We’re still looking for more info on the story, but this is a pretty big deal guys. The decision reverses a combat exclusion policy passed back in 1994. source
“He’s partly right on that.”
— Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), an OB-GYN, quoted by the Marietta Daily Journal, on former Rep. Todd Akn’s (R-MO) “legitimate rape” comments.
Today is the day where you go and vote for the POTUS and lots of other government officials. They matter, and it matters that you go and vote for them whether you live in a swing state or not- not every election on the ballot is decided by the electoral college and if you want the groups you belong to to have their issues paid attention to, you have to show up at the polls. That is the only way to guarantee yourself political attention.
If self interest isn’t enough to motivate you, think of your heaviest civic obligations. You are asked to follow the laws, pay your taxes, and to vote. If you are reading this, chances are you don’t make enough to pay taxes and you probably don’t follow all of the laws; the least you can do it go and vote.
Go and vote for the man you think will do the best job governing the country for the next four years, and think hard about your decision. Be critical of your favorites, don’t vote down party lines, and take the time to look up issues and names that will be on your ballot. Don’t waste or take lightly one of your only chances to participate in the republic and have a semblance of a say in who will serve as your local, state, national, and international voice for the foreseeable future. If you are too lazy or apathetic to want to be part of making a decision that affects not only you directly but millions nationally and billions internationally, fuck you. Vote.