Monday, June 06, 2016

Updated: The nature of male and female

Update: I have written to both of my US Senators (Graham and Scott) regarding the FY17 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), which I believe is up for a vote in the Senate later this week. It contains a provision requiring our daughters to register for selective service. I have urged them to reject any amendment to this effect and/or the entire bill if it contains this provision.


As with the authors of this piece at Crisis Magazine I haven't read much, if anything, about this in the Catholic press (however, maybe I am reading in the wrong places?).
Some time ago, (I can't find it) I wrote in this space about my responsibility to my daughters if they were a) required to register for the draft, and b) if the draft was actually instituted. What if (a) happens - which appears likely, but (b) never happens? What then?
I think (b) is not going to happen unless we are attacked. The American people are okay with foreign military adventures of dubious merit when we are using an all-volunteer armed service. However, if their sons (and daughters) are being drafted for these ventures, I think many in congress will be running scared.
However, I am finding my predictions are more wrong than right in recent years (That could never happen! yet it does with alarming regularity.) So maybe I am all wet.
The last few years have done nothing if not demonstrate how confused man is about the nature of male and female. Things that seem (are) so obvious from observation, science, and personal experience are the subject to mass confusion.  The Emperor's new clothes?
Oremus pro invicem!

1 comment:

Jim Dorchak said...

This is such an interesting subject. More and more I try to explain U.S. Politics to people here in Chile and they do not believe me that such things happen.

They rightly have no basis for understanding the pure stupidity that has been decreed against the former USA. Bathroom wars! How do you explain that to someone who knows that Males are Males and females are females?
When i explain the situation they ask me if the United States has a function mental health profession and such obvious appurtenance typically found in a healthy society.

My answer is that they used to, but now the inmates are in charge.

They do not have any of this stupidity here in Chile.