On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton announced her support for extending the draft to women. Then the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the measure, 85 to 13!
“I do support that,” Clinton told The Huffington Post. Nevertheless, she insisted that she opposes actually enforcing the draft. “I am on record as supporting the all-volunteer military, which I think at this time does serve our country well,” she added. “And I am very committed to supporting and really lifting up the men and women in uniform and their families.”
Clinton’s words did not reassure everyone, however. Not all senators supported it: Both Utah Senator Mike Lee and Texas Senator Ted Cruz opposed the amendment. “The idea that we should forcibly conscript young girls into combat, to my mind, makes little or no sense,” Cruz told Politico Pro. “It is at a minimum a radical proposition. I could not vote for a bill that did so, particularly that did so without public debate.”
The amendment extending the draft to women was put into the National Defense Authorization Act, a key piece of military funding legislation. Some claim this is a milestone in women’s equality for the military.
But many on the Internet responded that this merely proves Clinton’s desire to start World War III. Here are 21 of the most hilarious #DraftOurDaughters fake Hillary Clinton campaign ads featuring the female draft.
1. Take aim at Russian Inequality.
— chcki (@_chcki) October 27, 2016
2. Ready for Hillary? That is, to go to war?
— BrokenEgg (@DoatUpon) October 27, 2016
Next Page: Vote for her, then fight for her.
3. Vote for her, then fight for her.
— Jeff (@cupidschapel) October 27, 2016
4. Enlist for her.
5. Is this a victory for women?
— Noto Morrow (@mrgordberg) October 28, 2016
Next Page: When they go low…
6. When they go low, we go high.
7. Fight for equality — on Russian soil.
8. American women are stronger than Russian men.
— Good Ideas Vs Bad (@BadIdeasVs) October 28, 2016
Next Page: Now it’s her turn.
9. Fight for her abroad.
10. Now it’s her turn…
— DEPLORABLE DANI (@NimbleNavgater) October 28, 2016
11. We don’t just vote…
12. Morbid much?
— Tofu (@GeneralTsoTofu) October 28, 2016
Next Page: You knew it was coming…
13. Me? No. Draft my wife.
14. First Trump, then Putin.
15. Compensating for something?
Next Page: Prepare to be disturbed.
16. The combat gap.
17. This is not equality.
— the American Patriot (@momandapplepie) October 28, 2016
18. On the front line.
19. Now, that’s clever.