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Congress Fixes "Sexist" Draft - Votes To Require Women To Register For Selection
04-28-2016, 11:13 AM,
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Congress Fixes "Sexist" Draft - Votes To Require Women To Register For Selection
Congress Fixes "Sexist" Draft - Votes To Require Women To Register For Selection

<p>With all the problems facing America - both at home and abroad - The House Armed Services Committee decided on Wednesday to solve one of the nation's crucial &quot;problems&quot; - a &quot;sexist draft.&quot;</p>
<p><a href="http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/04/28/house-panel-approves-measure-require-women-register-draft.html">As Military.com reports</a> on Wednesday the committee approved (by a narrow margin) an amendment to a defense bill to <strong>require women to register for the draft</strong>.</p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, proposed the amendment to lift the restriction on women registering for the selective service at a committee-wide mark-up session of the proposed fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.</p>
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<p>&quot;Here is why I think this is important; it doesn't matter in this debate whether you think women should be in the infantry or be in special operations,&quot; Hunter said during the session on Wednesday night. &quot;I personally don't. If we had that vote in committee today I would vote against women being in infantry and special operations.</p>
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<p>&quot;But this is not about women serving in the infantry. The administration has made that decision unilaterally disregarding what the Marine Corps and special operations communities have said. <strong>But that's not what this is about. Right now the draft is sexist. Right now the draft only drafts young men. Women are excluded.</strong>&quot;</p>
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<p>Ironically, Hunter then went on to explain that his generation has not seen the kind of warfare that requires a draft... and so why waste time on this? Unless they think something is coming?</p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p>&quot;That is what a draft is for,&quot; he added. <strong><em>&quot;A draft is because people started dying in the infantry and you need more bodies in infantry, that is what a draft if for. The administration would like to make this decision on its own. I think we should make this decision.&quot;</em></strong></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Hunter, who requested a roll-call vote on the measure, ended up voting against his own amendment</strong></span>.</p>
<p>The amendment passed 32 votes to 30 votes, with <strong>strong support from female committee members.</strong></p>
<p><em><a href="http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/04/28/house-panel-approves-measure-require-women-register-draft.html">Read more here...</a></em></p>


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