Equality At Last

The US Senate Armed Services Committee has approved a new law that will require young women to register for the draft:

A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would, if enacted, require young women to register for Selective Service alongside men, and in the rare event of a war or other national emergency, be drafted for the first time in the nation’s history.

During the Vietnam War — between 1964 and 1973 — nearly 2 million men were drafted in the U.S., according to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Just afterward, in 1973, facing a tide of opposition to the controversial draft, President Richard Nixon officially ended military conscription, and the U.S. established an all-volunteer force.

But even though the draft is no more, most young men, including immigrants, are required to register with the Military Selective Service in case conscription becomes necessary once again. Federal law requires registration when a man turns 18 years of age, and immigrants are required to register within 30 days of arriving in the country.

One would have to be insane to permit one’s sons to serve in the present US military given the current commander-in-chief and the poor quality of the admirals and generals to whose orders they would be subject. To permit one’s daughters to be forced to serve would be even worse than that.

If you support equality, this is the fruit of your wicked ideology. It’s no longer just a meme or a warning of a slippery slope, it’s on the verge of being a confirmed consequence.