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Change Taxpayers Can’t Believe In

Monday January 9th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:38am PST   •  


55354362 - hands of muslim woman holding bars in jailAs the Associated Press reports, on Thursday, January 5, Shiloh Heavenly Quine, 57, “became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery.” The procedure cost some $100,000, so Californians might wonder what Shiloh Heavenly Quine did to receive such an expensive procedure on the taxpayers’ dime.

In February of 1980 in Los Angeles, Rodney Quine and an accomplice gunned down Shahid Ali Baig, a father of three, then stole Baig’s car and $80. According to Baig’s daughter Farida, her father pleaded for his life. Quine was twice married and divorced and fathered two daughters but claims to have sought female status since the age of nine. So apparently it was a he-said-she-said sort of case. When previously denied the female overhaul, Quine reportedly attempted suicide and failed. But the convict gained hope in 2015, when California became the first state to pony up taxpayers’ money for the sex-change operations of convicted violent criminals.

What role Obamacare may have played in the taxpayer-funded sex change remains unclear, though in California, Obamacare has already caused “widespread consumer misery,” according to health reporter Emily Bazar. According to an August, 2015 LifeSiteNews report, San Francisco federal judge Jon Tigar, an Obama appointee, “assigned himself to Quine’s case and appointed a team of San Francisco lawyers and the Transgender Law Center to represent him.” Tigar’s view was that denying a prisoner’s sex-change operation may constitute “deliberate indifference” to a serious medical need and, if so, would be unconstitutionally “cruel and unusual punishment.” In 2015 California agreed to pay, and on January 5, 2017 Shiloh Heavenly Quine duly got the state-funded “reassignment,” which transgender activists construe as a right.

Actually, nothing is a right that puts mandates and costs on other people, and Quine’s surgery wasn’t a right. It was an unnecessary elective procedure that taxpayers were forced to fund. If paroled, the svelte Shiloh Heavenly Quine could perhaps audition for a “Tootsie” role. Trouble is, Quine has no possibility of parole and will now be heading to a women’s prison, where life will be much easier. California taxpayers can be forgiven for believing that a quick session on Old Sparky would have been the best treatment for this convicted killer.

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January 2017