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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Unsurprising outgrowth of bad legislation

Some of the worst things congress does happens when they pass "feel good" legislation. I'm referring to the type of legislation that is titled in such a way that anyone who votes against it's passage looks like a jerk. Today's example is regarding the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA). Almost from the moment this garbage legislation was passed it has been abused to force action that was not likely intended by those who voted for it. Here is a link to a story of a woman suing to get extra breaks during her medical licensing exam so she can nurse her child. What does that story have to do with the ADA? Well, the same woman has already received special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act for dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I don't know about the rest of you, but I want it to be difficult for people to qualify to be doctors. It isn't a very good idea to have affirmative action procedures in place to help people with brain problems become doctors.

When the ADA was passed congress thought it would involve wheelchair ramps and a few parking spots. I doubt many thought it would lead to lawsuits for breaks on medical exams or being allowed to ride a golf cart during a tournament.

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