Army General Martin Dempsey has been the Obama administration’s point man for a crusade that is at right angles with the president’s oath to protect the country. It is Obama’s wish to see more women in combat roles in the military, but he’s not willing to pursue that goal merely through targeted advertising or speeches. He wants to actively change the physical standards so that more women can pass the rigorous tests. In other words, by definition, he wants to weaken the armed forces.
According to the “Dempsey Rule,” if women are unable to pass a physical standard, senior officials must be ready to defend those standards in front of the top brass. Why are they so high? Do they need to be that high? They must answer these questions or Dempsey – now the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs – may demand that they be changed to suit the agenda.
In the two years since the rule was first suggested, all of this has been mostly theoretical. Now, however, the administration is getting ready to take action. According to a Marine Corps public affairs release, there were no female graduates from the latest Infantry Officer Course. 29 women began the class and all but four of them were disqualified by the end of the first day – victims of the combat endurance test.
To a normal person, this might indicate that the glass ceiling ends here for women in the military. Or at least most women, allowing for the occasional standout who can meet the lofty standards in strength and conditioning. To a normal person, the idea of lowering military standards to satisfy some liberal agenda would be ghastly and absurd. When the feminist movement runs into national security, we’re going to have to go with national security.
But Obama is no normal person and liberals don’t let little things like common sense stand in the way of their efforts. These imbeciles would outlaw brakes if they determined they were somehow a tool of the patriarchy. What does it matter to them if our military is weaker after they’re finished meddling? Most of them would dance in the streets if America was ever handed a decisive military defeat.
The military is not a t-ball team where everyone gets a turn at the plate. It is a collection of warriors we’ve entrusted with the defense of our nation. With all the talk about travel and government benefits and free education, we’ve lost sight of that simple truth. The military is about war. And you have no business calling yourself a warrior if you can’t meet the required standards.