock of injured or dead female crew. In non-combat periods, they can’t handle the drama.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 11:51:31 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni
That being said, if men have to register , women should have to as well.

The purpose of a draft is to get rid of the women.

18 posted on 05/27/2014 12:11:29 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: maine yankee

Wait until the enemy consolidates the globe and military forces and natural resources, international trade and the oceans and populations to their liking, and then fight from fortress America?


19 posted on 05/27/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

Wait until the enemy consolidates the globe and military forces and natural resources, international trade and the oceans and populations to their liking, and then fight from fortress America?


They already have.

And your suggestion is the only plan B


20 posted on 05/27/2014 5:25:37 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: maine yankee

That didn’t make any sense at all.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 5:27:21 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: ajernig

I’m against the draft.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 5:29:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson