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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Jeanne
8 days 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
9 days 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
9 days 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.

Larry Bruce
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  Rosemary

Let’s do it. Bit by incremental bit

Mac
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Daniel
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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”.

DMK
1 month 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
1 month 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.

David Faulkner
1 month ago

The item we fail to see in polls is the manipulation of Biden’s administration to create shortages of fuel, leading to increases of food, products, and necessary items to survive. Why does’t he become involved in the ship unloading issue?? He is trying to have farmers dump corn and soybeans to create shortages!! Where is the sanctimonious media
And their coverage. We need a media who reports news rather than attempt to create it.

beverly merrill
1 month ago

A constitutional convention is pretty dangerous. Those who are pulling the string of our could also infiltrate such a convention and change the intention and direction of the convention. The better solution is to work in your local area, electing good people local, and state government who understand both your state constitution as well and the United States Constitution. Work diligently to elect Constitutionalists who will go to our United States Congress and Senate where they can save our threadbare constituion.

beverly merrill
1 month ago

Also there is no current need for a draft. If women wish to serve in the military, they may do so. However, drafting women is wrong. Women are needed at home to nurture their children. Otherwise, the government will have reason to pursue their objective to further break up the family and declare all children must be pout in govt. child care. Family is the essential unit of society. It must be kept together and protected.

Kathy Thompson
1 month ago

I agree with you to a point, Beverly. I firmly believe we need gap years (1 to 2) after high school during which time our children serve at least 1 of those years giving back to our country. It could be the service, the Peace Corps, or any other organization that offers some kind of service to the nation. I think kids would be much more successful in college, learning a trade, understanding that life is not just about them, etc. The women in Israel all serve in the military and that has made them a strong and powerful nation. If we love this nation we all need to be involved in protecting it. Women with children should be excluded from being drafted. I agree with that.

Janet
1 month ago

If women want to be in the “Boardrooms, CEO’s etc. Why not have them be drafted. You say there’s no “Current Need for a Draft”? that can change real quick at the rate this gov. is going.

Jerry Wayne Nelson
1 month ago

Due to the love of and the greed for the all mighty dollar….there are very few “Constitutionalists” left…..would be a stretch to find enough to fill any states legislature !!!!

Donna M Cook
1 month ago

I totally disagree with you. Conventional States is not dangerous; it is our last means of reigning in out of control politicians.. This is true nationally and locally. So to say elect representatives in your city and state who understand your state and federal constitution and who represent your values is not working. I keep writing to mine and they do not hold my values nor do not stand up for my issues. Instead they mouth political speech and do nothing. They do not care what our Constitution says only what their personal agenda dictates. Thet “believe” they know what is best for you. Socialism is running rampant and we need to stand up and say, ENOUGH.

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