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Military Shouldn't Be Empowered to Draft People's Daughters or Their Sons
American Thinker.com ^ | November 18, 2017 | Jesse Hathaway

Posted on 11/18/2017 6:19:39 AM PST by Kaslin

A Pentagon report composed earlier in 2017 and obtained by reporters at The Washington Times in October makes a chilling recommendation: The federal government should enhance its power to conscript American citizens in wartime, all in the name of social justice.

The Times’ Rowan Scarborough wrote that the “Report on the Purpose and Utility of Registration System for Military Selective Service” recommends expanding the Selective Service System (SSS), an independent federal government agency tasked with maintaining personal records for individuals subject to possible military conscription, to include women.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed Proclamation 4771, requiring all American males aged 18 to 26 (born on or after Jan. 1, 1960) to register with the Selective Service. Authorizing SSS and facilitating a draft, should the government call for one, was necessary, Carter wrote, because of his “[deep concern] about the unwarranted and vicious invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union and occupation by them of this innocent and defenseless country, which is completely unwarranted.”

The Pentagon’s report says including women in the SSS system would promote social justice by “showing a commitment to gender equality throughout the armed services, and fostering a sense of public service that comes from requiring draft registration as a ritual of adulthood.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: conscription; militrywomen; usmilitary
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1 posted on 11/18/2017 6:19:39 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The military doesn’t draft anyone. A Draft Board of your neighbors and fellow citizens does.


2 posted on 11/18/2017 6:22:46 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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To: Kaslin

Ya, all this equality stuff could get a girl killed!


3 posted on 11/18/2017 6:22:54 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Kaslin

In the mid 1960’s my mom said the same thing when three of her son’s were drafted.


4 posted on 11/18/2017 6:28:25 AM PST by WeWaWes (When I look in the mirror I see an elephant--a bad ass elephant)
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To: Kaslin
What a horrible thought ! Forcing Millenials and Snowflakes to do something for America.

Oh! The inhumanity!!

/s


5 posted on 11/18/2017 6:36:35 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (United We Stand - Divided We Fall. Remember: Diversity is the opposite of unity.)
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To: Kaslin
The U.S. government has destroyed any credibility it ever had to compel its citizens to serve in the military.

This idea that the Federal government could draft people to fight military campaigns to prop up Islamic governments in Third World sh!t holes is pathetic.

6 posted on 11/18/2017 6:42:04 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: Kaslin
“I also think there are prices too high to pay to save the United States. Conscription is one of them. Conscription is slavery, and I don't think that any people or nation has a right to save itself at the price of slavery for anyone, no matter what name it is called. We have had the draft for twenty years now; I think this is shameful. If a country can't save itself through the volunteer service of its own free people, then I say: Let the damned thing go down the drain!” ― Robert A. Heinlein
7 posted on 11/18/2017 6:42:25 AM PST by Simon Green (<i>)
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To: Simon Green

I was a draftee....every able bodied person enjoys the freedom of this country. While I much prefer a voluntary force in extraordinary times some will be called to serve when needed. It is neither new nor uncommon. It is the price of freedom!!!


8 posted on 11/18/2017 6:48:14 AM PST by ontap
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To: Kaslin

“Military Shouldn’t Be Empowered to Draft People’s Daughters – or Their Sons”
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???

For a few still living today...that doesn’t leave...much...
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9 posted on 11/18/2017 6:49:45 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

I don’t want people in the military who don’t want to be there and aren’t qualified. Enough affirmative action/incompetents/trannies/fags/feminists/idiots in the military as it is. Leave the military for the qualified, who want to be there.


10 posted on 11/18/2017 6:52:03 AM PST by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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To: gunnyg

Anyone noticed the headlines lately?

All the headline-making bots must be going bad w/the same expiration date...er sumpthin’...........


11 posted on 11/18/2017 6:56:12 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: little jeremiah

Having been drafted myself, I support the idea of citizen soldiers. The mentality is “okay, we’re here, so let’s get the job done and go home.” Historically it has proven effective.


12 posted on 11/18/2017 6:57:10 AM PST by Spok
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To: ontap

I agree that there are times when it’s necessary. I would like to see the former draftees make up the boards. You men understand whether or not the cause is worth it. Sure, there would be plenty of, “I went, you should too.” But there might be plenty of men saying, “This War” is not worth the price of these young men.

Congress was supposed to do that. But we cannot count on them anymore.


13 posted on 11/18/2017 7:16:40 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: little jeremiah

that’s one way to look at it.
WWII had more draftees than Korea and Korea had more draftees than Vietnam.
I aint sayin, I’m just sayin.


14 posted on 11/18/2017 7:21:06 AM PST by stylin19a (Best.Election.Ever.)
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To: Alberta's Child

The best chance to stop our foreign military follies is a Draft. Until everyone has some skin in the game, the 99% who don’t serve just don’t care.


15 posted on 11/18/2017 7:22:31 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Spok
"Having been drafted myself, I support the idea of citizen soldiers. "

And those currently serving voluntarily are not citizen soldiers??

16 posted on 11/18/2017 7:25:06 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: Kaslin

Arguably the DRAFT, which dictated the course of my life, is MOOT.

By that I mean, Saddam Hussein learned that MASSED armies are impossible to defend against a killing machine like the US Military. And, the USM employed massive restraint!

So, if MASS armies are no longer possible given modern warfare then the DRAFT is just another irrelevant subject for politicians and feminist’s to pontificate about.


17 posted on 11/18/2017 7:30:15 AM PST by Cen-Tejas
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To: Cen-Tejas

Even Israel quietly admits the mass military draft is for social purposes and is not required by military necessity.


18 posted on 11/18/2017 7:38:07 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Wolfie

Good point, but that never stopped our foreign military follies in Korea and Vietnam — did it?


19 posted on 11/18/2017 7:41:13 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: Alberta's Child

Well, an isolationist peace monger raises it’s ugly head


20 posted on 11/18/2017 7:44:24 AM PST by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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