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Capitol Police arrest disability rights protesters for disrupting hearing

Source: The Hill

Disability rights advocates were arrested on Tuesday for disrupting a House Rules Committee hearing to prepare legislation that would create additional requirements for filing lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki confirmed that 10 individuals were arrested for “unlawfully demonstrating” in the Capitol and charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding as outlined by the D.C. code

The House is expected to vote Thursday on the legislation, which would prevent people from filing lawsuits alleging violations of the ADA unless business owners are provided written notice and fail to offer a written description describing improvements. It would also require the Justice Department to create a program for educating governments and property owners on how to improve accommodations for people with disabilities.

But before the bill can reach the floor, it must come before the House Rules Committee. The panel establishes debate parameters, such as any amendments and allotted time on the floor.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/373721-capitol-police-arrest-disability-rights-protesters-for-disrupting-hearing

The flaw with this law is that it perpetuates the myth that business owners don't know how the ADA works.

They simply make a choice not to know.

Here is a list of Democrats opposing Americans with Disabilities Act

Or as I call it, a list of Democrats who need primaried

Ami Bera (D-Calif.)
Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.)
Scott Peters (D-Calif.)
Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)
Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)
J. Luis Correa (D-Calif.)
Thomas Suozzi (D-N.Y.)
Jim Costa (D-Calif.)
Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.)
Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)

And I know, a bunch of people will be screaming about how I'm about how I'm demanding "purity." To that I have to ask: Could you imagine a bunch of Dems saying that we should roll back to the Civil Rights Act because some white folks are mildly inconvenienced? Could you imagine Dems saying that it should be legal to discriminate against LGBT people?

This is one of those things that is non-negotiable. If you support gutting civil rights laws for the disabled or anyone else, you're in the wrong party.

Rand Paul is not an outlier

The media tries to paint him as an outlier. Part of the "libertarian-wing of the GOP." but the truth is that Rand Paul is the WHOLE GOP. Full stop.

Rand Paul shut the government down because the budget spent too much money on Americans for his taste (IE any at all).

They don't have a problem with deficit spending. They have a problem with American tax dollars benefitting Americans. They scream about America First but given the choice, they'll choose building stuff in some random country before they build stuff here.
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