We have previously told CHQ readers about the “Draft Our Daughters” language in the House National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA. Legislation such as this has always
been a bad idea, said Center for Military Readiness President Elaine Donnelly, but a key section of the amendment, which has received almost no public awareness or debate, also would change the purpose of Selective service. This blank check amendment would greatly expand Big Government power, at a time when the Biden Administration already is exceeding its authority.
The fact that such a radical, unjustified change is being made without hearings, public debate, or informed national discussion is unconscionable.
As CMR has explained previously, inclusion of women for purposes of “equity” would jam the induction system and slow mobilization due to physical differences that are not going to change. The predictable clash between egalitarian theories and harsh physical realities could cost lives and weaken national defense at the worst possible time.
Now, in an open letter from the leaders of organizations representing millions of grassroots conservatives, the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project have added their voices to the rising chorus against drafting our daughters and turning the Selective Service Act into a way to force all eligible Americans into government labor schemes.
October 8, 2021
Conservatives vehemently oppose adding women to registration for the military draft, as is currently required by the House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Our defense policy should have a sole focus on the effectiveness of our troops ensuring military readiness, and taking all necessary policy measures to counter existing threats.
Women have served bravely and valiantly in combat, but service should remain their choice, not a federally mandated imperative. We are greatly disturbed that 135 Republican House Members voted in favor of this policy, and we urge Republican senators to emphatically oppose it.
The Honorable Edwin Meese III
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Republic Book Publishers
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
Center for Military Readiness
The Honorable Kenneth T. "Ken" Cuccinelli, II
Center for Renewing America
Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
The Honorable David McIntosh
U.S. House of Representatives
American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU)
American Principles Project
The Honorable Russ Vought
Director, Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
President and CEO
First Liberty Institute
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
The Honorable Paul Teller
Advancing American Freedom
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman, Constitutional Congress, Inc.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
Texas Public Policy Foundation
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
Anne Schlafly Cori
Dr. Paige Patterson
Sandy Creek Foundation
Tea Party Nation
1st VP of Eagle Forum, Editor of the Eagle Forum Report
David N. Bossie
Alliance Defending Freedom
American Family Association
MDS Communications Corporation
Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property
Baller & Co
Americans for Limited Government
Women for America First
William W. Pascoe, III
Our Man in Washington
Tea Party Patriots Action
Kay R. Daly
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary