TY for your service, and if your grand daughter chooses to serve than I support her decision and thank her as well.+Noelle M
yes you are a fictional character from a tv show, and your responses are so cleaver that I had so much trouble directly responding to them.
Yes I can compare the draft laws to the draft laws. What Era has no relevance to a law still in service today. While I agree another draft is not the most likely of scenarios , neither were the first 2 nor the wars they were involved with. If they are no longer relevant than the vote should be to abolish the draft not to add females. Voting based on a perceived chance of occurrence is not a good strategy, regardless of its chance of occurrence it is either ok or not. Volunteers
in the services, than or now are still Volunteers
and their desire to serve and in what capacity should influence decisions that involve Volunteers not draftees. As stated above I am in full support of anyone that desires to and can serve and I do not believe that gender alone determines effectiveness for all.
Finally we have something that resembled something of a response to what I posted about "women are in the military just as much as men and should therefore be subject to the same laws instead of preferential treatment (women get the right to choose, but not men?"
<--- This was new information, it is an opinion about the topic on hand, and no it was not implied, as Volunteers want to be SOF and there are large number of woman in the Military != Drafting 18 year old woman is ok. As my original post indicated this is a tough decision and I am clearly torn, while the decision to add them is equal, my distaste for the draft in general does not lend itself well to me voting to now include woman. Personally I am ok with saying that woman have a choice even if men do not, realizing this is not equal. hence the theme of the long winded topic.