Do you know that a few days ago, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which included the requirement for all women to register for the military draft? It is scary what Congress can sneak in to a major bill under the radar, especially when the nation is wrestling over critical issues like COVID, Afghanistan, and multi-trillion dollar socialist spending. Here is what happened.
Although American women have not ever been subject to military draft in the history of our nation, the liberal “woke” Democrats saw this year as a rare opportunity to underhandedly slip the legislation in to the already controversial NDAA. The House voted 316-113, including 135 Republicans voting “for,” to require young women to register with the Selective Service for a potential military draft. Since Vietnam, we have successfully defended our nation with an all-volunteer force with no draft needed. However, all able-bodied men over 18 are still required by law to sign up for the draft in case it would be needed in a national emergency. If this bill passes and is signed into law, all Americans, men and women, will have to sign up even though there is absolutely no military necessity for it to apply to both sexes.
Several studies have shown that a mixed-gender force is less capable than an all-male force. The studies also show that, during a national emergency, we could double the size of our armed forces to five million servicemembers which would require only 2.5% of the male population. Women should not be required to enlist ahead of able-bodied men. Since Vietnam, both men and women have voluntarily served in our armed forces honorably. But when it comes to compulsory emergency military combat service, there is great military advantage in a male dominant frontline force.
The concept of women’s equality is not owned exclusively by liberals. Equality for women should be the goal of every individual and government organization. But equality should be assured within the framework of physiological and sociological realities. It is both biblical and practical that men were created to be their society’s primary defenders. I believe that an able-bodied man remaining safely behind the lines of battle while a woman risks her life on the front lines is an anathema to God. It certainly is to me. Yet a random draft of both sexes would mean just that. Many women would be sent to the front lines before many men. That is un-American, un-Christian, and unconscionable in my view.
The NDAA in now in the Senate having been passed by the House. The Senate will pass their own version, then the two chambers will reach a unified conclusion in a conference committee. So, both of your senators and your representative will vote on this bill in the coming days. I urge you to tell your senators and representative to take the military draft of women provision out of the NDAA. Simply go to their websites and leave your message. While you’re at it, tell them to vote against the entire $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill being fought over right now. Tell them to NOT accept a compromise for a lesser amount!
When Washington looks more like a demolition derby than the seat of government for the greatest nation in history, we must interject ourselves. They work for us!