A current bill just approved by a 32-30 margin in the House Armed Services Committee may change that. And why not, since we are increasingly committed to equal treatment of all citizens regardless of gender (which in itself is a good thing).
But surprisingly, the main sponsor of this legislation, former marine Duncan Hunter of California, introduced it in the hopes that Congress would not approve it, since he would like to see fewer women involved in combat.
"A draft is there to put bodies on the front lines to take the hill," he said, according to an AP article in today's paper. "The draft is there to get more people to rip the enemies' throats out and kill them."
At least someone is being candid here.
The time has come when humanity needs to ask the more fundamental question of whether anyone, male or female, should ever be forced to take part in killing and maiming their fellow human beings.
Of all of God's creatures, we are the only ones who organize ourselves to destroy each other's lives and property in this kind of unimaginably barbaric way.
May God help us.