Commonwealth Policy Center

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 316-113 to increase the funding for the military. The $768 billion National Defense Authorization Act will also increase military pay by 2.7 percent. But the bill also requires women to register for the draft. This controversial aspect still needs to be passed by the Senate, but we should ask the question of whether we want to require our daughters to fight our wars? This doesn’t mean that women cannot contribute to national security. They certainly have much to offer. But there’s a difference between requiring men to sign up for the draft and women who just turned 18. It’s not politically correct to talk about the difference between men and women, but biology and nature tells us that men in general are more suited to fight wars than women. We’ll see if the U.S. Senate agrees.