Maybe They Really Are Just A Bunch Of Imbeciles — Sec of Defense Doesn’t Know Who Runs Selective Service

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I actually had to run down the quote.  I didn’t really believe this, but, there it is. 

Out going Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, a life long Washington insider, recently announced the lifting of the restriction women had from serving in combat roles.  Panetta made this announcement alongside Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Logically, the question was asked if this meant that women would now have to register for selective service as all males must…. assuming they make it to age. 

Both men conceded that they didn’t know if this move means that women will have to register for the draft with Selective Service, as young men are required to do. “That’s not our operation,” Panetta said, stumbling over his words, then adding, “I don’t know who the hell controls Selective Service, to tell the truth.”

Leon, you, total tool.  You’ve been in Washington since the early 70s.  Selective Service controls Selective Service!!!  They report directly to the president!

The answer to the question is, yes.  Women should now have to register for selective service.  Which is about time.  Should, you never know with the tools in Washington.

he constitutionality of excluding women was decided in 1981 by the United States Supreme Court in Rostker v. Goldberg, with the Court holding that registering only men did not violate the due process clause of the Constitution. “The existence of the combat restrictions clearly indicates the basis for Congress’ decision to exempt women from registration. The purpose of registration was to prepare for a draft of combat troops. Since women are excluded from combat, Congress concluded that they would not be needed in the event of a draft, and therefore decided not to register them.”

As to women actually being in combat, unless things are different now, this will put more American lives at risk.  I don’t really have a problem with women in combat, as long as they demonstrate they can do the things their male counterparts can.  Sadly, in the Army, men are held to higher physical rigors than women. 

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4 Responses to Maybe They Really Are Just A Bunch Of Imbeciles — Sec of Defense Doesn’t Know Who Runs Selective Service

  1. cdquarles says:

    Since there are inherent physiological differences between men and women, particularly in the late teens through the 30s, it would be stupid to not hold men and women to different physical standards. The standard would have to be defined down, or women will be ‘statistically’ found to be disproportionately (adversely) impacted; and even if it is defined down to where the ‘statistics’ match, the field results will remain disparate.

    • miked1947 says:

      To hold the same positions they should be required to have the same physical skills!
      It is called “Equality”.
      he skills required should not be changed to be more advantageous for women to compete in combat.

      • cdquarles says:

        Sure, but that’s not what will happen. Men and women are physiologically different. To hold the women to the men’s standard will cause ‘disparate impact’. What will happen is that men will be held to the women’s standard; but out in the field, the women will still not be able to do what the men can do, overall; even though there will be individual men who perform worse than some individual women. Remember, that we are going to be dealing with the right hand tails of the distributions. For instance if the standard is set to be 90th percentile of the men, for women that’ll be somewhere near the 97th percentile. Guess what the leftists will say about that.

  2. johnnypops says:

    Huge victory for women!!! They can get shot at as easy as a man now!!!! Yea!!!

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