The Stars & Stripes has an article from the Ohio Springfield News-Sun, in which they discuss the possibility that women would be included in a future draft, and of course, the reporter gets quotes from the most experienced person that he can find – a 19-year-old girl who hasn’t even been to basic training yet;
Kristi Schweers, a 19-year-old Springfield resident who leaves this summer for Marine Corps boot camp, is a proponent of the all-volunteer military.
“Not everybody is military material,” Schweers said. “Not everyone is ready and willing to die.”
She doesn’t like the idea of anyone, male or female, being drafted, but thinks women are more than up to the challenge of fighting in the toughest of combat units.
“When it comes down to it,” she said, “the strength we have is insane. We give birth. C’mon, you can’t top that.”
Yeah, well, not all men are “military material”, yet they were drafted despite their qualifications. And, oh, yeah, giving birth is just like combat. No, really, it is.
When Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1980, the question of whether women should be included or not went to the Supreme Court and they held that, because women couldn’t fill combat positions, they could be subject to the draft. Well, now that this administration has removed that restriction, women should be lining up at the Post Office to register within 30 days after their 18th birthday like men have been doing to some extent for the last 30 years.
Line up, ladies.
Category: Military issues