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You’re In the Army Now

As Daniel Foster points out, with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s new directive to admit women to combat positions, there is no longer any rationale for excluding them from the draft. And given that president Obama is hell-bent on turning the U.S. into a European-style social democracy (instead of leaving it as a constitutional republic), it simply stands to reason that Julia and millions of gals like her should be more than happy to step up and salute the new American order. Liberty, Equality, Sorority!

Okay, so Julia didn’t actually have military service included in her fantasy love affair with Obama the Beneficent: She was busy getting free surgery, courtesy of being able to stay on her parents’ insurance until turning 26, then segueing into a rewarding career as a web designer and having a child at public expense; the only combat Julia was asked to see was in the GOP’s War on Women, happily defeated. 

Now, under the new and improved Gurl Power, Julia will come complete with an M-16, the even scarier-looking military version of the dreaded AR-15 that the Obama team would love to see banned. But hey, no contradiction there; once through the looking glass, even the most contradictory circumstances make a crazy kind of sense.

Who’s really surprised? Here we are, only a few days into the second term, and already the blizzard of “fundamental transformation” has kicked up. Freed from the tiresome obligation to have to disguise what he really believes, the president is now out and proud, damning the pitiful Republican torpedoes and proceeding full speed ahead to the Alinskyite paradise he knows is just around the corner.

Fasten your seat belts — it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Michael Walsh — Mr. Walsh is the author of the novels Hostile Intent and Early Warning and, writing as frequent NRO contributor David Kahane, Rules for Radical Conservatives.


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