Please watch and listen to the video, just under 8 minutes in length. Please note the mindset of Richie Parker’s parents as to how to raise their newborn without arms and hands.
Okay, please watch and listen to the video.
Was Richie helped by the Americans with Disabilities Act? Did Richie get a helping hand from Affirmative Action because he happens to be black? Have others accommodated Richie or has Richie accommodated Richie?
There are more Americans today receiving federal food assistance than there are Americans working full-time. Tens of millions of Americans today receive federal housing subsidies. The number of Americans collecting Social Security Disability benefits has more than doubled in the last five years. Shouldn’t Richie be cashing in on those?
Can you, like I, hear President Barack Obama telling Richie Parker, when speaking of his bike or his car or the tools with which he eats or his workstation at Hendrick Motorsports, “You didn’t build that”? Can you imagine Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson celebrating this video? Neither can I.
In my almost-always-humble opinion, America’s victims aren’t blacks or women or gays or persons with disabilities or illnesses. America’s victims by the millions are young people suffering the burden and tragedy of low expectations by others. Overcoming and achieving is the essence of human life.
While tens and tens of millions of Americans ride in society’s wagon, being fed and clothed and housed and entertained and medicated and treated by others, Richie Parker with no arms and no hands is pulling that wagon. Something is wrong — very wrong — with that picture.