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.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison