Wouldn't that exclude about 85-90% of the citizens of the United States, males AND females, who for physical and other reasons, do not qualify?
How physically fit do you have to be to stand up and take a bullet? I think there’s a place for everyone in the Infantry. Say you’re not up to making an assault. Well, couldn’t you be of use as a decoy? We take all those not physically capable of assaulting an enemy position, but we give them uniforms and old weapons and we have them walk straight into the enemy’s kill zone while the real assault takes place on a flank. The enemy will be so busy killing Americans in their kill zone that the assault would be sure to work. I have reached the point where I think that everyone needs some skin in the game. Everyone wants to have a say in the military budget, fine, we’ll draft everyone. I think that once you’ve walked through the enemy’s kill zones for four years, you should be able to apply for food stamps.
That means I wouldn’t qualify. I haven’t been able to run well since I was 15, and I’ve never had good strength. I’d wash out of basic.