Randy Engel
Bill mandating women register for the draft is a camel’s nose under the tent
By Randy Engel
September 11, 2021

Dear Renew America Friends,

The enemies of God, family, and country never sleep.

While Americans are preoccupied and distracted by the Covid-19 Plandemic, Congressional bills HR 4350 and S. 4049 (the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are heading for a full vote in the House and Senate.

Both the House and Senate bills carry a dangerous amendment to the Military Selective Service Act to require young women to register for the Selective Service System (SSS) Draft. Incredibly, this measure has attracted much bipartisan support.

Like the proverbial camel’s nose under the tent, if this measure is allowed to pass, the way is open for drafting women into combat roles.

Proponents of the NDAA/Defense Budget bill argue that the current Selective Service ruling that legally requires only men (males) ages 18 to 25 to registered for the draft is “discriminatory” and “unconstitutional.” All references to men or males have been stricken in the amended version of the House and Senate bills and replaced with androgenous terms, aka, “persons,” “citizens,” “enlisted members," etc.

Republican Chip Roy of Texas, a member of the House Armed Services Committee who has a little girl, blasted his colleagues after they passed a mandate to require women to register for the draft. “All of D.C. – all of it – can go straight to hell!”

The DOD ordered the Armed Services to lift the ban on women serving in combat role in January 2013. In December 2015, the DOD announced that the military would be opening all “remaining occupations and positions to women,” with “no exceptions,” effective January 2016. Joe Biden supports the draft mandate for women. If Congress now approves the draft for women, that will be the last nail in the American coffin.

PLEASE Act NOW. Contact your Congressman and Senators at their district/state offices or their Washington. D.C. office to express your opposition to any bill/amendment, including H.R. 4350 and S. 4049, that requires women to register for Selective Service. Be exact – NO DRAFT for WOMEN – NOT NOW – NOT TOMORROW – NEVER!

Please note that both the U.S. House and Senate are not currently in session. House members will be in session on September 20-24 and 27-30. Senate members will be in session September 13-15, 20-24, and 27-30.

This means that you can contact your Congressman and Senators at their district or state-wide offices now! Or you can leave a phone message or send an email to them at their Washington D.C. office, where their staff will likely pick up the phone or see that your email reaches your Congressman or Senators.

If you don’t know how to contact your Congressman or Senator in D.C. or at his district or home office, go to List of Representatives and Senators – GovTrack.us. When you fill in the state slot on the left side of the page, the list of your state’s Congressmen and Senators will come up alphabetically. Click the name and it will bring you to your representative’s official website and give you all the information you need on his or her home offices, email address, etc.

Whichever method of contact you choose, please act now or as soon as possible as the NDAA will be coming to the House and Senate floor for a vote anytime after the House and Senate members return to Washington.

Please also send this mailing to all your email contacts, especially those who have young daughters. A letter or email from a young girl or young woman to their Congressman and Senators opposing the draft for women will probably be the most effective weapon we have in our pro-family and pro-life arsenal opposing the registration of women to the military draft.

Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Randy Engel, U.S. Coalition for Life www.uscl.info


The text of the House version of the NDAA is available at Text – H.R.4350 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

Please send any feedback you receive from your Congressman and Senators to Randy Engel, the U.S. Coalition for Life at rvte61@comcast.net.


The NDAA “amends the Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women for Selective Service,” a summary of the bill reads:

    The US military has not instituted a draft since the Vietnam War, and Pentagon officials have repeatedly said they intend to keep US armed forces all-volunteer.

    Still, men between the ages of 18 and 25 are legally required to be registered with the Selective Service System. Penalties for not doing so include losing access to federal financial aid programs for higher education.

Find your U.S. House and Senate members’ emails and phone numbers.

A camel's nose under the tent refers to an alleged Arab proverb that if a camel is allowed to get its nose inside of a tent, it will be impossible to prevent the rest of it from entering. Some regard legalizing same-sex marriage as a camel's nose under the tent, eventually leading to the destruction of marriage altogether. Military drafting of women legislation is a camel’s nose under the tent.


Houlahan Delivers in National Defense Authorization Act, Passes Amendment to Include Women in Selective Service

Leads efforts to modernize our military Selective Service System, expand JROTC programs, strengthen our military readiness and more

Washington, September 2, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced dozens of legislative priorities she successfully incorporated into the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). At a critical time for our country, these key provisions will honor our service members and veterans and strengthen our national security. Houlahan’s work secured key improvements to recruit and retain women in our military, a priority for her as a former Air Force officer. Read more

The proverbial camel’s nose under the tent.

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US Senate Sen. Casey

US Senate Sen. Toomey

Complete text of bill

Text – H.R.4350 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

Will Women Have to Register for the Draft in 2021? – NewsWars

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Randy Engel, one of the nation's top investigative reporters, began her journalistic career shortly after her graduation from the University of New York at Cortland, in 1961. A specialist in Vietnamese history and folklore, in 1963, she became the editor of The Vietnam Journal, the official publication of the Vietnam Refugee and Information Services, a national relief program in South Vietnam for war refugees and orphans based in Dayton, Ohio... (more)


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