We live in a strange world. That’s obvious, of course, but the political positions taken by so many in the Federal government today just make your head spin.
Take, for example, today’s bizarre case of spin doctoring. A leftist Supreme Court Justice wrote the opinion reason for why the court won’t take up a case which would make the military even more truly equal. Wait until you see this one. Jack Phillips writes,
The Supreme Court on June 7 declined to hear a challenge to the requirement that only males can register for the military draft.
The order […] suggests that only men will still be required to register under the Selective Service System.
A group called the National Coalition for Men, a men’s rights group, filed the challenge, arguing that the male-only draft amounts to unconstitutional discrimination on the basis of sex. The group highlighted the 2013 Department of Defense order that allowed women to serve in military combat roles.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, in explaining why the challenge won’t be heard: “It remains to be seen, of course, whether Congress will end gender-based registration under the Military Selective Service Act. But at least for now, the Court’s longstanding deference to Congress on matters of national defense and military affairs cautions against granting review while Congress actively weighs the issue.” She was joined by Justices Stephen Breyer and Brett Kavanaugh.
Sotomayor noted that the Military Selective Service Act of 1948 “requires men, and only men … to register for the draft upon turning 18” and said the Supreme Court in 1981 “upheld the Act’s gender-based registration requirement against an equal protection challenge, citing the fact that women were ‘excluded from combat’ roles and hence ‘would not be needed in the event of a draft.’”
But, wait, I thought that, according to leftists and feminists, the military was supposed to make everyone absolutely equal in all ways, right (or, at least, pretend that both sexes are exactly the same)? Isn’t that their viewpoint? Yet, Sotomayor is saying that only men should fight? So, doesn’t that mean that she’s being the sexist one here? Or is it that leftists and feminists think that things should be in favor of women especially to the detriment of men?