Women Forced to Register for the Draft? Army and Marine Corps Chiefs Say ‘Yes’

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Those who so often crusade for supposed “equality” are often the biggest opponents of such equality. Black Lives Matter, for instance, claims to promote equality, but really only serves as a black supremacist movement dedicated to promoting unequal treatment- one set of standards for whites and another for minorities.

What has become of modern feminist ideology is no less tragic and unjust. Like so many social justice-centered ideologies, modern feminism focuses almost exclusively on the promotion of n equality of outcome rather than an equality of opportunity- a system that leads to quotas and 50% of the population being offered the role of “victim” in the supposed patriarchal society that is allegedly infested with microaggressions around every corner.

However, few have hosted a discussion about true equality. In a world where true equality was sought between the sexes, feminists would crusade for equal treatment in civil courts between men and women, disallowing preferential treatment for women in divorce or child custody proceedings.

In a world dedicated to true equality, women would demand to be treated the same as their male coworkers- and that includes having to hear the occasional dirty joke or sex-infused discussion.

In a world dedicated to true equality, women would register for the draft.

Now, such a world is inching closer.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, the Marine Corps commandant both testified on Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. There, they both maintained that the time has come for women to be compelled to register for the draft.

“Senator, I think that all eligible and qualified men and women should register for the draft,” said Milley in agreement with Neller.

“Now that the restrictions that exempted women from [combat jobs] don’t exist, then you’re a citizen of a United States,” Neller said. “It doesn’t mean you’re going to serve, but you go register.”

In December, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened all military combat positions to women.

Currently, virtually all men between the ages of 18 and 26 must register for the Selective Service, better known as the draft.

I registered for the draft when I was 18- at the height of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. At that time, though it appeared unlikely, a draft selection seemed within the realm of possibility and I distinctly remember encountering the true nature of equality between the sexes.

“Hiring a proportionate amount of women is a must in the corporate world,” I remember questioning, “but women are exempt from the compulsory draft requirements that could someday cost me and my friends our lives?”

Somehow, it didn’t seem fair or just. Either we are committed to equality or we are dedicated to cherry-picking and warped interpretations of “equality.”

Hopefully, we will soon be closer to the former.

About the Author

Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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