Sunday, September 5, 2010

John Stossel - Debating the ADA

John Stossel show aired on FOX Business network on September 2nd, 2010. Today's topic: "Americans with Disabilities Act." On the surface, it seems like this law is a noble and fair idea, only on the surface. Once you start scratching a little bit, you will notice that it is not what it appears to be. Steve Lonegan (guest on the show) summed it up perfectly: "ADA is a compulsive compassion coerced by the government." It took me a while for this phrase to sink in and I think, I completely agree with it. If we want to follow our Constitution, there is no place in America to create a "protective" class of people. We are all equal under the law. The show is split into six segments:

1) Debating the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
2) Protecting the disabled?
3) Overlawyered by the ADA?
4) Audience has its say.
5) "Protecting" workers?
6) Stossel's perspective.

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