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 Posted: Sat Jul 31st, 2010 01:57 pm
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TimK wrote: I too commend your friend, Sorrel. He sounds like a very reasonable and rational person.

I would still like to point out though, that although he is not able to climb the observation decks or the PA monument, he is still able to access the Visitor Center, the Cyclorama, the museum, and for that matter, the battlefield itself. It was not just "politically correct" for the Gettysburg Foundation to make the building handicap accessible, it was the right thing to do. According to your logic, why bother spending the money and doing this if only 5% or so of the visitors to Gettysburg are handicapped? We all have limitations of some sort, but to try to do the right thing does not always fall under the ominous umbrella you call "politically correct", it is just the correct thing to do.


 

Hello Timk,

I have to agree with 9Bama. The point is not new public buildings that put handicap access areas for those who need them. I dont think anybody has a problem with that. But when the Govt steps in and tells a private land owner what he can and cant do as far handicap access is concerned is where my friend and i have a huge problem with that.  So that said, if we use the Gettysburg Govt's lodgic, no handycap access so the church must close to every bussness in town, Gettysburg would be a ghost town.

BTW: MY friend Dave, says thanks for your kind words. Both you and 9Bama.

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