A Senate committee approved legislation that would for the first time in history require young women to register for Selective Service alongside men, and in the event of war or national emergency, be drafted. Which ONE most closely matches your view?

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Stephanie Marsh
5 months ago

If it wasn’t for the women of America being here in the US while WW2 Was going on, there would not have been enough planes, tanks, ships, ect. Repaired to keep the USA strong in battle, Remember Rosie the Riveter?

Bruce
6 months ago

I WAS eleven bravo (infantry) both as an NCO and as an officer. This sort of foolishness is pathetic, being unfair to both women AND men. To women it forces them to do things they are not physically able to do and for men because it places a squad in the position of having a member that cannot carry his/her weight in combat. The military has only two functions: kill people, break things. Social experimentation is NOT a military function. Remember Murphy’s Law; If anything CAN go wrong, it WILL. Nowhere is that more true than in action against an enemy. If you can’t hump the 60 you ain’t goin out with MY patrol. Any single member of any team anywhere with any mission must be able to perform any physical function on demand. What happens if the 60 gunner is hit? SOMEBODY gonna have to fill in. Enough said. Don’t give me the bull that the M60 has been replaced with a lighter variant. There is always a need for universal capability. If you can’t cut it it’s going to cost lives.

Jeanne
6 months ago

Women have no business in combat. Period. Women will always underperform physically due to have a slighter frame…howGod designed us to be. They cannot carry a 250 lb man out of a war zone!!! It’s downright dangerous!

Smith
6 months ago

It’s all or nothing. For women to achieve equality with men in the work place they must bear the burdens men do. Most of the women I served with were fully capable and tougher than some of the men.

CB Tak
6 months ago

In 1979 I turned down a commission from The Army ROTC. ONLY because they would not allow me to go into the infantry – even though they rated me as an Expert Marksman!?!?
We have come a long way but not there yet – Israel has the best military in the world and their women serve two years along with the men. This country lacks discipline. Let the military do it since the churches and schools are not.

Lawana Perrault
6 months ago
Reply to  CB Tak

Discipline is the responsibility of the parents. Taking them to church is a must as far as I’m concerned, but the parents are the primary teachers in their kids lives.

Larry Bruce
7 months ago

We simply have no choice. I was an Equal Opportunity Advisor on active duty, and am a retired EEO Director. I was not raised to think that way but numbers do not lie. We do not have enough eligible young men to met war time demands. Ask any recruiter for any of the services. This is why the military stepped up recruitment of non US citizens for active duty service.

Baskerville Bee
7 months ago

The people who want to mandate young women into the armed forces are ignoring the physical size differences between men and women. They also are forgetting the major contributions of Rosie the Riveters who stayed home and ran the country while the men served. These women were in service to the nation at a critical time and no less important.

Drue
7 months ago

Sorry, I am all for equality between sexes, but if I am in combat, I want a comrade backing me up that can tote 100 lbs. of equipment that could save both our lives. I know there are a few women that can, but most cannot. We need to be practical here, not woke.

Jeanne
7 months ago

Women should NEVER BE IN COMBAT in my opinion. We just don’t have the same strength for life or death situations like carrying an injured fellow soldier out, stamina for prolonged combat….we’re just not built the same no matter what the women’s movement or whoever is telling you. I was in the army in peace time in the late 70’s and barely got through. My bones are petite,it was quite difficult for me.

Bill
7 months ago

As a Marine Veteran I have no problems with women serving in any capacity. Sex should not have anything to do with a person ability to do a job regardless of the danger.

Rosemary
7 months ago

I say the rules should apply equally regardless of gender. Women shouldn’t be able to choose in which areas they want equality and which they don’t. From what I hear, the military can’t discipline like the used to anyway because of the woke generation’s tendency to ‘get their feelings hurt’. Throw all those little creampuffs in there together and see who comes out grown up.

Randy staubyn
7 months ago
Reply to  Rosemary

Let’s do it. Bit by incremental bit

Mac
7 months ago

Dozens in our family serve, from 1775 to the present we’ve been there. WW2 included, from female Crypto Code breakers to Naval Aviators. However, and it’s a big however, the destruction of family life during deployment has taken its toll. If we were Israel, I could see it. I fear the current Regime will use military service whether voluntary or otherwise, as a forced politically woke’ indoctrination tool to young gullible minds, . No registration of females until this Regime is tossed out, by whatever means necessary to implement that if the election process is corrupted again!

Dave Williams
7 months ago

Women have served admirably in past wars and engagements and should/will continue to do so.

Hand to hand combat is an entirely different matter. If God had wanted them to do that he would have made the genders differejtly.

Jerald
7 months ago

As a retired military reservist, I would propose we eliminate the draft in favor of all people being required to register for service by their 19th birthday in either armed forces, police and fire, peace corp, medical or other volunteer service of their choice that includes at least 6 month training program between their 19th and 25th birthday and call-up in case of emergency. Exemptions or deferment would be available for religious reasons, health and mental incapacity or family leave for one parent. All immigrants would also be required to participate in order to recieve legal status or citizenship. At would provide a core of trained people for a variety of local, state, regional or national emergencies to suppliment the National Guard and Reserve, FEMA, and Public Health services.

Mac
7 months ago
Reply to  Jerald

Respectfully, everything was good until the mentioning of the Peace Corp. Compulsory service in and during a full Declaration of War I support, but the record of the PC as of late is not a good one in terms of sending folk overseas when we need them here in production and War related industry. The big war with China will come, and in the worst way; we will need warm breathing bodies here, in America.

Jamie Rachels
6 months ago
Reply to  Jerald

Good idea. Wish this idea could be implemeted.

Daniel
7 months ago

Isn’t it bad enough for men to engage in combat. Why force women to fight too? They can enlist if they wish to be soldiers.

Ron
7 months ago

I didn’t see where the women would be sent into combat, unless they selected to go. There are plenty of military assignments women could preform. Women are accomplished pilots, computer operations, including cyber hacking. I look at Israel and the women that in their military and don’t see why women shouldn’t be in ours. After seeing what our colleges and universities, are graduating I think a few years in our military would be beneficial.

Roxann Morey
7 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Women would be required to engage in combat just like the men. Not just those who choose and are capable enough that the men wouldn’t be inherently inclined to protect which would put all in unnecessary danger. If they are capable great but as a requirement.

Mary Garber
7 months ago

Isreal does this. It instills patriotism in most who serve. My father and his sisters served in ww2. My mother and her brother all served.

Victoria Johnson
7 months ago
Reply to  Mary Garber

The difference is, the women in your family ALL volunteered. They weren’t drafted as the men were. Women volunteer now. They shouldn’t be subject to the draft.

Kathy Thompson
7 months ago

As a woman who served during the Vietnam War, my feeling was then and it is now that if women want equality that equates to also serving in the Armed Forces. I came of age in the 60’s when women were clamoring for equality. You can’t have it both ways. Besides that, there are may benefits to being in the military. Money for education, I used my benefits to go to nursing school. Learning how to be an adult, learning that you’re capable of doing much more than you thought you could, increased self-esteem. I have never regretted my decision to join and am proud of the 7 years I put in. Did I mention that my mother served in the Marine Corps during WWII?

Victoria Johnson
7 months ago
Reply to  Kathy Thompson

Thank you for your service. The difference is, you chose to serve, you weren’t drafted. I’m all for women in the military in whatever capacity they want to serve. I don’t support the draft, even for the men, except in the case of literal, existential threat to the country. No more of these ‘police’ actions, undeclared ‘wars’ or “nation building” to feed the “military/industrial complex”.

Jamie Rachels
6 months ago
Reply to  Kathy Thompson

I thank you and your mother for your service, ma’am. My daughter in law served 7 years in the Army. Not in a combat unit, but as a Pharmacist’s Mate. Good experience for her. Since she’s a veteran, she has many more choices in the job market, as well and educational opportunities.

DMK
7 months ago

I think we should reinstitute the draft to include some of those “woke” sons of rich liberals. Our country was MUCH more united when even the privileged served, albeit involuntarily. Slavery? C’mon man! There was a time when every able-bodied man expected to serve. the well-to-do and paupers met on common ground Women and equality? I worked in factory once where, as a “service” to working mothers – and following a tradition in federal law – women did not work the night shift. Title 9 came and some older, more senior women bitched. The company caved and offered the complainers the extra nickel an hour and the night shift. Their response? “Oh, we don’t want it. Let some of these younger girls take the night shift.”

Floyd Bridges
7 months ago

I am retired military with 28 years service, and oppose the draft for both genders (and there are only two). Compulsory service is slavery.

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