Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Those of you that so desperately want women to go over there and fight wars, why don’t you prize and value your women, your daughters and your mothers?  I don’t understand the infatuation.  There are those that say, “We’re supposed to be libertarians and you’re a fake libertarian.  If someone wants to do it, then in this country they have the right to do it.”  No, if someone is blind, they don’t have the right to enlist in the Army and shoot the wrong way and in friendly fire kill someone.  The point of wars is to vanquish the enemy and do it as quickly and with as little loss of life as possible.  You would obviously want your strongest and your most agile and skilled with that strength enlisted in that duty.  That is the male; that is not the female. Check out today's transcript for more...

 

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Caller:  I was calling about that clown that you had on before.  I am a student of history, as are you.  What people seem to fail to recognize is if you look at every military that’s ever fielded women in a combat infantry role have been a communist nation: the Soviet Union, the North Vietnamese Army, the Viet Cong.  It is a communist ideal; it is not a republican ideal.  That’s what I wanted to say.  You don’t see any republican society fielding women in a combat role.  Yeah, you’ll have them as nurses and stuff like that, but never as a combat infantry role.

Mike:  One of the best books you’ll ever find on this subject, pick up a copy of M.E. Bradford’s book A Better Guide Than Reason.  All you have to do is read the first chapter of A Better Guide Than Reason -- and of course a better guide than reason is tradition -- and you’ll get the biography of the Roman citizen soldier.  AG, we talked earlier about the Society of the Cincinnati.  You, of course, know who Cincinnatus was, right, Andrew?

AG:  No.

Mike:  He was a Roman general.  George Washington was called, in his time, “our American Cincinnatus.”  The Roman soldier would throw his plow down in the field -- this is where the adage beating plow shares into swords -- would throw his plow down in the field that he was tilling, to provide subsistence for his wife and children.  He might melt the steel down into a sword or some armor and he would go off, if Rome called -- this is the ancient Rome, not empire Rome -- and he would go and defend Rome from whoever it was, the Athenians or the Persians, whoever the attacking army was.  When that invasion force had been put down and Rome had been secured again, he would delist and go home.  He’d take that sword and melt it down and turn it back into a plow and he’d go back to plowing again.  They never called upon those men to permanently serve until it became empire.  They never called on women to serve.  They only called on men.  There was a Roman ideal that men ought to be out there doing that, because men were the strongest, men were the protectors of the family.  Women were prized and valued.

Those of you that so desperately want women to go over there and fight wars, why don’t you prize and value your women, your daughters and your mothers?  I don’t understand the infatuation.  There are those that say, [mocking] “We’re supposed to be libertarians and you’re a fake libertarian.  If someone wants to do it, then in this country they have the right to do it.”  No, if someone is blind, they don’t have the right to enlist in the Army and shoot the wrong way and in friendly fire kill someone.  If someone is deaf and can’t hear commands, they don’t have the right to go into the Army and rely on signals.  The point of wars is to vanquish the enemy and do it as quickly and with as little loss of life as possible.  You would obviously want your strongest and your most agile and skilled with that strength enlisted in that duty.  That is the male; that is not the female.  If you disagree with that, I don’t know what to say to you other than screw the rest of the traditions, too.

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