Politicians, bureaucrats, and authoritarians of every stripe within the United Statists of America think nothing of making up laws to squash our constitutional liberties whenever it might suit their purposes. They actually think that they own us and can force us thereby to do their bidding.
If the American statists believe, for example, that they need more soldiers – warm bodies -- with which to fight their endless wars, they won’t hesitate to simply conscript them whether their victims like it or not. Never-mind that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t authorize conscription – the Thirteenth Amendment strictly forbids it -- they’ll conscript anyway if they feel like it.
I thought we put an end to military conscription more than 40 years ago after the disastrous conclusion to Vietnam War; I thought we had a volunteer military today; but no, we didn’t do that exactly because young men between the ages of 18 and 25 are still required to register for the draft just in case their statist overlords want more warm bodies for sacrifice.
And now for the very first time in United Statists history the authorities that be are scheming to do the same with women.
That’s right. The U.S. Senate Armed Services committee has approved legislation that would require American women to register for the military draft. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee approved a similar amendment late last month. Defense Secretary Ash Carter already announced last year that all combat positions will now be open to women. So when the warmongering statists want more warm bodies in the future for sacrifice they’re going to start conscripting the ladies.
"It's what a man's got to do," says the Selective Service website. So why not just conscript the girls too? “Right now the draft is sexist. Right now the draft only drafts young men. Women are excluded," explains Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California. We simply can’t exclude the girls now, can we? That wouldn’t be right.
"We have not been in Vietnam or Korea, or World War II, where you have thousands of people a day dying, where you have massed artillery fires, where you have massed tank units rolling through people's lines we have not seen that," says Hunter. "That is what a draft is for… A draft is because people started dying in the infantry and you need more bodies in infantry, that is what a draft if for.”
"I actually support universal conscription; I actually think if we want equality in this, if we want women to be treated precisely like men are treated and that they should not be discriminated against, we should be willing to support a universal conscription," said Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California after thanking Hunter for proposing the amendment.
Plenty of jobs in the military may need filling if a draft is put into action, chimed in Rep. Martha McSally, a Republican from Arizona. "There could be medical positions; we could need cyber warriors… There is all sorts of positions that we would need the country ready to mobilize for…”
You see, the statists talk about conscripting human beings against their will to go into harm’s way as though they were talking about cannon fodder, bullets, MRE rations, or any other kind of disposable physical resource that can be sacrificed for their cause.
That’s what statism is all about in America… conscripting liberty.