Have you seen this story?
“Col. Strickland was given very specific instructions about a year ago to avoid hiring this individual. He chose to do so anyway and unfortunately that individual’s questionable judgment was on display this week with some ill chosen public remarks regarding women in the military,” Matt Benson, spokesman for Gov. Jan Brewer (R), told the Arizona-Sonora News Service.
Benson didn’t say why Brewer didn’t want Proud hired.
“What we have seen in the last few days is evidence of a lack of judgment. That speaks to some of our concerns,” he told the Associated Press.
OK, here we go.
First, where is the “questionable judgment” in anything Terri Proud is alleged to have said in this story? Is it because she said women present problems for their unit while in the field under combat conditions? I hope not, because it’s true (I know, I’ve dealt with them personally). Is it because she wants women to see an abortion performed before they have one? Why? In spite of the pro-abortion crowd’s claim to the contrary, many women do experience psychological trauma from having an abortion. How is it bad judgment to try to insure that a woman is “fully informed” before having an abortion? How many ugly or uncomfortable add campaigns are being run to try to insure people understand the risks of smoking? In truth, I suspect the only “bad judgment” here is that Ms. Proud is A – a Republican and B – expressing an opinion that contradicts the politically correct Party line.
Then we have this issue of firing a public official over “bad judgment.” If it is acceptable in this case, then why can’t we fire all those on the Left who commit “questionable lapses in judgment?” How many stories could we list of public employees and elected representatives who have a “D” after their name that, when caught in positions of “questionable judgment,” are actually defended? But, when the letter after a person’s name is an “R,” they usually have to “go away.” OK, I believe they are the same Party pretending to be one, so I really don’t care, but I do care about those “Americans” who believe this sort of open hypocrisy is acceptable. What sort of person defends immorality and corruption simply because of the letter after a name?
Finally, for you feminists out there who think women belong in the combat arms:
But if this is not enough to make you question the “judgment” of the people pushing women into combat positions, then ask yourself:
Which would you rather face in hand-to-hand combat: the average male, or the average female? Why?
Which would you rather have next to you when you catch a round in the chest: an average male, or average female? Why?
Which would you rather have on the rope above you when — after humping through the bush all day long — your legs give out while you’re climbing a slippery cliff, at night, in the rain and you reach desperately for a hand up and over the edge: the average man, or the average female? Why?
Which would you rather have in the fighter plane with which you are in a tight-turning dogfight: the average male, or the average female? Why?