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Least Among Us

Reprinted from TheFeeheryTheory.com

It is in the Book of Matthew that you can read, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”

No country does more for the least among us, especially the disabled community, than the United States.

The Americans with Disabilities Act passed Congress in my first year up on Capitol Hill. I was working for House Minority Leader Bob Michel at the time, and as a newly minted conservative, I wasn’t particularly fond of the ADA. It forced small businesses to build access ramps, required small towns to buy specially-equipped buses so that people in wheelchairs could have access to public transportation, it required schools to spend money educating disabled children. Continue reading