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Feres Declined

Yesterday, it was announced that the Supreme Court had declined to hear a case which was challenging the Feres Doctrine. This is a long-standing SCOTUS ruling that military personnel are not permitted to sue the Government for medical malpractice or in the event of injury, illness or even death.

Many, including two sitting Associate Justices, have criticized the Doctrine for its unfairness. But is it really unfair?


Feelings vs Reality

There is a truth that nobody really wants to talk about. The truth is that Women’s Professional Hockey leagues are never going to compete with or even be truly comparable with the NHL. You can argue it all you want, but nobody is going to pay NHL or even ECHL ticket prices for Women’s Professional Hockey.

Look, I am not saying that women can’t play. In fact, I’ve played with some outstanding women players – at the amateur level. All I am saying is that when the rubber meets the ice, physical and biology will always rule.

At the same time, the very existence of Women’s sports is being called into question by the introduction of transgendered men into the game. Despite what Wisconsin Congressman Pocan says, it really is about men playing women’s sports and absolutely dominating them. Because in many sports, particularly contact sports, men are on the average, bigger, faster and stronger. It’s not misogyny, it’s biology.

But if it puts butts in the seats, more and more Pro and College Sports Programs are going to be more and more open to transgender athletes…


Moral Arguments


In the initial fallout of the Alabama Bomb come the moral arguments. for all of the debate over whether or not a fetus is a human life or just a “mass of cells,” the one that stands out to me is the “My Body My choice” arguments.


Because regardless of where you are on the abortion issue, the “My Body My choice” argument has far-reaching implications. Farther than most people are willing to consider in their white-hot anger that blinds them to anything beyond whether or not an abortion is a mortal sin worthy of ninety-nine years in jail or a choice to be made by a single person.

The bigger problem is that most people, regardless of side, would find themselves nodding in agreement with the implications of MBMC. but have they really and truly considered it as a moral argument?

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