Since Reppert wants us to comment on Kant’s categorical imperative, I’ll present my Reformed categorical imperative:
Kant: "Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law."
Hays: “Equal treatment if and only if all other things are equal.”
Kant: "Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, always at the same time as an end and never merely as a means to an end."
Hays: “If a man does something sufficiently evil, then he forfeits the right to be treated as an end rather than a means to an end.”
Kant: “Therefore, every rational being must so act as if he were through his maxim always a legislating member in the universal kingdom of ends.”
Hays: “Therefore, every rational being must so act as if he were through his maxim always a just judge in the universal courtroom of just deserts.”