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ACLU Wants SCOTUS to Review Military Draft, Claims Sends Message Women ‘Less Fit’ to ‘Serve Country’

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The United States has not had to rely upon a draft since the Vietnam War, but the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Ria Tabacco Mar wants the Supreme Court to amend the law, the Military Selective Service Act. No, her concern is not just what the draft means in practicality, but rather, the “harmful message” it oozes.

Requiring men to register imposes a “serious burden on men that’s not being imposed on women” she says. The Associated Press reports “men who do not register can lose eligibility for student loans and civil service jobs, and failing to register is also a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and five years in prison.”

Once again, the consequences men could face is not Mar’s sole concern. “It’s also sending a tremendously harmful message that women are less fit than men to serve their country in this particular way and conversely that men are less fit than women to stay home as caregivers in the event of an armed conflict,” she said.

“We think those stereotypes demean both men and women” she added. Mar represents the National Coalition For Men as well as two individual men challenging the law. The National Organization for Women Foundation and a group of retired senior military officers are also hoping the Court will take up the case.

“If the court agrees to hear the case, it wouldn’t be deciding whether women have to register, just whether the current system is constitutional. If it isn’t, then it would then be up to Congress to decide how to respond, either by passing a law requiring everyone to register or deciding registration is no longer necessary” reports the AP.

Biden administration lawyers do not want SCOTUS to assess the legislation for constitutionality so that Congress alone can be in control of the Act’s future. Just last year, a congressional commission concluded that the ‘time is right’ to extend the obligation to register to women. “The current disparate treatment of women unacceptably excludes women from a fundamental civic obligation and reinforces gender stereotypes about the role of women, undermining national security,” the commission said in a report.

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  1. American Patriot

    June 7, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Men will always be physically stronger than women. As a woman, that doesn’t phase me in the least. This competitive thing and need to be heard, seen and experienced should possibly be looked at as a form of mental illness. Even with a draft. if a woman feels compelled to join the service and can qualify, what difference does it make? Have we evolved so much that we are back to being all self-concerned? Move on.
    Put your efforts in something positive than will do something good for people in general. God made man and woman deliberately different. Get over yourselves.

  2. Mary

    June 7, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    I say it is time for all young women to register for the draft. This will make “men” (ha ha) out of them. No seriously, a lot of young girls think they are princesses and entitled. Let them become real women and find out how it is to be obedient and respect others and get dirt under their nails and not be lazy fat. If they get pregnant, adopt the child out. Yes, they must register for the military. In Israel, the women have to join the military.

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Shaq Denounces ‘Celebrity-Ness’ Says They are ‘Out of Their Freaking Mind’

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal had some harsh words for celebrities and declared he is not one

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In an interview with the New York Post, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal had some harsh words for celebrities and declared he is not one. “I denounce my celebrity-ness today. I’m done with it” O’Neal told the Post while discussing his new Kellogg’s deal.

“Celebrities are crazy. I don’t want to be in that category. They are. They’re going freaking insane. Don’t call me that anymore” said O’Neal. “These people are out of their freaking mind with how they treat people, what they do, what they say. That’s never been me. I never want to be looked at like that.”

O’Neal’s Kellogg’s deal consists of his own new Frosted Flakes cereal, Crispy Cinnamon Basketballs, and partnership with Mission Tiger, which will help over 60,000 middle-schoolers.

“The Mission Tiger program pledged to purchase new sports equipment, including uniforms, for students across the U.S. The Schools involved in the mission will take place in the six cities where O’Neal played over 19 seasons – Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and Phoenix” reports The Post.

O’Neal wants to be remembered for his kindness, says the 49-year-old who grew up poor in New Jersey and says he tries to do random acts of kindness at least twice per week.

Everyone gets stereotyped but celebrities get stereotyped because most of them are “our of their damn mind.” He said. “I’m a regular person that listened, that followed their dreams, made it. But just because I made it don’t mean I’m bigger than you. Just because I made it don’t mean I’m smarter than you. Just cause I have more money than you don’t mean that I’m better than you.”

 I’ve never been that way and I never will be that way. So I don’t want to be in that category of people. When they talk about Shaq, what do you say? ‘He’s a nice guy.’ Because what else can you be? You’re either nice or you’re the A-word, and I definitely won’t be looked at as the A-word,” he said.

“I want people to say, ‘Bro, he’s nice. He didn’t have an entourage. His people didn’t take my phone because I took a picture and threw it.’”

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Employees Completely Helpless as Shoplifters Walk Out With Thousands Worth of Goods at Oregon Lowes

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Social media Twitter account @libsoftiktok which states in the bio it posts “all things insane & hypocritical” posted a one-minute video showing “2 people walk out of an Oregon Lowe’s with carts of stolen merchandise. Employees look on and are unable to do anything.”

As the video plays, words highlighted red appear that read, “INCREDIBLE STATE OF OREGON, USA” and “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.” The video takes place at a Lowes store and epitomizes the sad times we are in.

Within the first eight seconds of the video, the two robbers, with filled carts, simply stroll out of the store as if they were paying customers. The Lowes employee asks the men “can you show me the receipts?” The young man appears to flash something while saying “right here.”

The female employee then says “no, I don’t think so” knowing the men did not pay for the items. The two thieves continue to walk the carts out of the store and a second, elderly Lowes employee attempts to stop the men, shouting “hey” as he follows them.

The female employee stops the elderly male employee from pursuing the robbers saying, “it’s not worth it.” As the robbers have successfully exited the store, into the parking lot, the male recording the video then asks the employees, “doesn’t it suck you guys can’t do anything? I mean I think it’s just amazing.”

The video then shows the men in the parking lot throwing the stolen items into a red Subaru where it appears others were waiting to help. A voice can be heard explaining that the guys are packing the car with stolen goods, and another man explains it happens “every day.”

“Dude that’s thousands of dollars – I’m an electrician, bro” the videographer explains of the sheer amount of goods being stolen. The thieves close the back door and the videographer zooms in to the back of the car to show the “license tag” before the car speeds away. The red highlighted words “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY” remained on the video the whole time.

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