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Next step: Make women draft eligible

It is about time the women warriors are given the green light to snuff out the bad people ("Women to get combat role," Jan. 24) in combat circumstances to protect our country. The idea of equal rights and responsibility between women and men was settled decades ago.

Now the next step is to require women from the ages of 18 to 25 to sign up for the Selective Service draft that could lead to forced military service in the time of need. The women's rights groups should be front and center promoting this issue. It will be interesting to see which political party steps up and puts forth a bill to make this happen. It is probably on the same "short" list that a balanced budget Constitutional Amendment is.

Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace

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