A very touchy subject. Yes. I agree.
Should Selective Service require females to sign up for the draft, as well?
Its an endlessly debated subject that really seems to have no way of coming to a solid and final answer.
My personal feelings:
My first reaction is "YES" women should have to register. I believe that its only fair.
But when i bring myself back into reality - i think of this:
My wife is every bit of 100 lbs soaking wet. She's very tiny - very gentle - and i would give my life to save her from any harm.
Would i want my wife being dragged off to fight a war in which she can barely hold up the rifle?
The answer is most definitely - and absolutely no. To further that - i wouldn't say "YES" to all women except MY wife. That would be unfair to
other husbands out there as well.
But, fortunately for us all - i am not the person making decisions in this country, so, we should turn to the candidates for the Presidential Election
this year, and see what they have to say about it:
Some of the candidates weigh in: "Should women register for selective service when they turn 18?"
My closing statement is that during WW2 when our government enacted the Draft, this country saw how women could step up and serve their country, and
they didn't have to pick up a gun to do it.
That moment of responsible acceptance of one's patriotic duty forever changed our country for the greater good.
I won't support it because i wouldn't want my wife out there in the field.
How about you?
[edit on 8/25/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]