Jenny Beth Martin: ‘I do not want, five years from now, to have my now-13-year-old daughter tell me she has just been drafted against her will’
Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column lays out the real purpose behind the clause in the National Defense Authorization Act, passed this week by the Senate, that mandates 18-year-old women register for selective service in the event of a draft – and it has nothing to do with being more inclusive and curbing gender discrimination.
I do not want, five years from now, to have my now-13-year-old daughter tell me she has just been drafted against her will, and forced by government mandate to put her life plans on hold for two years and make herself available for a combat unit that could lead to injury, capture, rape, or death.
I am not alone in my thinking on that subject. As I travel the country, talking with grassroots leaders and activists from all walks of life, I find similar views on the subject. Voluntary enrollment for women in combat units is not objectionable for most; but make it mandatory, coercive, against a young girl’s will, and you change the equation entirely.
The progressives are counting on that, and using it to achieve their real aim – the eventual and total defanging of the U.S. government’s capability to project military power abroad.
Voluntary military service is one thing but requiring our women to register for service in the event of a draft is suicide for the U.S. armed forces and our nation. Click here to get involved and help Tea Party Patriots urge lawmakers to push for commonsense legislation – not legislation that seeks to undermine our power abroad.