Well, it finally happened today, Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, ordered that women be permitted in"Front Line" combat units! OK, if that's the way you want it! But, women must now be treated as complete equals and must be registered for the draft. Females CANNOT have it both ways.
As you may know, I am against Females in combat. As a matter of fact, I am against women in the military in any but the most mundane support jobs! I like women safe, cared for, soft, cuddly, nurturing, and in a marriage that is good for both partners. I know some of you will disagree with me, and that's OK. I respect your right to disagree with me and will publish, without editing, any comment for or against my position.
But the basis of my present argument since I have lost on all my other moral positions is that Females must be equal to men. That means in opportunity and responsibility. They cannot have the right to select a front line job this time and not the next. And they cannot have the ability to not join in a war when a draft is mandated. If you are equal, you are equal all the time!
Now, let's address the inequality of physical fitness requirements. Remember a male or female soldier carries the same equipment, ammunition, and personal health items into the field. So why is she permitted a lower PRT requirement than her now equal man? When I was Force Master Chief of SURFLANT, I used to argue with the Surgeon General of the Navy over WHY an 18 year old female had two minutes MORE to run the 1.5 mile run that I did as a 37 year old male!!! He tried to convince me that females were built different than men! I knew that!! But their sexual equipment has nothing to do with run times!!
So, a blow to womanhood was struck today. Not FOR womanhood but TO womanhood. If you disagree with me, do your homework. The Israel Military used to have their women in the front lines until they were captured and brutalized in ways men cannot. Now Israel keeps their females in the safe areas! Let history be your teacher.