But what if I'm not "disabled"?
Everyone in American is disabled by mandates.
Vaccine, mask, and testing mandates cause disability. Really? Yes, really.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. It also includes “physiological conditions” that create substantial limitations of the major life activities.
Title I of the ADA (the mosr restrictive) gives a partial list of major life acvitivies:
(1) In general. Major life activities include, but are not limited to:
(i) Caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, sitting, reaching, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, interacting with others, and working; and
(ii) The operation of a major bodily function, including functions of the immune system, special sense organs and skin; normal cell growth; and digestive, genitourinary, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, cardiovascular, endocrine, hemic, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, and reproductive functions. The operation of a major bodily function includes the operation of an individual organ within a body system.
(2) In determining other examples of major life activities, the term “major” shall not be interpreted strictly to create a demanding standard for disability. ADAAA section 2(b)(4) (Findings and Purposes). Whether an activity is a “major life activity” is not determined by reference to whether it is of “central importance to daily life.”
Read this list and ask yourself: Does my employer’s vaccine or mask mandate substantially limit any of these?
Am I having trouble sleeping because of threats of losing my job due to this coercive and intimidating mandate? Am I having trouble thinking, concentrating, caring for myself, working, or other things because my boss is threatening to fire me if I don’t get an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) genetic experimental #ClotShot?
Does it substantially limit any of these? When I go through my intake assessments with clients, I ask these questions. The usual answer to whether or not the coercive mandates substantially limit a major life activity is YES!
What about your child? Do the school mandates substantially limit your child’s ability to learn, think, interact with others, etc?
Think about interacting with others as a major life activity. Before the term “social distancing” we never had to think about 6 feet apart. The introduction of social distancing was a physical and mental impairment on the major life activity of interacting with others.
The stigma on the word “disability” is what keeps people from using the ADA to their benefit. The ADA is available to all, and the purpose statement of the ADA shows that it is BROADLY available.
So if you’re afraid, you need to decide what you’re more afraid of. Claiming rights under the ADA that are available to you, or losing your job, or your child being experimented upon.
P.D., JAY V SHORE, as Certified ADA Advocate
adarights (at) protonmail (dot) com
Wondering why comments are disabled in the male circumcision article? I wanted to say I agree with you. Always thought it was a barbaric practice. Some cultures want to do it to little girls, too. People raise a bit of a fuss about that but are silent when it comes to boy babies.
If you’re “lucky” enough to live in CA, like I am, the protections are nearly endless! My husband is disabled (long before COVID) and he thankfully works for a public agency. There is very little they can deny him by way of accommodations. It’s a beautiful thing, really...
(We didn’t make the rules, we just bend them to our benefit!)