We the undersigned urge President Obama to take immediate steps to require that our daughters and not just our sons be required to register with the U.S. Selective Service when they reach 18 years of age.
Bruce A Kimzey
The Draft still exists in our country and will continue to exist because our nation will always face the possibility of all-out conventional warfare.
Every year, every one of our sons must register with the U.S. Selective Service when they reach 18 or face the prospects of criminal conviction, federal prison, ineligibility for student loans and lifetime disqualification from serving in the U.S. civilian federal service.
Yet every year, not one of our daughters need face this national legal obligation, nor the penalties for failing to live up to its mandate. There can never be true equality of the genders until equal duties accompany them.