As I See It: Constitution doesn’t give government control of a person’s medical choices

Our ancestors were governed, ruled by kings who claimed to be anointed by God or gods, if not actually descended from them. As such their decrees or opinions were infallible and thus absolute. Obedience was assured by a warrior class that would punish offenders without mercy, or justice. Those who escaped worldly consequences of their behavior were cowed by a priesthood threat: Even those who escaped earthly punishment would suffer even worse in the afterlife, fire and brimstone or reincarnated as a bug or lizard. No one ever returned from the afterlife to rebut their prediction. The anointed came to believe, in spite of a lack of evidence that their decrees had the desired effect and proscribed behavior ceased to exist. Just to be sure they continued to crucify or burn millions of alleged violators.