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Galveston Wheelchair Ramp And Americans With Disabilities Act Just Two Ways Government Makes Life Better

Picture Of The Day–Above you see the excellent new wheelchair ramp on the beach in Galveston, Texas. I took this picture a couple of weeks ago.

I don’t know if this ramp is connected to the Americans with Disabilities Act, but it is fine addition in Galveston.

President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.  It was an expansion of the powers of government for the good of all Americans.

Without laws and regulations from government, and the Federal Government most of all, our society would be even more under the control of the rich, and minority groups of all kinds would have few if any protected rights.

Link of The Day— Here is the web home of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Here is a report about the ramp from Houston television station KTRK.

“With a federal grant, the State Land Office, the city, the county, and the Parks Board used $431,000…(to build the ramp.) It’s the first of what could be many ramps along the seawall.”

Government, with the tax dollars we send as citizens, built that ramp so that all people can have access to the beach.

Texas Link Of The Day—Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

The round-up

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is amazed at how much Republicans like John Cornyn hate our Constitution and the freedoms it accords us.

Off the Kuff continued the 2010 interview series with conversations with state representatives Scott HochbergSylvester Turner, and Jessica Farrar. Continue reading

August 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment