Monday, February 08, 2016

Thank you Ted Cruz, the only Republican candidate who doesn't want to draft your daughters

After Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie gave their imbecilic responses to Martha Radditz's question about drafting women into a military that now places women on combat positions, the debate proceeded on to other questions. It was hard to believe that none of the other supposedly conservative candidates didn't have another view.

As it turns out, one of them did. From Politico:

“I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, ‘Are you guys nuts?’” Cruz said Sunday, speaking at a town hall here. “Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them into the military and put them in close combat, I think is wrong, it is immoral, and if I am president, we ain’t doing it.”

To applause, Cruz went on to note that he is a father to two daughters, and he wants them to follow their dreams.

“But the idea that their government would forcibly put them in a foxhole with a 220-pound psychopath trying to kill them doesn’t make any sense at all,” he said.

Read the rest here.

Of courseLet's see if I've got this straight: We're going to draft both men and women into the military, but we're going to force men into combat positions, but give women the option in the name of equal treatment? Wouldn't treating men and women equally mean either mandating both to serve in combat or giving both the option? I'm soooo confused about this new equality regime.

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