Not to mention that a military draft is not in the Constitution either. The beast will not stop until the people stop it and that looks pretty remote right now, at least to me.
Women should just say, FINE :)
: WELL LADIES, IF YOU ARE 18 TO 25 YEARS OLD, IT LOOKS LIKE NOT
: ONLY IS THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL, BUT, YOU WILL BE
: TAKING UP THE SLACK FOR THE DRAFT TO FILL THEIR
: REQUIREMENTS NEEDED FOR THE MILITARY. AND THAT INCLUDES
: COMBAT TOO.
: INSTEAD OF BEING AT THE BEACH WORKING ON YOUR TAN, YOU WILL
: GET A MILITARY TAN AND TEST YOURSELF TO THE MAX IN BOOT
: THIS IS AS EQUAL AS YOU CAN GET IN THIS WORLD.
: Drafting Only Men for the Military Is Unconstitutional, Judge
: BY TYLER PAGER
: Feb. 24, 2019
: A military draft that applies only to men is unconstitutional,
: a federal judge in Houston has ruled, saying that excluding
: women is no longer justified because they can now serve in
: combat roles just as men do.
: Judge Gray H. Miller of Federal District Court in the Southern
: District of Texas took note of the Supreme Court’s 1981
: ruling that the exclusion of women from the draft was
: “fully justified” because women then were not allowed to
: serve in combat. But the Pentagon abolished those
: restrictions in 2015, opening the way for women to serve in
: any military role for which they could qualify.
: “While historical restrictions on women in the military may
: have justified past discrimination, men and women are now
: ‘similarly situated for purposes of a draft or registration
: for a draft,’” Judge Miller wrote in his ruling. “If there
: ever was a time to discuss ‘the place of women in the Armed
: Services,’ that time has passed.”
: Though no one has been conscripted into the United States
: military in more than 40 years, the Military Selective
: Service Act requires all American men to register when they
: turn 18, in case a draft is reinstated; they remain
: eligible through age 25. Men who do not register can be
: fined, imprisoned and denied services like federal student
: The ruling came in a case brought by the National Coalition
: for Men, a men’s rights group, which argued that drafting
: men exclusively violates the 14th Amendment’s
: equal-protection clause.
: Kate Germano, a retired Marine who served for 20 years, said
: on Sunday that the ruling was a natural progression from
: the lifting of the ban on women in combat roles.
: “It would be an advantage to the country, and also for men,
: who have bore the preponderance of the burden since the
: draft was established,” Ms. Germano said of registering
: women. Noting that women make up slightly more than half
: the adult population, she said, “Why not leverage all of
: the talent pool?”
: David R. Segal, the founding director of the Center for
: Research on Military Organization at the University of
: Maryland, said he supports retaining draft registration,
: and that as a matter of equality, both men and women should
: be part of it.
: “Since registration for selective service is one of the
: indicators of citizenship, I think we should at least say
: publicly that women and men have the same rights and
: responsibilities of citizenship,” said Mr. Segal, who has
: been studying military organization for more than 50 years.
: The men’s rights group that brought the suit welcomed the
: ruling. “We think it’s about time since women are allowed
: in combat,” Marc E. Angelucci, a lawyer for the National
: Coalition for Men, said. “If we have draft registration,
: both sexes should have to register. There’s really no more
: excuse to require only men to register.”
: The Pentagon declined to comment on Sunday.
: Judge Miller’s ruling was declaratory, and it did not specify
: any action that the government must take to comply.
: The ruling comes at a time when an advisory panel, the
: National Commission on Military, National, and Public
: Service, is studying the draft system, considering whether
: it should continue and whether women should be included.
: “Personally, I don’t think we will remain with the status
: quo,” Joe Heck, the chairman of the commission, told USA
: Today in January. “But where we end up on the spectrum is
: yet to be determined.”