Back in the 1960s I used to think the Draft was wrong, but now I see everyone having to take their chances at being drafted as fairer than the Economic Draft we currently have where the poor "volunteer" in order to get the benefits they would otherwise be denied due to their economic status..
And yes women should be drafted too along with LGBT folks.
From Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/top-us-generals-women-should-have-to-register-for-the-draft-too/
02 Feb 2016
top U.S. Marine Corps and Army generals said on Tuesday that women
should be required to register for the military draft, along with men,
as the armed forces move toward integrating them fully into combat
“I think that all eligible and qualified men and women
should register for the draft,” General Robert Neller, the commandant of
the Marine Corps, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on
women in combat.
General Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the
Army, also backed registration for women, although two other witnesses,
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy, said
only that there should be a discussion of legislation requiring women to
register for the Selective Service.
The U.S. military is currently an all-volunteer force, but young men are required to register in case the draft is reactivated.
military leaders said it would take years for women to be fully
integrated into combat units, although they generally voiced strong
support for the plan to skeptical committee members.
Milley estimated full integration would take “no less than one to three years of deliberate effort.”
Barack Obama’s defense secretary, Ash Carter, announced in December
that the military would let women serve in all combat roles. The
historic announcement was greeted with intense skepticism by many
Republican members of Congress, as well as expectations it would require
women to register for the draft.
Continue reading at: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/top-us-generals-women-should-have-to-register-for-the-draft-too/
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