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    If the Draft Was Ever Reinstated, Should Women Get Drafted Along with Men?

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    Post by Marc™ on Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:45 am

    If the country went to went to war and reinstated the draft, do you think women should be drafted too?




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    Post by Supernova on Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:24 am

    If they reinstated the draft I say everybody move to Canada. You see how many people have joined the military willingly over the past few decades? Why would the government need to bring back that gun to put to the public's head?

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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:11 am

    Why shouldn't they draft women? It'd be sexist not to draft women. It'd go against all the "equal rights" arguments and would expose a huge hypocrisy to not draft women.

    That being said, I am vehemently opposed to a military draft with a pretty strong passion. I think it's probably one of the most foolish things a country can do, especially with the current crop of people.



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    Post by Nystyle709 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:42 am

    No.



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    Post by Shale on Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:14 am

    Yes, young women should be put at risk the same as young men. We no longer fight with truncheons and swords -women can wield the light-weight weapons of modern warfare so put them in the fray and let them come home in body bags just like the boys. What's the difference which youth's life gets cut short. Maybe it would make the asswipes in Washington reconsider going into frivolous wars.




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    Post by Tony Marino on Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:38 am

    Sure why not?




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    Post by Alan Smithee on Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:40 pm

    Certainly. They're allowed to enlist as volunteers. They're even suing the government to lift the ban on combat duty.



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    Post by wants2laugh on Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:39 am

    Shale wrote:Yes, young women should be put at risk the same as young men. We no longer fight with truncheons and swords -women can wield the light-weight weapons of modern warfare so put them in the fray and let them come home in body bags just like the boys. What's the difference which youth's life gets cut short. Maybe it would make the asswipes in Washington reconsider going into frivolous wars.


    the weapons/gear is not all THAT light weight. My man told me that depending on his mission, he could be carrying about 80pounds on him. That being said, I myself have to throw sacks of mail that weigh that much all damn day... so not saying it can't be done, but most women (and some men for that matter) are not as strong as i am.

    As far as a draft... sure. Make it mandatory. It might teach kids some discipline and give them some goals that their parents are not teaching them now! Plus, our troops are exhausted. back to back, and extended deployments are causing the suicide rates to rise, as well as PTSD. Before these guys can even get help, they are being shipped back off to war. The average army deployment during vietnam was 1yr, but until 2008 during these long afghanistan/iraq war, the average was 15months... then it was changed back to 1yr. Infantry men deploy much more often than admin jobs, and these are the guys in combat. Our men/women are still fighting the longest war we have ever had, and 12,000 per month are effected by the Stop-loss policy which prevents them from separating from the army when they are supposed to.

    And women in combat is not a new thing. I had a woman neighbor who used to fly missions during WWII. She said she was terrified because the women were not permitted to be armed, and flew missions to allow men pilots to fly in combat missions. However, she had told me stories that the enemy had a funny way of determining what was a "combat mission" and what was not. She was fired upon quite often and had no way of firing back. I think i would prefer that women be kept in medical/admin jobs though. there are many families today in which BOTH parents are deploying and the kids are left at home wondering if one or both of their parents will be killed. For this reason, i truly believe that only one parent should deploy at a time.

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