posted on Sep, 4 2012 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by Maxmars
It is a "given" that doctors (as duly recognized by the courts) have determined that gender therapy is the only way to treat the particular
condition of the prisoner. That being the court-accepted fact; denying the treatment to the prisoner is not acceptable. Once the doctors agreed that
the treatment was medically necessary - and that assessment was accepted; the authorities cannot deny the treatment without violating the eighth
amendment rights of the prisoner.
1st, the "given" accepts as fact "junk science" an opinion easily debunked. I've faced down worse idiocy in the state and federal courts, and never
failed to have the jury literally laughoing the "expert " out of court.
2nd, there is no legal connection between a made-up diagnosis, "treatment," and the U.S. Constitution.
"Cruel & unusual" punishment is NOTin the eyes of the beholder; it is an aberration and 'intolerable by civilized society.'
Nothing in the Constitution guarantees or even hints at some inalienable right for the taxpayers to pay for elective surgert of any sort.
Someone please show me the Constitutional support for the right to taxpayer-funded elective surgert.
edit on 4-9-2012 by jdub297 because: (no reason given)