posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by AboveTopSecret.com
The quote cited expresses a wonderful sentiment but does little to explain how
America is to achieve these goals, which only serves to make
what would be an inspiring statement into typical political claptrap and very typical Obama speech material - Long on ideals and buzzwords and short
on instructions. Perhaps there's a reason for that...
I don't have to read very far down the page to get to something that isn't just a political talking point, it's an idea that I see as very
potentially harmful to America. Barack Obama states that he wants the US to become a signatory and have the Senate ratify the UN Convention on the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities. IMO, nothing that the UN has come up with is good for anyone but the organization itself,and they set the poorest
example in actually achieving anything but bureacracy and wasted money - two things which Barack Obama feels quite at home with.
The Obama website goes on to (very vaguely) outline his plan to improve the lives of Americans with disabilities.
First, provide Americans with disabilities with the educational opportunities they need to succeed.
Second, end discrimination and promote equal opportunity.
Third, increase the employment rate of workers with disabilities.
And fourth, support independent, community-based living for Americans with disabilities.
Again, long on warm and fuzzy feelings and very very short on how much this "plan" will cost, how its goals will be achieved, and anything
fact-related at all.
There's a link at the very bottom of the page (which most blind supporters will not bother to read) to the details of the plan which I will read and
comment on further.