The argument being used for including females in ground combat military forces, bad breath distances (infantry, armor, special forces) is that the U.S.A. needs to have the highest efficency combat force it can have. WHAT? What that red herring statement is implying is that we currently have a less than efficient force in the field, and we won’t have that until the U.S.A military has men AND women in the same foxhole. That is offensive.
Of course now all girls over the age of 18 will now have to register for the draft (Selective Service). The proponents of this asinine idea have never been in a close combat role. It is somewhat embarrassing enough for men to preform their personal hygene, ETC. in the field with other men (some of whom are sexually attracted to them). Add a couple of females into a building under seige with enemy fire, or as one of a four man crew in a tank out in the field with lonely, horney ninteen year old guys that are coming down from daily adrealine rushes, and you know there will be problems.
A combat rediness loss of total troop (?) strength of 2-5% for pregnancy is common now in Navy ships, add to that the additional 2-5% potential loss of troop strength for the men facing court-martial and immediate ‘sensitivity training’ immersion programs. This will make a LESS than currently effective fighting force.
Conservatives/Libertarians/Constitutionalists/Tea Partiers NEED to “grab more attention”. The Marxists’ playbook is to be bombastic to catch the news attention, and garner interest even if what they puke out are lies, the more ridiculous the assertion, the more attention they receive. An recent example is Piers Morgan’s serial interviews with the pro-self defense leadership. Watched by both sides of the issue, he now falsely believes he is a popular commentator.
The uninformed sheep who feed on reality TV and salacious stories are drawn to these outlandish falsehoods, because they are more interesting than the dullness of reality.
Constitutionalists, et al (right) tend to be more law-abiding, truthful, thoughtful and not as emotion based when solving problems and are therefore more dull and boring. The anti-self defense crowd only need to capture an image with a one line description supporting their ideology to influence the sheep. The right then to counter the image or sound-bite needs to fully explain the truth of the matter with statistics, charts, footnotes, et cetera. Boooorrriing!
I am becoming more convinced the right needs to begin fighting fire with fire. By using the “Any publicity is good publicity.” tactic to draw attention to the subject thus prompting a lengthy debate on the truthfulness of the topic. Of course the media, as it tends to do will find the most benign, moderate or uninformed representative to offer an opposing view, i.e. Senator Lindsey Graham as the ultimate Republican-view spokesman. An effective offense is necessary instead of always being on the defense. (So in honor (?) of today’s sports lineup, a good quote would be “The best defense is a good offense.”)
Instead of meekly stating we have our God-given right to keep and bear arms to protect our homes or hunt, we need to express the truth aggressively that the Second Amendment was written to inform the Federal government officials that We The People have the right and the will to violently defend that right should the need arise.
This is my reply to dr.kate’s post “The Compact is Broken”
The fundamental principal on which the American States united was founded and fought for, was that “all men are created equal”. That one man who is called a king (or group of men) is not “more equal” than any other man/person.
The situation we now find ourselves, is of our own making., Our disinterest in the integrity of our representatives and the process of choosing those men whom we send in our stead and instead childishly becoming more interested in how long some Hollywood marriage lasts has given us what we got.
The initial requirement to be included in this process, of only land owners having the right to vote, was a sound condition, as these will be the people that have a stake in the governing of the country. Those that pay no taxes and are suckling at the government teat only have their own self interest in mind.
The fight that may need to be, will not only be with the ruling elite from both wings of our one political party (republicrats) but also with their enslaved minions who rely on “massar” to feed and clothe them.
The problem is obvious to me, the solution is not.
The US State Department seems to have altered what it will accept as evidence of US citizenship, now accepting a Certification of Live Birth as evidence.
Unless I read this wrong.