As I have written about previously, the draft by the central government of the united States of America is not only unconstitutional, but it is morally and biblically a violation of the freedom and liberty that the men and women of this country possess. Yet, the US Senate has recently voted to demand that women register for the draft.
The New York Times reports:
On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties.
Under the Senate bill passed on Tuesday, women turning 18 on or after Jan. 1, 2018, would be forced to register for Selective Service, as men must do now. Failure to register could result in the loss of various forms of federal aid, including Pell grants, a penalty that men already face. Because the policy would not apply to women who turned 18 before 2018, it would not affect current aid arrangements.
“The fact is,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, “every single leader in this country, both men and women, members of the military leadership, believe that it’s fair since we opened up all aspects of the military to women that they would also be registering for Selective Services.”
Sadly, many men and women have abandoned the biblical principles our nation was first founded upon, namely the differences and roles of men and women. While the Supreme Court ruled in 1981 that women did not have to register for the draft so that they would not have to face the same requirements as men, the Obama administration has been advancing an assault on women since Defense Secretary Ashton Carter would open combat jobs to woman.
Here’s the root problem in this particular issue: the drafting of men into military service is wrong. It’s doubly wrong to draft women. It’s even worse when the central government is doing it to support unconstitutional wars, which they have been doing following World War II.
“It’s my personal view, every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft,” said General Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corp.
Well, we appreciate the treasonous general’s “personal view,” but the Constitution specifically states in the Thirteenth Amendment:
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
This would include the illegal and immoral draft for both men and women.
The Bible is also clear about what god considers moral with regards to an army.
When Israel went to war, here were the stipulations that God put down for those who would engage in battle. The come from Deuteronomy 20.
“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people. And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; for the Lord is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.” Deut. 20:1-4
The next section points out those who should return home rather than be a part of the militia.
“Then the officers shall speak to the people, saying, ‘What man is there who has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man dedicate it. And also what man is there who has planted a vineyard and has not eaten of it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man eat of it. And what man is there who is betrothed to a woman and has not married her? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man marry her.'” Deut. 20:5-7
It even includes those who are cowards.
“The officers shall speak further to the people and say, ‘What man is there who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, lest the heart of his brethren faint like his heart.’ And so it shall be, when the officers have finished speaking to the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.” Deut. 20:8-9
The pretended law that requires men to sign up for the draft in clear violation of the Constitution has been upheld by the Supreme Court in 1981. This is par for a Supreme Court that has shown itself to be unconstitutional in its rulings time and again.
The issue here is really based on a free society, not one that enslaves its citizens for a war machine.
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