May 19, 2005
WASHINGTON – Women in the military would be barred from serving in direct ground combat roles, under a House bill that sets Defense Department policy and spending plans for the upcoming budget year.
The House Armed Services Committee approved the overall measure early Thursday on a 61-1 vote.
I am not sexist. I am not chauvinist. I am arrogant, but then aren’t we all to a point? I believe a man should hold the door for a woman, stand up when she leaves the table and when walking as a couple, walk on the side closest to the street. Are these antiquated values? Probably. I know that women in the military are capable of doing their job, but I definitely believe that a man should die for his country before a woman.