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
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

Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"


Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357



Should the Indiana attorney general's office compel all Lake County municipalities to merge E-911 dispatch services?

View Results