Don’t recruit our girls for the frontline fight

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Last year, thanks to the hard work of dozens of conservative groups, a handful of congressional Republicans succeeded in removing a provision from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have required young American women to s sign up for the project.

Yet here we are again. With the Senate Armed Services Committee passing this provision in the annual NDAA bill and the House due to consider the legislation next week, we’ll see if Democrats — with potential support from Republicans — again push forward legislation to force our girls in the front rows.

Whether the military will recruit women to fill combat roles is up for debate in Congress.

This legislation will hurt the American family, undermine our military preparedness, and is a clear attempt to advance a radical agenda that seeks to eliminate all distinctions between men and women. Republicans knew this last year; it’s no different now.


Last year’s win proved that if conservatives fight for family values ​​in the NDAA, we can win. There is no excuse for a congressman – especially a Republican – to support an NDAA which, in the name of « national defense », sets the stage for enlisting mothers and daughters on the battlefield.

It is not, and never has been, a question of whether women can serve effectively in our armed forces; the answer is obviously yes. Thousands already do so voluntarily, and they deserve the highest praise for their service and sacrifice. But today there are about 17 million men of enlistment age and some 60 million of « combat age » (18 to 49), the vast majority of whom are able-bodied.

Many of my colleagues say that women will never be sent to the front line. Oh really? Much of the left can no longer define what a woman is and works to destroy all gender distinctions. They teach children that girls can become boys, boys can become girls, and men can become pregnant. Even in the military itself, they applaud radical gender ideology and force biological women to share their living space with anyone else who identifies as such.

Worse still, many of those same colleagues say we won’t need to hire women unless it’s « really bad ». Well, which one is it? If it’s « really bad », then everyone goes first. The truth is, this is about whether we as a nation, and we as Republicans, will unnecessarily force young women to fight conscription wars in the name of political correctness. That’s it.

The pursuit of “fairness” rather than military readiness threatens the fabric of our nation by playing on the anti-science gender ideology of the radical left; it will undermine the very security of our nation that our armed forces are charged with defending. Men and women are inherently different, they bring with them different physical abilities. Of course, some women are as capable as men on the battlefield, but on average they are not. In 2015, the US Marine Corps spent more than $30 million to conduct a study on this issue, unsurprisingly finding that all-male units outperformed mixed-gender units nearly 70% of the time in ground combat duties.

Or more recently, consider the controversial Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). After changing the test several times, the military decided to abandon the gender-neutral standards after nearly 50 percent of female soldiers failed previous versions. More worryingly, these standards were eventually dropped for physically demanding combat roles. When Sen. Tom Cotton, R-AR, was asked about the decision, Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth admitted they dropped those standards because « we didn’t want to disadvantage any subgroups. »


Bringing women into the project is just one more step in the left’s long quest to eliminate gender distinctions and impose their extreme agenda on the rest of us. They failed last year, but if they fail again this year, they will try again next year. They won’t give up, and neither will we.

An army that cares more about « fairness » than military readiness won’t waste time putting your daughter on the front line. The purpose of Selective Service is to ensure the availability of combat replacements for casualties on the battlefield. When the United States is in peril, failing to remove replacements from the strongest subsection of our population puts everyone at a disadvantage, including the « undergroups. »


Republicans must never fall prey to the idea that we « must pass » legislation at the expense of our future and must always stand up for our daughters and the security of our country. Last year’s NDAA showed that we can win this fight, if we commit.

Rumor has it that Republicans understand that drafting women is not the right way to go. God willing, it is. But make no mistake: if Congress passes a law to enroll our daughters in the drafting, it will be the Republicans who will get there.



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