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For those of you...

Posted by on Oct. 27, 2016 at 9:47 PM
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  Who  think  Benghazi was  no  big  deal  and unsecure  email  servers  are  no  big   deal  well because you're  not  in the military  and it  has  no  bearing  on you...  it might.



Military women hugging

The New York Times reports:

In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18.

On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties.

The United States has not used the draft since 1973 during the Vietnam War. But the impact of such a shift, reflecting the evolving role of women in the armed services, would likely be profound.

Under the Senate bill passed on Tuesday, women turning 18 on or after Jan. 1, 2018, would be forced to register for Selective Service, as men must do now. Failure to register could result in the loss of various forms of federal aid, including Pell grants, a penalty that men already face. Because the policy would not apply to women who turned 18 before 2018, it would not affect current aid arrangements.

‘The fact is,’ said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, ‘every single leader in this country, both men and women, members of the military leadership, believe that it’s fair since we opened up all aspects of the military to women that they would also be registering for Selective Services.’

The Supreme Court ruled in 1981 that women did not have to register for the draft, noting that they should not face the same requirements as men because they did not participate on the front lines of combat. But since Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in December that the Pentagon would open all combat jobs to women, military officials have told Congress that women should also sign up for the draft.

‘It’s my personal view,’ Gen. Robert B. Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in February, that with the complete lifting of the ban on women in combat roles, ‘every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft.’

A nation now founded on the idea of equality will have to make all laws and traditions conform to that ideology. This legislation is just one example.

For better or for worse, welcome to the draft, ladies. 



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UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on Oct. 27, 2016 at 9:57 PM
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Just quit it with politicizing the murder of my friend.

8 fucking investigations when 1 was enough.

Time after time republican investigations clear clinton, so they investigate again. Not to get a different result, but to keep the story running.

Pure fucking politics.


The people responsible for his death and the deaths of the others that night are the people that shot them.

aprilgrandmom48
by Bronze Member on Oct. 27, 2016 at 10:24 PM
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I have always thought everybody should serve their country for at least a year. It doesn't have to be combat. It can volunteer work, day care, national parks, hospitals, schools, whatever you are best at. Just an idea I have always had.
aprilgrandmom48
by Bronze Member on Oct. 27, 2016 at 10:38 PM
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Not to mention 6 million of taxpayers money and 14 million of state department funds that could have been put towards future embassy security. The security money was previously slashed by republicans. Ambassador Stevens knew the dangers and his family does not blame hillary


Quoting UnoDuoTres:

Just quit it with politicizing the murder of my friend.

8 fucking investigations when 1 was enough.

Time after time republican investigations clear clinton, so they investigate again. Not to get a different result, but to keep the story running.

Pure fucking politics.

The people responsible for his death and the deaths of the others that night are the people that shot them.

msb64
by Gold Member on Oct. 27, 2016 at 10:54 PM
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Glen Doherty's and Tyrone Woods' families don't blame Clinton.  Neither does Heather Smith.  This has been politically perpetuating an event that is painful for many and it needs to stop. 

Quoting aprilgrandmom48: Not to mention 6 million of taxpayers money and 14 million of state department funds that could have been put towards future embassy security. The security money was previously slashed by republicans. Ambassador Stevens knew the dangers and his family does not blame hillary
Quoting UnoDuoTres:

Just quit it with politicizing the murder of my friend.

8 fucking investigations when 1 was enough.

Time after time republican investigations clear clinton, so they investigate again. Not to get a different result, but to keep the story running.

Pure fucking politics.


The people responsible for his death and the deaths of the others that night are the people that shot them.


MrsHMS
by Silver Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 1:11 AM
We need Americans out at war fighting so foreigners and illegals can stay here and keep the US home fires burning.
MissAndree
by Gold Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 1:35 AM

Yeah, notice the people trying to defeat this are misogynist conservatives. Their candidates for the Predidency and vice Presidency have both publically stated that they don't believe that women should be in the military at all. 

Also, this has shit to do with benghazi, but keep reaching.

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