Time for Chelsea Clinton to get drafted?

Stars and Stripes reports that, as predicted here on American Thinker, it's time for women to sign up for draft .

The Marine Corps commandant and Army chief of staff told the Senate on Tuesday that they believe women should be required to sign up for the military draft now that they are being integrated into all combat positions.

Marine Gen. Robert Neller and Army Gen. Mark Milley testified there should no longer be an exemption for women in the Selective Service program, while Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the opening of combat roles has raised the need for a national debate.

Now millennial women can join their brethren in accepting their duty to defend liberty!  April 15, 2016 could be more than just Tax Day this year!

But service leaders who testified – including Neller – told lawmakers they have accepted the integration order and are moving forward. The Pentagon hopes to have all plans in place by April.

There are those who may rightly point out that on a merit basis, women will likely wash out of the plum combat occupations.  But do we not honor Rosie the Riveter?  Given the modern tooth-to-tail ration of military forces, there will be plenty of slots available in logistics.

It might be appropriate to read Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The Female of the Species," with its refrain "For the female of the species is more deadly than the male."  One thing those ISIS "fighters" fear is dying at the hands of a woman!

On a personal basis, one of my ancestors was the captain of a schooner in the Massachusetts Navy during the American Revolution (his commission is on file in the Massachusetts Archives).  The captain told the story of returning home from sea one day.  He described his wife as being a woman of great courage who kept an ax near her bed as a weapon of defense. (Is Hillary in favor of Ax Control legislation?)

… One night he arrived home late from sea, he found the door barred and raised a window attempt[ing] to get in. In a twinkling the ax was over his head, but the familiar voice "Don't" checked the descending implement and [his wife] was quite overcome by the act. [The captain] said, 'That was coming the nearer my end than any accident or danger of the sea which I have met'.

It is notable that among those dangers at sea he faced was the armed boarding of a British warship, which then lowered its colors in surrender to the Americans.  Britannia longer "ruled the waves."  Grandma was a warrior!

Now, it is true that not all women are so strong.  But "they also serve who only peel potatoes."  Imagine Chelsea Clinton signing up to do her turn as Private Benjamin!  The movie came out in 1980, the same year Chelsea was born.  Now she can live the dream!  And she can repair the family honor by joining, rather than dodging, the draft.

Stars and Stripes reports that, as predicted here on American Thinker, it's time for women to sign up for draft .

The Marine Corps commandant and Army chief of staff told the Senate on Tuesday that they believe women should be required to sign up for the military draft now that they are being integrated into all combat positions.

Marine Gen. Robert Neller and Army Gen. Mark Milley testified there should no longer be an exemption for women in the Selective Service program, while Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the opening of combat roles has raised the need for a national debate.

Now millennial women can join their brethren in accepting their duty to defend liberty!  April 15, 2016 could be more than just Tax Day this year!

But service leaders who testified – including Neller – told lawmakers they have accepted the integration order and are moving forward. The Pentagon hopes to have all plans in place by April.

There are those who may rightly point out that on a merit basis, women will likely wash out of the plum combat occupations.  But do we not honor Rosie the Riveter?  Given the modern tooth-to-tail ration of military forces, there will be plenty of slots available in logistics.

It might be appropriate to read Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The Female of the Species," with its refrain "For the female of the species is more deadly than the male."  One thing those ISIS "fighters" fear is dying at the hands of a woman!

On a personal basis, one of my ancestors was the captain of a schooner in the Massachusetts Navy during the American Revolution (his commission is on file in the Massachusetts Archives).  The captain told the story of returning home from sea one day.  He described his wife as being a woman of great courage who kept an ax near her bed as a weapon of defense. (Is Hillary in favor of Ax Control legislation?)

… One night he arrived home late from sea, he found the door barred and raised a window attempt[ing] to get in. In a twinkling the ax was over his head, but the familiar voice "Don't" checked the descending implement and [his wife] was quite overcome by the act. [The captain] said, 'That was coming the nearer my end than any accident or danger of the sea which I have met'.

It is notable that among those dangers at sea he faced was the armed boarding of a British warship, which then lowered its colors in surrender to the Americans.  Britannia longer "ruled the waves."  Grandma was a warrior!

Now, it is true that not all women are so strong.  But "they also serve who only peel potatoes."  Imagine Chelsea Clinton signing up to do her turn as Private Benjamin!  The movie came out in 1980, the same year Chelsea was born.  Now she can live the dream!  And she can repair the family honor by joining, rather than dodging, the draft.