I do not cite InfoWars often but they are right about this issue even if the memes (had to ask my kids: “What’s a meme?”) are misleading – no one has proposed seriously a draft for men or women. But Secretary Clinton (and Sen. Lindsey Graham, too) have called for registration of young women for a potential draft.
Political satire has a long history to make serious points and there are few more serious than the potential to draft women. I have two teenage daughters and I’d (peacefully and lawfully of course) hit the streets if they subject women to the draft. We dads protect our daughters (I thought about entering one of those AR-15 contests just for the wonderful prop to show the boys who come to my house!) and moms should too.
On Secretary Clinton:
Hillary Clinton said she backs legislation requiring women to register for the draft, moments before the Senate voted in favor of the measure.
“I do support that,” Clinton told The Huffington Post on Wednesday.
And Sen. Lindsey Graham (with a revealing comment from Sen. Claire McCaskill):
“I support it,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who served in the Air Force for years, told HuffPost last month. “I don’t think you want to take half your population off the sidelines in case of a national emergency.”
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) added that “it’s just a matter of time” until women are treated equally in the military.
Can 2020 come fast enough for the people of South Carolina? It is barbaric for a civilized nation to even consider subjecting women to a military draft (and not much better for men to be subjected to it) and people should not stand for it. The Supreme Court has already held that a male-only draft registration scheme is not discrimination against men.
Meantime, back in 2016, if you have a daughter – think about taking her down to the post office to register for the military draft and that Secretary Clinton supports that. Think about that when you vote November 8.