Skip to comments.Women Should Have to Register for Military Draft, Too, Commission Tells Congress
Posted on 03/24/2020 1:24:11 PM PDT by karpov
Women have been serving in the United States military since the Revolutionary War, helping to sew uniforms, heal the wounded and, eventually, fight in combat. But they have never been required to register for a military draft.
That could soon change. Under a new recommendation to Congress by a national commission, all Americans ages 18 to 25 and not just young men as currently covered by the law should be required to register with the government in case of a military draft. The move sets up a debate over a divisive issue that has been simmering for years.
The question of whether to expand draft registration to women was among the most contentious issues considered over the past two years by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, a bipartisan group that was appointed by Congress to address the issue of conscription. The commission is set to release it recommendations to Congress on Wednesday.
Though no one has been drafted into military service in more than 40 years, the commissions report will recommend that the United States keep a draft option in place as a low-cost insurance policy against an existential national security threat, said the groups chairman, Dr. Joseph Heck.
In a significant departure from decades of practice, the report will also recommend that young women should be required to register with the Selective Service System, the independent government agency that maintains a database of Americans eligible for a potential draft. This is a necessary and fair step, the report says.
Should Congress adopt the recommendation, it would mean that women ages 18 to 25, like young men, would be asked to register when they sign up for a drivers license or apply for federal financial aid.
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If Congress and Trump allow this, their daughters must be the first to be drafted. No exceptions, no deferments. And for combat, not stateside office duty.
If men must register at 18, why not women?
It would? What world do you live in?
If men must register, women must too. Discrimination by sex is unconstitutional.
They can’t have it both ways: special privileges but exempt from duties.
Yes. Draft them, and give them away in trade for decent foreign women.
They DEMAND EQUALITY!!!
Women have every right and responsibility to be drafted the same as men.
Disagree and strongly so. They claim they want to be equal, in fact are equal and I agree.
There is no reason women should not serve if called and while I would not want to be in a fox hole with one (do they even dig the things anymore?) they would be able to free up the men for combat instead of their doing clerical and kitchen work.
“Yes. Draft them, and give them away in trade for decent foreign women.”
We can start with trading for some Polish draftees!
Trumps daughters are past the age . Why shouldnt women register for the draft? I had too. They want equality here it is . I actually think some women are allot tougher then men anyways. I went shopping today and men were ducking away from everyone like complete pearl clutching pussies.
Right. That is BS. There is no reason to draft women, in fact there are many reasons not to.
What defines a woman these days? The progressives and LGBTXYZ have blurred the lines so badly there is no way definitively distinguish a person’s gender. In some states a person can go back and have their sex changed on their birth certificate. Madness.
We don’t draft anyone but men must register. Why not their more then equals?
Women should be drafted
They must have the equal opportunity to serve
Nothing comes close to Polish ladies.
“Discrimination by sex is unconstitutional.”
I think for a period during Roman times a third of the Senate was required to go to war. I’d support that. Just not into compelling our women to go be cannon fodder. We can project a lot of power with few people these days, don’t see why this is necessary beyond PC reasons.
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