Making hiking trails wheelchair accessible seems a tad overboard to me... If I were in a wheelchair there are things I would accept as being fairly improbable for me. Going hiking would be one of them. Not to be insensitive, but this strikes me as a waste of money.
I'm going to guess that VoteTheConstitution has never had a son or daughter in a wheelchair, or been in one for very long himself.
I swear...some of you people must just sit around thinking up negative comments to post. It seems to be the official pastime of the Mother Lode.
VtC, lets hope you never find yourself in a wheelchair and have to resign yourself to a limited existence because someone else feels they can speak for you from on High.
That's great. Having more trails is good for tourism, and hey...I love hiking and biking trails.
A new trail...sounds sweet to me! There's already so much people in wheel chairs don't have access to, so its good they have somewhere to go and enjoy nature.
VoteTheConstitution your comment is possibly a knee jerk reaction to your tax dollars you are so cautiously watching being spent on a handicapped trail that will make some people and caregivers very happy.
Please bear in mind the thousands of veterans that are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with their legs blown off from IEDs and other accident victims and normal people that are just getting older and immobile.
You want to take the money and save it for what?
Check out Special Olympics and Wounded Warrior Projects all across America.
Actually I have a sister who's been in a wheelchair for over 30 years. I have pushed her many miles.
When visiting state and national parks with her it never crossed our minds to think millions of hard earned tax dollars should be spent on making a hiking trail wheelchair accessible.
VTC, the whole point of the ADA and special funds like these is to make some activities that were, at one time, 'improbable', probable and likely for all those people in wheelchairs who could otherwise NOT enjoy all the beauty our land has to offer. Just because their body doesn't function well, doesn't mean they should be excluded from some of Mother Nature's miracles. Note that these are not government funds or resources; these funds were donated by folks who likely knew what their donations were earmarked for. Not a waste of money in their opinion...
If anyone gets the Sundance Channel....try watching on Monday's at 10pm. Especially you, VTC.
If someone disagrees, and happens to have conservative views....the left seems to retaliate by saying or using tactics to shift the opinion that was expressed originally.
It's like if someone expresses the view of a tax they deem unfair; the other side comes out and says that they are bad because there is a rider in it that makes it all good. (kids, teachers, welfare...etc).
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