Don't use tax dollars to turn Bradley into Chelsea

2013-09-05T00:00:00Z Don't use tax dollars to turn Bradley into Chelsea nwitimes.com
September 05, 2013 12:00 am

David Coombs (Bradley Manning’s attorney) said he is “hoping” Fort Leavenworth “would do the right thing” and provide hormone therapy for Manning. “If Fort Leavenworth does not, then I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure they are forced to do so.”

“Everything in his power.” I hope that includes footing the bill for the surgery.

I’m reasonably certain I can speak for 99.9 percent of American taxpayers would say, “Absolutely no gender change surgery on our dime."

Manning is in Leavenworth to be punished, not to become a female living with 500 male inmates!

If this is allowed to proceed using taxpayer dollars, then I believe it’s the beginning of the end of we the people!

- Tommy Neil Whitaker, Valparaiso

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