I’ve asked myself this question more than once lately. There’s some crazy news and crazy people out there, but maybe there always has been and news is just more available now.
In today’s paper I read about an inmate in
California who is serving a sentence on
death row for murder. This person has no
chance of parole. Now what caught my eye
here is that this individual wants gender identification surgery and the court
has granted his wish. So the state,
which I think means the taxpayers, will be paying for his surgery. Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy?
I’m the type of person who cares less what anyone does to their body, or what gender they identify with because it’s none of my business and if they aren’t hurting anyone, who cares? But I think it’s wrong for the state to foot the bill for this guy’s surgery. Do you think the state would pay for surgery for any of us? I don’t think so. And I’m not thinking about a gender change. I’m talking about any surgery. What about life threatening situations. This surgery is a want – not a need, and I don’t think the taxpayers should pay for it. Period. Why does anyone on death row need this type of thing?