Let's not play Slaystation 3 in this one, as this discussion actually helping a lot with my project
I've decided to re-vamp what I want to do with this thread. Hence the new title- Freedom Thread. Let's post some of the main debates to spur conversation in a FRIENDLY manner- topics that, when discussed, end up consulting the fundamental rights that are embedded in this nation.
First topic was women in the infantry, so let's try to finish this one up and hopefully, when it concludes, someone will come up with a new topic for discussion.
Here's what I currently believe.
- The ban on female infantry is fairly legitimate, and comes only into quarrel with the pursuit of happiness. I am still debating this within myself to find out what I truly believe. The definition of the pursuit of happiness may be different depending on where you look, but the idea is the same- the right to pursue any vocation that does not deprive others of their rights. Is infantry a vocation? Yes. So the ban would be unlawful on this level, but is there more to be considered? Did the founding fathers intend that women could pursue military careers? In their day, as Gilla messaged to me, it was considered "Laughable." Love that word. Anyways, females would have never seen the uniform, especially infantry. I believe that time's have changed since then, and females do have particular skills that males do not possess, so possibly they could become an asset to many military jobs. Is infantry one of them? Do we necessarily need females in the field of infantry? Shall return for an answer to that question... Although I already feel that yes, they have a position. Two words- Combat Interrogation.
- The ban helps to weed out unmotivated individuals. I believe that with this ban and the fair amount of paperwork necessary to get attached to an infantry battalion, the strongest and brightest females are the only females who make it. I am not saying that females do not belong. I am saying that there are some who dream of it that really don't want it; there are both males and females who pursue it simply because they played a video game or thought they'd be some kind of hero. There's no passion involved, just a "hey lookkatt mee!" kind of notion.
- Could we provide quality servicewomen to infantry jobs without this ban? Yes. We can. But I believe in a universal set of standards, as many of us in the other thread agreed upon.
Thoughts and comments, debates, ensue!
Original Question, probably should include it. I believe it was something along the lines of "Is there any fundamental rights infringed upon when the federal government puts a ban on women in the infantry? What right? How so?"
MORE EDITING!- Original thread problem fixed, I thank SOF.
This post has been edited by TREE FITTY: 26 May 2010 - 08:59 PM