Sadly, it seems like there’s a solid chance this will also be passed by the Senate and signed by the President.
Is a conscientious objector still registering for the draft? If so, should a woman register as a conscientious objector, or should she refuse to register? The latter could make things difficult very fast.
It’s sad how many Republicans voted for this. And I’ve not been on FB, but I’ve not seen any reporting in the major news sources about it. It’s just ho-hum, business as usual. Not a big deal. Note in particular Indiana Rep. Jim Banks and Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup:
“The NDAA is never perfect, and this is the case where the good far outweighs the bad,” Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, told the Washington Examiner. “I have daughters, I don’t want them drafted into the military. I want our military to be a volunteer force. But I think those debates are going to continue to occur even after the NDAA goes into effect.”
Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, who was an Army combat surgeon in Iraq, noted that there are many jobs in the military and details of the implementation matter.
“There are still physical requirements for certain jobs that you have to be able to perform and fulfill,” he told the Washington Examiner. “It doesn’t mean that, you know, if there is a draft, a woman necessarily has to go be in the infantry.”
The idiocy of these excuses is mind-boggling. “I don’t want them drafted, but I voted for them to be drafted because we can argue about not drafting them later.” “Don’t worry, your daughter will only have to fight if she’s a big strong girl.”
I mourn the leaders God has given us Christian midwesterners more than I mourn the leaders he’s given the liberal elite on the coasts.