Bigotry never trumps freedom and freedom is not possible without equal rights.
And so it is that people with disabilities are being given the message that their equal rights are depend on the state of the economy and thus relegated to a budget item. ADAPT, the country’s most prestigious disability rights organization in this writer's view, has launched what is calls a Defending Our Freedom campaign to address the carnage being inflicted on the lives of people with disabilities. Across this country state budget cuts are forcing people with disabilities, as well as seniors, back into nursing homes, all this in direct violation of the 11-year-old United States Supreme Court Olmstead Decision which says Americans with disabilities have the right to live in the most integrated settings.
For more, see http://thekahrmannblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/equal-rights-are-not-budget-item.html.
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