Hillary Clinton’s latest quest for gender equality has reached directly to the United States military, as yesterday she voiced her support for a bill that will force women to register with the Selective Service System (the Draft), just as it is required for men.
The bill (H.R.4478 – Draft America’s Daughters Act of 2016) has already passed the Senate, and was introduced by Representative Duncan Hunter (D-CA) in February of this year.
According to Politico, Hillary Clinton has voiced her support for this bill and forcing America’s daughters to join the military to fight in whatever wars are on the horizon. Considering Clinton’s policy of enforcing a no-fly zone in Syria, which would inevitably lead to a direct conflict with Russia, it’s a good chance that our country’s young women could end up fighting a nuclear super power down the road if Hillary is elected.
Hillary Clinton supports a measure that would require women to register for the draft.
The former secretary of state told the Huffington Post Wednesday that she is in favor of a legislative amendment that would for the first time compel women to register with the Selective Service System. That legislation passed the Senate Wednesday as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which cleared the upper chamber on a bipartisan, 85-13 vote.
“I am on record as supporting the all-volunteer military, which I think at this time does serve our country well,” Clinton said. “And I am very committed to supporting and really lifting up the men and women in uniform and their families.”
The amendment requiring women to sign up for the draft was popular among Democrats and some Republicans, including Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), both of whom praised the move. The legislation drew criticism from more conservative senators though: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) both opposed the amendment and worked to strip it from the defense authorization act.
“The idea that we should forcibly conscript young girls into combat, to my mind, makes little or no sense,” Cruz told POLITICO Pro. “It is at a minimum a radical proposition. I could not vote for a bill that did so, particularly that did so without public debate.”
Needless to say, many young voters are not on board with the fact that Hillary Clinton can sit behind a desk in the White House while they are forced to risk their lives fighting in whatever conflicts she deems necessary.
The Internet meme’s (viral messages) spread quickly throughout social media and the hashtags #DieForHer and #DraftOurDaughters appeared on Twitter, paired with the usually Clinton supporting tag of #ImWithHer, leading many people to believe that these graphics were real ads produced by the Clinton campaign.
Although they were created by various online meme pro’s, many of these campaign ads seem perfectly aligned with Hillary Clinton’s policy of direct military intervention in Syria along with drafting young women for the military. They would be even funnier if they weren’t so accurately portraying the beliefs of Clinton, but still they are a good way to reach voters whose only source of election information is the mainstream media.
And my personal favorite:
There is absolutely no doubt that Donald Trump’s supporters are dominating the meme war on social media, and realistically these methods are the only way to reach many voters out there and educate them on the realities of a Hillary Clinton presidency.
(Meme credit: The_Donald on Reddit)