The U.S. House is expected to vote very soon on whether America should, for the first time ever, begin forcibly drafting our daughters and mothers to fight our wars. If the current Defense Authorization Act passes the House – as is expected – it will head to the Senate for a battle that will ultimately determine whether President Biden gets a chance to sign the new draft provision into law.

The mostly Democratic supporters say the more expansive draft is simply a way to avoid sex-based discrimination in the law while providing the DoD with sufficient personnel for war. These platitudes obscure the fundamental and biological differences between men and women, while suggesting that we need our daughters, sisters and mothers to round out our military. We do not.

Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin destroyed this argument in a recent essay written for Family Research Council. Co-authored with Mary Beth Waddell, the essay notes that forcing women into the draft is all about “advancing a social agenda through our military,” even as it erodes combat effectiveness.

Boykin and Waddell argue that drafting women will actually be “detrimental to military lethality, readiness, and unit cohesion.” They cite studies which show that “all-male military infantry units perform better than co-ed infantry units.”

Additionally, they argue that there are already more than enough men to draft if there were a major conflict which required a doubling of military personnel to 5 million soldiers. That would only necessitate an additional 1.4% of the U.S. male population.

None of this is to degrade the women who serve our nation with distinction. They have every right to do so and should be thanked and honored for their service. But the reality is that wars are largely fought by strong young men, working in close quarters amid life-threatening dangers that require levels of strength and stamina which are not equal distributed among the sexes. The idea of forcing our young women into war zones for the sake of a perverted sense of “equality” runs counter to both physical biology and basic decency.

Read Boykin’s essay here.


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On drafting mothers and daughters to fight our wars

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Michael says:

    well this is what happens when the feminists keep screaming EQUAL RIGHTS. Now you’re all equal.

  • Andy says:

    Everything woke turns to sh**.

  • BackcountryBoy says:

    While I am absolutely against drafting women into war for so many reasons — physically, mentally, spiritually — I don’t see it going any other way. Since we as a nation have turned away from infinite God and His wisdom, we are only left with our finite selves and our foolishness. In addition, I don’t know if the draft actually matters anymore. A draft requires a war, and a war requires fighting for or against something, and fighting for or against something requires values, and values require believing in something greater than ourselves.

  • Ekim Kcidrub says:

    I guess that this is what happens when 1 or 2 generations of young men turn into girliemen.

  • Buzz Kelley says:

    Most young men are stronger than most young women. Note how “transformers” are currently destroying women’s sports. (But not a word from any “women’s groups” hmm)
    Is it true that many of the branches have lowered the physical standards to accommodate women?
    If I were a Chinese or Russian soldier that would be like smelling blood in the water.
    Drafting our mothers, wives and daughters to fight in wars is a REALLY stupid idea.
    But oh yeah these are the fools who turned Afghanistan over to the taliban where women are right now being oppressed, mutilated and murdered.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    I Agree with theses last five comments

  • Evan S Singh says:

    Aren’t there a ton of biblical references about how wives should be subservient to their husbands? Isn’t that was this is about – controlling women?

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      What the blank !!
      God said love each other.
      The man loves his wife.
      The wife loves her husband then they become one.
      God gave each man and women there own strength. To help each other not to control each other.

    • Jen says:

      If you really are interested learning about Christianity and the Word. Then! You need to commit yourself to a bible study group. That’s the only way to learn the answers to your questions. Pick a couple of churches that only teach about the Word rather than church rules, preference, and customs or at least the leadership does its best ability to weed out heresy in their own lives.

      There is a fine line difference between your subservient definition and Submission.

  • Jen says:

    Well it is true Men and Women do communicate and understand differently from one another. How many times did I hear the popular book mentioned ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus.’

  • Greg says:

    Conscription is evil whether it involves men or women. Why do people think the government owns us and can force us to kill to protect its own selfish interests? The government does not own me, my wife, or my children, though they think they do. The world governments are the most harmful forces on earth, and that includes the US government. Its one thing to protect your family from harm, its another to kill for the state. America is not the Kingdom of God. The president is not God. The US military is not God’s military. No foreign nation is threatening our freedoms. The greatest threat, hands down, to our freedoms is the US government itself. This is just another example of that. If this nation were ever in danger of invasion, a large number of people (minus the liberals who think guns are evil) would take up arms and protect their families and communities. Do not comply with this tyranny. ~ No King But Christ ~

    • Buzz Kelley says:

      Dear Greg,
      I was tracking with you until you got to the invasion part. Right now there IS an invasion going on. The invasion is called illegal aliens. You going to take up arms against them? Right now the biden administration has put a gag order on the border patrol and we are currently in the process of losing our country. Official and unofficial numbers show record numbers of people illegally entering this country. biden and the like are all chinese prostitutes that have sold body, soul and countrymen for just another million dollars in secret bank account. Our best hope is to get the wall built and Remove Every Democrat.

      • Greg says:

        Hello Buzz. I see what you are saying. I wasn’t thinking along these lines, but in terms of armed military invasion. But even in this scenario, the US government is still our biggest threat because they aren’t dealing with it appropriately.

  • Greg says:

    “Conscription and national service are things that all patriotic Americans should abhor because, as former congressman Ron Paul has well said: “A government that is willing to enslave some of its people can never be trusted to protect the liberties of its own citizens.” (Laurence Vance)

  • Greg says:

    “Governments that force their citizens to take up arms against the citizens of other countries do so for one reason: they are engaging in unjust and immoral wars. Waging war in the actual defense of ones country, home, property, and family does not require conscription. If a foreign army landed on the east or west coast of the United States, the government wouldn’t have to conscript a single American to repel a threat or invasion. Americans would flock to the coasts, and use their own guns and ammo.” (Laurence Vance)

  • Greg says:

    “How could Americans possibly owe anything to a government that robs them of their income and wealth, fines and imprisons them for committing victimless crimes, spies on them, regulates every area of their lives, and violates their natural rights and civil liberties?” (Laurence Vance)

  • Jackie Doty says:

    Great article! Thanks!

  • Marion Nelson says:

    I’ve already met this question here They also describe in detail the situation that is developing. I am not against women being able to defend their country, but I am against coercion. In our time, when everyone around is fighting for their rights, it is strange that there are still attempts to force someone to do something. But I know a dozen men who will be happy with such a law. They will say that feminists wanted equal rights, so you got them. Among these “good” men was my ex-husband.
    I believe that this law will definitely not be approved in the near future.