- Apr 10, 2008
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I appreciate your opinion. I feel no way to fight is invalid but there are many other ways.
Much like the legal right to bear arms doesn't mean it's right to go around shooting up schools, churches, businesses, or other public areas where innocent lives are lost.I've said this before, but just because you may have the legal right to do something it doesn't mean it's right.
Don't get me wrong I completely agree with people with disabilities needing proper health care. I just believe that protests like this cause more harm than good! Dose it get awareness out yes, but what kind of message dose it really send? If this bill is truly taking sway healthcare from folks with disabilities then it will affect a lot of innocent people, and I don't think ethier party could take that kind of hit.Our group does a lot of outreach. Earlier in the year we all went to DC and spent a day asking House Reps to support a bill that would have a positive impact on home and community based services. There were about 200+ of us. Historically the group (Adapt) engages in civil dissobediance. One of the first ones involved blocking rush hour traffic to lobby for accessability on public buses. We also staged many protests against Grayhound. Over a decade later we not only got more accessible transportation, but laid the groundwork for the American's with Disabilities Act. Same group, same tactics.