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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

ballen Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:25 AM
WOULD WOMEN OF COMBAT BE MORE READY TO FIRE ON US CITIZENS THAN MEN IF OBAMA CALLED FOR MARSHALL LAW AND THEY WERE TOLD TO?
Ron781 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:44 PM
If he calls for marshall law I would hope we are smart enough to eliminate him.
Jim69 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 6:03 PM
Would Matt Dillon or Raylan Givens be the marshals?

The first line of attack in political battles is language. Getting people to phrase things your way is the first step to getting them to think your way.

In the foggy mess of the debate over women in combat, you will see media references to a “ban” being “lifted.”

Bans are bad. Lifting bans is good. Therein lies the bias strangling this issue in the dominant media culture.

Am I “banned” from the women’s restrooms at work? No, I’m just not supposed to be in there, so that word doesn’t come up. The...