Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., answers questions from reporters about challenges facing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law in the Supreme Court next week, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2012. The GOP leader criticized the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare," as the single worst piece of legislation during his time in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell, Who Dodged the Draft, Wants Women Drafted

Mitch McConnell maneuvered himself out of Vietnam with some help during that war. But now he wants women drafted to war.

His reasoning is that now that women are allowed in active combat they should be required to sign up for the selective service.

This actually ignores the fact that women are now eligible for combat roles because the Obama Administration has decided to use the military as a social experiment. Aggressively blurring the lines between men and women, the Obama Administration is willing to lower standards so that women can meet the physical fitness requirements of men so they too can be sent off to war.

As a result, the man who dodged the draft is willing to send American daughters off the war against their will.

As Jude Eden has noted

Drafting women is a bad idea because putting women into combat units is a bad idea on a myriad of fronts from degraded combat readiness to skyrocketing injuries, risk, expense, and danger to the long-term medical bill and increased casualties. We always need men to fight whereas drafting women is totally unnecessary.…

The combat integration policy has been sold to us on smoke. Advocates for it have made the demonstrably false claim that women are physically capable of anything military men are while decades of military and sports medicine studies prove the opposite. They’ve ignored the heavy negative effects that sexual dynamics already have on coed units, especially those that deploy. They’ve told us women becoming men’s physical equals is just a matter of leadership and training when women tested continually demonstrate it’s nature, not nurture, dictating the reality here.

Drafting women into combat roles has everything to do with social engineering and nothing to do with common sense. It is a bad idea, so of course Mitch McConnell likes it.

I wonder what Donald Trump thinks.

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