So Alabama has passed a new law forcing those who have sexually assaulted a child under 13 to take pills to be chemically castrated. This applies to only those on parole though so if they are in jail they won't be castrated. From my sense the vast majority of people support the bill but I feel upset seeing that support because i find people supporting it to be blind to the consequences of doing this. Here is why.
The 8th amendment protects all citizens from cruel and unusual punishment as well as excessive fines. The castration law clearly breaks the amendment due to 1. The pedos have to pay for the pills which I dont know for sure but I think costs a lot 2. Castration is absolutely an unusual punishment.
So now that we have all just accepted a clear violation of the constitution what doors does this open. It's so frustrating to see the same people who will fight to the death for the 2nd amendment just roll over and say well it's a pedo so forget the 8th. We can't throw the system of government we have out the window because we want to punish a group, a terrible group pedos are but still it's a hit to the country.
Today it could be taking away a pedophiles right and that might be fine to some but the next day it could be taking away a immigrants and the next a drug offenders and the next yours. If you subscribe to believing in the framework of our government and the guidelines of the constitution you can't support this bill.
By the way I am not trying to justify sexual assaulting kids.