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Majority of Voters Favor Full Combat Roles For Women

Andrew292 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 3:16 PM
A question about this entire debate? I have no problem with any American regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation choosing to serve their country in whatever manner to the absolute best of their personal capabilities. And I thank them for it. But there is an inherent problem with this latest equality. It is grossly unequal. A woman may now choose to serve in a combat role. Whereas every male US citizen between the ages of 18 and 45 may be compelled to do so. Yeah! Everybody remember draft registration? So what is the public view on compelling women into combat?

Last week as a last hoorah, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving combat even though women have been serving in combat for quite some time. Now, a new Rasmussen Report shows 59 percent of voters favor women serving in full combat positions.

Most voters think women in the military should be able to fight in combat just like men do. But they still believe overwhelmingly that women need to pass the same physical tests as men if they’re in special forces like the Green Berets and Navy SEALs.

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