Federal Spending run amok

by Sal on May 31, 2006

in Politics

The lovely Mrs. Sal alerted me today to a case which is now before a U.S. District judge to determine whether convicted murderer Robert Kosilek has a “right” to a sex-change operation while serving his life sentence. An “expert” witness has said that Kosilek is suffering from Gender Identity Disorder, and will kill himself if not treated. The same U.S. District judge, Mark Wolf, ruled in 2002 that Kosilek had a right to treatment in this area, which has given him therapy, female hormone treatments, and laser hair removal. The psychobabble experts are all saying that this is “medically necessary” and not providing it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Mrs. Sal recently read a book entitled One Nation Under Therapy by Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel. While I have not read the book, I have heard much about it from Mrs. Sal. The idea that Therapists are turning everything into a disease to excuse all sorts of deviant behavior is troubling. “Gender Identity Disorder” may be a real psychological condition. But instead of trying to correct the problem, the psychobabble experts are encouraging it. It is like telling someone with split personality disorder that they should give equal credence to all their personalities.

I’m tired of gender being treated as something that can be chosen or changed. Gender is as much a part of a person as their heart, arm, or brain. And while we can do a heart transplant, the heart must be compatible or else infection will result. Real Psychologists would try to treat the disorder, not encourage it.

Finally, the other maddening part of this is that if Kosilek wins his case, the taxpayers of the U.S. have to pay for this sex change operation. Frankly, I don’t have any confidence that the judge will rule correctly, given the activist bent of judges today, so be proud of the fact that our tax dollars are being used to provide a convicted murderer with a sex change.

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Ryan May 31, 2006 at 1:48 pm

Well, the federal government helps to for abortions not just here in the USA, but around the world as part of some of our aid packages. So, what wrong with facilitating the “shim” population in need on the gov’t dole, and with our tax money?


Matt June 2, 2006 at 7:31 am

This story reminds me of a joke gift that I saw several years ago…

The “Do it yourself sex change kit”:
1 pair of scissors
1 band-aid

I wouldn’t mind giving him one of those. ;-)


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