Skip to comments.Military Shouldn't Be Empowered to Draft People's Daughters – or Their Sons
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 Pentagons 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.
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The military doesn’t draft anyone. A Draft Board of your neighbors and fellow citizens does.
Ya, all this equality stuff could get a girl killed!
In the mid 1960’s my mom said the same thing when three of her son’s were drafted.
Oh! The inhumanity!!
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.
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!!!
“Military Shouldn’t Be Empowered to Draft People’s Daughters or Their Sons”
For a few still living today...that doesn’t leave...much...
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.
Anyone noticed the headlines lately?
All the headline-making bots must be going bad w/the same expiration date...er sumpthin’...........
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.
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.
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.
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.
And those currently serving voluntarily are not citizen soldiers??
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.
Even Israel quietly admits the mass military draft is for social purposes and is not required by military necessity.
Good point, but that never stopped our foreign military follies in Korea and Vietnam — did it?
Well, an isolationist peace monger raises it’s ugly head
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