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The Judicial King: Subsidiarity Gone Awry

While our government in the United States is theoretically a democratic one, the increasing reliance on the judiciary to dictate everything from the meaning of marriage to acceptable physical education activites is erroding our democracy one decision at a time.

Case in point, the New York Courts are trying to decide if dodgeball should be allowed as a K-12 physical education activity.

Normally, you would think phy ed teachers, or schools, or at least school boards could sort out these sorts of "difficult" issues, but once the lawyers get invovled, subsidiary is out the window and judges, along with "experts," need to decide what kids can and can't do during gym class.

In this particular case, one girl's accidental fall may throw dodgeball out of New York, with many other states or students likely to follow or file suit.


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