The American Disabilities Act was designed to help the physically challenged and handicapped, unfortunately the laws and regulations were so comprehensive they had serious unintended consequences from coast to coast. The rules were too stringent and costly to small businesses and lawyers used them to sue many companies right out of business. The idea behind the ADA rules make sense, but the consequences have been dire for many businesses. In the end the ADA should be no problem and it should be great for all concerned.
Indeed. But at the end of the day shoulda, woulda, coulda isn’t good enough. Some poor small business gets the shaft and loses their chance at the American Dream due to these unintended consequences. We cannot excuse the linear thought process of lawmakers and/or lawyers who go out of their way to sue under the letter of the law, intent of the law or some case law in some kangaroo court somewhere (whatever serves their particular case at that time). Additionally the tort laws in this nation are insanity.
So, the system is broken and it makes hard chargers really think twice about participation in the over all lie. Too many insane regulations and too many lawyers (terrorists), thus businesses move to places with fewer regulations. We need a reality check in this county. It is way over the top and drown in political correctness. And it is not righting itself, we are taking on water and I am concerned we will lose this ship. Although we do not deserve such a grand ship to sail as we lack responsibility in our society for such an important task.
There can be no excuses for these actions or this over regulation. It is not okay to chock it off as unintended consequences as it now known and should be fixed. If not it is to accept it and live in mediocrity and that of course is un-American and therefore unacceptable. Consider all this in 2006.