I think it is a few power brokers who are afraid of the power that 2 powerful independent Auxiliaries may create. They have been doing their best to handicap the Mens Auxiliary even before National Membership approved it over them. Then in the past years did their best to diminish it. This is their newest attempt.
A Post Will become a stronger that has, appreciates, and works with its Auxiliary(s).
If they work on taking their power, this greatly reduces their ability to serve Veterans and their Community. And the Community will see right through it.
Though I am not in position to render policy, I highly recommend that all looks into the history of all of these proposals. Look for ways of streamlining the Ladies Ritual and work on understanding the inner thinking of Potential New Members as to how to make the respective Auxiliaries appealing to them.
As the VFW came up with their 100 year anniversary book, I have seen very little on the history of the Ladies Auxiliary. It would be a great tool on aiding on rebuilding your Membership Base on showing your Proud Heritage. It would also aid those like myself on understanding the true need for the Ladies Auxiliary as it is.