Saturday, January 26, 2013

Females in combat

It seems to me that the brouhaha over the Defense Department making a fact of life official is much ado about very little. Females have been in war's way for centuries fighting, nursing or making camps more tolerable.
The only issue in my mind is the need to maintain a high physical standard for those who would be in combat. Any lowering of the standard under the guise of making things "fairer" for the fairer sex, will inevitably lead to a weakened military force.
So, keep the standards and allow anyone who can meet them, regardless of sex, creed or color, qualify. It's the American Way . . . at least the way it used to be.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree with you. What you say seems sensible. Do you ever say anything that is more controversial?