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Women in Combat

Rabbi Jeffery Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:21 AM
Social experiments, such as allowing women in combat role positions rarely, if ever, work. The oxymoron here is "level playing field". If standards have to be adjusted, there is no level playing field. This may anger some, but we did the same thing with "equal opportunity legislation". We lowered the standards for some minorities in colleges and employment circles. One of two things happened (and sometimes both things happened). The education system as a whole suffered and was "dumbed down", and/or those admitted under lower standards failed miserably. Some may have made it, but some women will make it in the military as well. Mr. Williams is correct, the purpose of an army is to protect and defend against, and defeat our enemies.

A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field."

The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same age,...