By Nicholas Clairmont, The Atlantic
Last week a Republican congressman took a stand against the integration of women into the military. It backfired spectacularly.
California Representative Duncan Hunter proposed an amendment that would expand the Selective Service, which requires all American men ages 18-25 to sign up for the draft, to include women. Hunter designed the measure to fail, in order to prove that proponents of integration are merely posturing on the social issues they claim to champion. He introduced the amendment, in his word, “regretfully.”
So oddly enough, when the amendment passed, it passed without the support of its sponsor, who exhorted his colleagues to consider the unacceptable reality of women in combat and vote down his measure. But it passed nonetheless, in part due to the support of a critical mass of Hunter’s fellow Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee. The legislation it amended, the omnibus funding bill that determines the size and shape of defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year, passed the committee by a vote of 66-2, sending on to a likely victory in a vote on the House floor. And now women are on their way to being eligible for the draft for the first time in American history.
It's about time. Equality means being equal at everything not just a select few things and why don't you gals put up the toilet seat and open a door every now and then!
FREEDOM FIGHTERS OF AMERICA