No, America – You’re Not Drafting My Daughter

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Women should not have to register for the draft.

Military Officials Say Woman Should Have to Register for Draft.

No, actually. American women should not have to register for the draft.

News broke this afternoon that top generals from the Army and Marine Corps are expecting the integration of women into combat roles to take another three years.

That’s not really news, though. The part I found shocking and repugnant was where those same generals announced their recommendation that young women be required to register for the draft moving forward.

This is, of course, logically consistent with the decades old push of feminists to androgenize women in the West and make them “equal” to men, a claim that has really become code for saying there’s nothing special about men and women, nothing besides their different reproductive organs that makes one inherently unique or distinct from the other.

Yet Genesis says the Lord intentionally created mankind male and female:

So God created man in his own image,

in the image of God he created him;

male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

And in the New Testament we read the words of the Apostle Peter:

“Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”

1 Peter 3:7

That is to say that it was no accident how God made women the weaker vessel, and it is not a thing to be disregarded or ignored. We’re not disrespecting women to say they’re weaker, especially if God says they are in fact the weaker vessel.

Sending women into combat and possibly drafting them against their will to operate in combat roles is not giving honor to women as the weaker vessel. It is just another instance of America contemptuously rejecting God’s original plans and design for gender.

Really, now – what is driving our obsession with tearing down any meaningful distinction between men and women?

American women should not have to register for the draft.

Evelyn Grace, my two-year-old daughter is sitting on my lap as I write this. She is sweet and kind and gentle-hearted, a girly girl if there ever was one. She loves pink and dolls and twirling her skirt and having bows in her hair. Do not misunderstand me: I am dead-set against her possibly being conscripted as a young woman to fight America’s wars.

I will fight, if need be. My sons will fight, if need be – I have five of them who will each no doubt someday be strong and brave and full of manly vigor when they become men.

Surely we American men are not so weak and cowardly that our daughters must be sent to fight on our behalf. You really could not dishonor my sons and me much worse than to compel their sister and my daughter to charge into harm’s way when my sons and I are able-bodied.

It is one thing to permit women who want to fight to do so, one thing to not bar their way when they intend to defend their country and way of life. Though their choice seems imprudent to me, it is their choice. It is quite another matter entirely to twist the disinterested arms of tomorrow’s girls and women and compel those who are not inclined to throw off their femininity in pursuit of societal androgyny to go and fight in far-off battles.

God created men and women to be distinct, but equal in worth and value. It devalues both men and women to disregard the distinctions between man and woman, and it dishonors God to hold in contempt His intentions and designs for humanity as possessing both male and female members.

This is really a bridge too far, America. Enough is enough. American women should not have to register for the draft, and you’re not going to take my daughter.

This social engineering campaign being waged is just another wicked folly being hoisted upon the American public, and I pray it will be rejected soundly as such by the American people. But now is the time to speak up, countrymen – for our wives and sisters and daughters and granddaughters and generations of girls and women yet to be born.

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Christian, husband to a darling wife, and father to seven children - I enjoy pipe-smoking, playing strategy games on my computer, listening to audio books, and writing. When I'm not asking you questions out loud, I'm endlessly asking myself silent questions in my head. I believe in God's grace, hard work, love, patience, contemplation, and courage.