I doubt it.
While “women in combat” may be the latest cause célèbre of liberals, what are the chances the majority of them have actually thought the whole thing through? (Pick “zero.”)
Granted, liberals seem to think the U.S. military should serve as some sort of societal 8th-grade science project, but this social experiment might just turn out to be one of those “be careful what you ask for” (or demand, as it were) situations.
Now that the Regime has lifted the military’s ban on women serving in combat, how ’bout we help the loons think it through a bit, shall we?
Let’s start with Selective Service registration. As we well know (as men, or parents of men), when that 18th birthday rolls around, America’s males are required by law to register with Selective Service – whether a draft is currently in force or not. Reason being, the government must be assured of the ready availability of an adequate number of combat-capable bodies at a relative moment’s notice.
So, given that the Regime has declared that women are indeed combat-capable, logic dictates that 18-year old girls should also be required to register, right?
If one were to poll 100 liberal college coeds, what percentage of them do you suppose would be in favor of compulsory Selective Service registration for 18-year old girls? (Pick “zero” again.)
I can hear it now: “I just meant that I should be allowed to fight on the front lines if I want to – not that I should be required to! Daddy, do something!”
For that matter, how many bleeding-heart liberal parents are in favor of their daughters being eligible for the draft? (Um, still pick “zero.”)
Herein lies the quintessential problem; liberals fail to grasp this basic concept:
Along with equal rights, come equal responsibilities.
This is not to be confused with the unequal social responsibility given to those of us who can afford to help those in need who cannot help themselves. In this instance, “inequality” is not only appropriate; it is necessary.
It is analogous, however, with the proper assumption that those of us who can help must do so equally (relative to income) without excuse or discrimination based on gender, race or religion.
Does it not follow, then, that since the Regime has deemed women to be fit for combat, all young women who are equally healthy and equally able-bodied should now be required to register for the draft? If not, why not? And, why is this not discriminatory against young men?
Hey, libs – you got your way. And, hey, girls – Uncle Sam may need you to serve your country at some point in the near future – equally, of course.
Isn’t “progressivism” exciting?