The PJ Tatler

Ten-HUT! Women May Soon Have to Register for the Draft

Fair’s fair, fair maids:

As female soldiers are becoming more integrated into combat roles in the Army, Congress will eventually have to decide whether women will have to register for the draft, Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday. Mr. McHugh argued that if “true and pure equality” is the goal in the U.S. military, then the possibility of women registering for the draft, is likely.

“If your objective is true and pure equality then you have to look at all aspects” of the roles of women in the military, Mr. McHugh said on the first day of the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting in Washington, Military.com reported. Registration for the draft, “will be one of those things that will have to be considered,” he added.

But the issue of women and draft registration is one that will ultimately have to be dealt with in Congress, Mr. McHugh added, saying he expected a “pretty emotional debate and discussion.”

You know, I doubt it. Given the pace of fundamental transformation, and the general lack of spinelessness in Congress, I bet it will sail right through — another foolish idea that should have been strangled in its cradle, but wasn’t.