So you would prefer the guy was treated with solely psychiatric help instead? That may end up costing more in the long run.
Sure... he can participate in group therapy in prison. I got no problem with that.
I certainly don't think we should provide specialized individual psychiatric care to murderers.
Funkyterrance wrote:You don't think it is a real condition? I don't think the guy would fake a thing like this, considering the cure...
A) No I don't. Not at least in the same sense that cancer is a medical condition or a burst appendix is a medical condition.
B) I never said he was "faking" it. I believe that he believes he's a "woman in a man's body". Of course the facts of life state that he's a man . Just because someone believes that they are something doesn't make it so.
I bet there are thousands of people who think that they are Jesus reincarnated. Does their honest intense believe make it true? Does their honest intense believe require that I bend knee to worship these deluded people?
Funkyterrance wrote:He may be in imminent danger if he truly believes he is a woman trapped in a man's body.
How so? From himself??? That's a false argument. From other inmates??? A red herring.
Funkyterrance wrote:How would you feel if you woke up tomorrow and were trapped in a woman's body?
No way you would think of offing yourself if you thought there was no way to reverse it?
False argument. Assuming he would want to kill himself if he couldn't get this "treatment"... that still does not make it reasonable to expect the taxpayer to foot the bill. What if I decide I want to kill myself because I can't provide for my family the lifestyle they "deserve". Let's say I am providing a nice middle-class life... but I see all my friends doing better, and I decide to kill myself cause I can't "keep up". Does this mean that the Gov't should provide me with the fund to allow me to "keep up" with the Joneses? No!
Funkyterrance wrote:According to the information given, there is a law saying the guy deserves treatment, otherwise the case would never have come to trial or more importantly he wouldn't have won. I think it's funny how some people think that the legal system should magically change once something happens that they don't agree with.
Ever hear the phrase "The Law is an Ass"?
Just because the doctors in this case and the legal system in Massachusetts made this ruling... this does NOT MAKE IT THE RIGHT ruling. In fact... as a citizen of this country (and state) it is at least my right (and possibly my obligation) to complain and argue against things the Gov't does that I don't like.
Funkyterrance wrote:You live in the USA so you implicitly agree to any rulings, like it or not.
THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE STUPIDEST THINGS ANYONE HAS EVER 'SAID' ON HERE.
Please explain your logic here... LOL!
This has got t