The ADA and Regulatory Overreach

They are little things to the ambulatory.  We open doors and walk into restaurants with the greatest of ease.  We walk literally for miles in theme parks such as Disney World or Six Flags.  Navigating city streets as pedestrians on concrete sidewalks is done with thoughtless effort.  For the disabled, not only are these motions not taken for granted, but they can present monumental barriers to ordinary life.  It was these types of things and more that inspired the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.  Passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush, this act represents the single most sweeping legislation ever enacted on behalf of the disabled citizens of the country.  It was controversial at the onset -- and controversy revisits it today. An article offered by Russ Bynum at detailed the difficulties and possible monetary losses hotel owners and municipalities with public pool...(Read Full Article)