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Old May 2nd 2016, 05:41 AM
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Ron Paul on drafting women:
http://original.antiwar.com/paul/201...ality-slavery/
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Old May 3rd 2016, 12:38 AM
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Here, we have long believed that women's primary duty is motherhood, not defense of home and homeland, that is left to the male. Women should stay at home. So it was always thought. Yes, many women fought in WWII, but... that was a special emergency

Anyway, today...

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Seems a bit odd to say "supporters of the draft are turning their backs on the Declaration of Independence" when mandatory military service was employed (and essential) from the very beginning and throughout the Revolutionary War.
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Old May 3rd 2016, 10:42 AM
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Seems a bit odd to say "supporters of the draft are turning their backs on the Declaration of Independence" when mandatory military service was employed (and essential) from the very beginning and throughout the Revolutionary War.
Are you in favor of women registering for the draft? Why or why not?
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Are you in favor of women registering for the draft? Why or why not?
Well, my primary feeling is that it's a silly issue for politicians to be bothering with, since it's largely irrelevant at the moment and yet sure to be divisive nonetheless.

However, if forced to render an opinion, I supposed I'd say that I have no fundamental objections to the concept of draft registration in general and see no compelling reason for a general exception on the basis of sex. If I were going to support treating women and men differently with regard to military service, I wouldn't start by focusing on registration.
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Are you in favor of women registering for the draft? Why or why not?
No. Because it just a game some one is trying to play/troll. US doesn't have a draft, so it is a moot point.
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Equality is equality
If you have a draft -which you shouldn't- then yes, women too. With the exception of pregnant women for obvious reasons. That's not discrimination or privilege as we could extend the courtesy to pregnant men.
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