There are a lot of things that our lawmakers in Washington need to address…namely the fact that millions are out of work. Our economy is still on a downward spiral. Small business owners are being taxed like crazy. I can vouch for the last one first hand.
Look, as the mother of a profoundly, developmentally disabled daughter, I understand the power behind words. However, right now, taking the words “mentally retarded” out of government documents seems like a waste of Washington’s time. Click here to read the story.
There are too many families who don’t have enough food, enough money to pay their bills or house payments. Shouldn’t we concentrate on those issues right now?
I realize that I’ve probably offended most, if not all, parents of special needs kids. However, I just think there is a time for everything and maybe this wasn’t the right time. We are so politically correct about everything…even to the point where sometimes I don’t even know what to “call” my child when explaining her issues to others. You can’t say disabled, you have to say “differently-abled”. Handicapped becomes “handi-capable”.
These are just my personal views and I definitely don’t expect everyone to have the same. I just feel that sometimes, people are too scared of offending someone with a differing viewpoint. I almost didn’t post this because I was worried about what those that read here would think. But then I realized that it’s my blog & if I can’t voice my feelings here, where can I?
I welcome all differing opinions to comment here. I just ask that you be respectful. Dialogue & debate (with manners) are always appreciated.