Originally Posted by WV
In the times of equal rights for EVERYTHING, I can't seem to figure out why this is an issue for anyone? I wouldn't want my wife being a combat soldier, but that's a whole other story. I wouldn't want my son either.
Serving in the military is NOT an inalienable right. It's a privilege. The military disqualifies applicants for a number of reasons. This idea that all forms of discrimination are wrong is bogus. Discrimination based on animus is what is wrong. There is no equality of abilities—physical or mental.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950