By Ron Paul For many of us concerned with liberty, the letters “NDAA” have come to symbolize Washington’s ongoing effort to undermine the US Constitution in the pursuit of constant war overseas. It was the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012 that introduced into law the idea that American citizens could be indefinitely detained […]
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Forcing young women to also register with Selective Service is, among some, being touted as some sort of victory for gender equality. Is forcing women into involuntary servitude for the state something a free society should take pride in? Where are those making the larger philosophical point that if we do not own our own […]
By Ron Paul Last week the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring women to register with Selective Service. This means that if Congress ever brings back the draft, women will be forcibly sent to war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXiE-kvO6wU The amendment is a response to the Pentagon’s decision to allow […]
With women now cleared to fill all military combat roles, a major push is on to force women to register for the draft. Is this a triumph of equality, or is it just equality in slavery?
by Ryan McMaken During last Saturday’s GOP presidential debate, the candidates were asked if they would support mandatory registration for women with the Selective Service System now that women are allowed combat positions in the US military. The Selective Service, of course, is the federal agency that maintains a list of potential conscripts should the […]
Recently Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that all military jobs would be open to women, including the most dangerous combat jobs. Some have hailed it as a victory for equal rights and are even calling for women to be eligible for the draft. Are they missing the point?
by Tom DiLorenzo The Black Lives Matter movement has persuaded Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber to begin expunging the name and image of Woodrow Wilson (Princeton president for eight years) from campus buildings because of Wilson’s undeniably racist words and actions (He re-segregated the federal government, for example). Their next target, who should have been […]