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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

SdAufKla Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:04 AM
The military has always had to dance to any tune played by it's civilian political masters. The difference is that conservatives pretty much leave it alone when they're in power, and when the prog-libs are in power, they can never resist ordering social-engineering just because they can as a sop to any special interest they are trying to co-opt. God and the soldier all men adore In times of war, but no more. For When war is over and all things righted, God is neglected and the soldier slighted.
David1735 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:21 PM
Will any general officer (or, perhaps, one of the service chiefs) resign in protest? Somehow, I doubt it.

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...