The U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped an issue that progressive extremists continue to push in an effort to eliminate defining differences between men and women. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently petitioned the high court to force women to sign up for the draft.
In many ways, women who want to raise children and pursue careers dodged a bullet — for now. Unless Congress acts decisively, left-wing extremists have a powerful legal argument to unravel the long-standing tradition of men primarily bearing the responsibility to protect the country in forward positions.
Liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer joined conservative Bret Kavanaugh, denying civil liberties organizations their day in court on what the petition called no “exceedingly persuasive justification” to exclude women from registering for the draft. When the draft was created, women were not eligible for combat duties, making conscription a non-starter. Women volunteers have passed muster to enter even the most rigorous and demanding outfits in recent years, including the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Green Berets. The high court noted that fact, stating, “As of 2015, there are no longer any positions in the United States Armed Forces closed to women.”
In 2016, a congressional commission was formed to study the issue led by Democrat Sen. Jack Reed. He advocated for forcing women to enlist to be “incorporated into the next national defense bill.” Fortunately for women who do not favor going into combat, former President Donald Trump won the White House, and Democrats were swept out of the majority. The Military Selective Service Act remained intact, requiring males 18-26 to register under penalty of law.
To say liberal ideologues want to upend traditional family roles would be something of an understatement. The Biden Administration refuses to identify pregnant women as expectant “mothers.” The latest insult to feminine gender identity is “birthing persons.” That’s precisely the type of verbal hijinks left-wing zealots are playing to strong-arm the courts.
“Requiring only men to register for the draft reflects the outdated and sexist notion that women are less fit to serve in the military and that men are less able to stay home as caregivers in the event of an armed conflict. Such stereotypes demean both men and women,” ACLU Women’s Rights Project director Ria Tabacco Mar reportedly stated of the defeat. “We’re disappointed the Supreme Court allowed one of the last examples of overt sex discrimination in federal law to stand.”
Since Obama lifted the restriction on women serving in combat units, liberals have become increasingly determined to disrupt American culture and families. After Joe Biden’s handlers seized power, they’ve managed to install political hacks in top military leadership roles. Their rallying cry has been more about attracting transgender and gay people into their ranks than defending the nation. And although the Supreme Court declined to dictate military policy, the liberal bloc put Congress on notice they are willing to make law and public policy from the bench.
“It remains to be seen whether that will actually happen. 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,” the court’s opinion reportedly states.