I'm usually the guy who says women have NO business in the military. I've said it at least a million times. I'm not a proponent of a small number of women living around or working in ANY place where they are outnumbered 9.5 to 1.
But when I say that women shouldn't be in the military, I say it from two other stand points as well.
We currently do NOT get the best and brightest women for the military. Far from it in fact.
we don't make allowances on the FRONT END for women in our military.
They are and have been tolerated, at best. Were we to add them en
masse, and set the situation so that they could succeed in it, learn
from it, and contribute to our overall welfare, then I'd be ALL for it.
My dream situation is seeing the first necessary step.
Tennnnnn-hut, ladies! The next time Uncle Sam comes calling, he's probably going to want you, too.
The Obama administration's recent decision to lift the ban on women
in combat has opened the door for a change in the law that currently
compels only men between age 18 and 25 to register for a military draft,
according to legal experts and military historians.
Never before has the country drafted women into military service, and
neither the administration nor Congress is in a hurry to make them
register for a future call-up. But, legally, they may have no other choice.
It is constitutional to register only men for a draft, the Supreme
Court ruled more than three decades ago, because the reason for
registration is to create a pool of potential combat troops should a
national emergency demand a rapid increase in the size of the military.
Women were excluded from serving in battlefield jobs, so there was no
reason to register them for possible conscription into the armed forces,
the court held.
IF we are going to register
the 18 y/o boys, then you've got to register the girls too. And yes I
indeed am old enough to say boys / girls of someone who was not yet 18
until today! Now, here, as before, is what we SHOULD do.
in the country, who is eligible to vote should be required to do at
least 2 years of Federal Service, somewhere between 18 and 28, unless
you are in Med School, then 34 is tops. I do NOT mean the military, we
should set up some sort of Peace Corps for inside the country. There
are tons of jobs missing warm bodies in the country right now. And some
jobs that shouldn't take an adult with a F/T salary with benefits
I'll go so far as to say that jobs that are
tougher than others might count more than one days credit, for just one
days work. But those positions must be worked into, or that applicant
should be able to do the job from day one. That way some people get
training, but others with training get to use it.
reasoning has always been we SHOULD all do something for the country.
Anyone who DOES some kind of work generally appreciates and wants to
take care of that 'thing' they were a part of and last, I always was of
the opinion that if two cultures as diverse as the Soviet Union and
Israel can make such a system work, certainly WE can also. And maybe,
just maybe we can turn this shit wagon around and make something of
America's youth again!