speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
During last Saturday’s GOP presidential debate, the candidates were asked if they would support mandatory registration for women with the Selective Service System now that women are allowed combat positions in the US military.
The Selective Service, of course, is the federal agency that maintains a list of potential conscripts should the US government ever decide to reinstitute the draft.
Most of the candidates applauded the idea while Ted Cruz denounced the notion. But, as is often the case, Cruz was right for the wrong reasons. Cruz seemed to base his reaction on sentimentalism and gender politics. Heshould be opposing an expansion of the draft for the simple reason that it’s potentially a massive tax increase. Here’s why: