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Conservative Leaders: Senate Must Block Democrats’ Draft Our Daughters Plan

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

Washington, DC


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

Attorney General

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


Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness

The Honorable Kenneth T. "Ken" Cuccinelli, II

Senior Fellow

Center for Renewing America

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

The Honorable David McIntosh

Former Member

U.S. House of Representatives

Lori Roman

President

American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU)

Terry Schilling

President

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

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund

The Honorable Paul Teller

Executive Director

Advancing American Freedom

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

Kevin Roberts

CEO

Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values

Anne Schlafly Cori

Chairman

Eagle Forum

Chad Connelly

President

Faith Wins

Kevin Freeman

Founder

NSIC Institute

Dr. Paige Patterson

President

Sandy Creek Foundation

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation

Cathie Adams

1st VP of Eagle Forum, Editor of the Eagle Forum Report

Gary Marx

President

Madison Strategies

David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United

Alan Sears

Founder

Alliance Defending Freedom

Tim Wildmon

President

American Family Association

Seton Motley

President

Less Government

Jay Mount

President

MDS Communications Corporation

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Brenda Baller

VP

Baller & Co

Richard Manning

President

Americans for Limited Government

Amy Kremer

Chairwoman

Women for America First

William W. Pascoe, III

Our Man in Washington

Tea Party Patriots Action

Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Amb. Henry F. Cooper

Ronald Reagan's Chief Defense and Space Negotiator

Former SDI Director

James L. Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association

Bobbie Patray

President

Tennessee Eagle Forum

Joseph A. Morris

Partner, Morris & De La Rosa

Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General (Reagan)

Cindi Castilla

President

Texas Eagle Forum

Andresen Blom

President

Hawaiian Values

Allen J. Hebert

Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

William P. Mills, III

Executive Committee Member

Council For National Policy

Penna Dexter

Co-host

Point of View Radio

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas

Chairman

The Conservative Caucus

Melvin Adams

President

Noah Webster Educational Foundation

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin

Past President

The Martin Foundation

Christina Murphy Lusk

President

The Martin Foundation

Shawn A. Mitchell

Former National Chaplain

National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Jack Park

Conservative Donor and Activist

Law Offices of Jack Park

Tabitha Walter

Political Director

Eagle Forum

Rod Vandenbos

CEO

R2

Dr. Richard G. Lee

President

There's Hope America


L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell

President

The Leadership Institute

Scott T. Parkinson

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council

William L. Walton

Managing Editor and Host

The Bill Walton Show

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

James C. Dobson, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Dr. James Dobson Family Institute

Rob Chambers

Vice President

AFA Action

Ashley Baker

Director of Public Policy

The Committee For Justice

Floyd Brown

Founder

The Western Journal

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com

Robert K. Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith

Sheryl Kaufman

Board Member

Americans for Limited Government

Gayle Ruzicka

President

Utah Eagle Forum

Michael Farris

President & CEO

Alliance Defending Freedom

E.C. Sykes

General Partner

Aslan Ventures

Theresa Barbale

Executive Director

Life Network of Southwest Florida

Kielle C. Horton

President

The Lindsey Foundation

Kris Ullman

Board Member

Eagle Forum

Michelle Easton

President

Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

Mike Baller

President

Baller & Co.

Suzi Voyles

President

Eagle Forum of Georgia

Lee Beaman

CEO

Beaman Ventures

Charles J. Cooper

Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Dr. Carolyn McLarty

Eagle Forum National Board Secretary

Eagle Forum

C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Cindy Honcoop

State Director

Washington Eagle Forum

Austin Ruse

President

C-Fam

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center

David Ridenour

President

National Center for Public Policy Research

Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications

Roxanne Phillips