The rule of law is under attack, especially the civil rights of minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities. In an August 10, 2017, online essay posted on Rewire, Lisa Needham characterized it this way: “The [Department of Justice] is telling people with disabilities that it doesn’t care if their needs are met and it doesn’t care if they’re able to fully participate in society. This is troubling and lamentable.”
It is far, far worse than troubling and lamentable. The Trump administration’s policies, especially those of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, are proof of bias and discrimination toward people with disabilities. Think about that. The arm of the government that is responsible for protecting our civil rights is itself in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The rule of law has been hijacked and replaced by the rule of prejudice.
Prejudice is defined as: 1. Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience [it is based on ignorance]; and 2. Judgment or action that results in harm or injury in disregard of one’s rights. In our current political atmosphere, not only has t