Obama would open military combat positions to women and require women to register for the selective service, according to this story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. We knew this was coming. As the involvement of women in the military has broadened, it has become inevitable that they would be required to fight in time of war.
This is a BIG one. We have already heard stories of mothers who had enlisted in the Guard being called away from their children to go to Iraq. Picture young mothers who never wanted to go into the military being torn from their families to go to the front lines. I cannot fathom the mentality of a leader that would take a young woman and throw her unwillingly into a combat situation. I can think of few things more heinous. I’m going to have to move the moral doomsday clock ahead a full 30 seconds. That puts us at 11:56. When the law is actually passed (and this seems inevitable), I’ll move it ahead another 30 seconds.
Note: I do not deny that many women, including my very feminine daughter, could fight with honor. Women (and men) have a tremendous ability to rise to challenges, no matter how horrible. I recall stories of the concentration camps endured by Corrie Ten Boom. But the idea of forcing women into war is absolutely inexcusable. The feminine gender (in general) is not well suited to military combat, and the essential roles of motherhood and wifehood are incompatible with it.
Of course, the whole idea of conscription is questionable at best, but it is clearly reprehensible in the case of women. While it may be said that a majority of men are well suited to combat and might even find fulfillment in this way, the same cannot be said for even a sizeable minority of women. When the olympics unites the male and female classes, and the women consistently outperform the men, and when this situation is representative of the population, then perhaps things will have changed in this respect. But I do not foresee it. A friend of mine was stationed in Korea in the army in the early 80′s. He watched with frustration as different physical standards were applied to the women in his unit–different obstacle courses, etc.
But forget the fact that such a policy would weaken our combat force, the conscription of women is unreasonable. Nature and nature’s God have prepared women for a different purpose.
There may be exceptions, women who are well suited to combat, but the exceptions must not be made to determine the rule.
I suppose that if the feminists had their way there would be absolutely no difference between men and women. The typical woman would be a burly, hairy, brutes capable of ripping a typical mans throat out. But I hope I never see the day, because that day man (I use the term in its broadest sense) will have ceased to exist.
Sometimes I worry that I’m guilty of the slippery slope fallacy when I predict things like women in the draft, as I did several years ago when women in the military became a big issue, but stories like this confirm the validity of my logic.
The feminists have done so much…
so much harm.