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Disabling America - (Paperback)

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by Greg Perry

The Unintended Consequences of the Government's Protection of the Handicapped

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Despite what many politicians would like you to believe, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a travesty of government regulation - it actually harms businesses, taxpayers and, ironically, the people it's supposed to help: disabled Americans. In fact, it is such a disaster that Greg Perry, a man who himself was born disabled, declares in this eye-opening book, "I am so very grateful that I was born long before the ADA was put into law."

Feisty and frank, Perry exposes the dangerous consequences of this supposedly compassionate law and shows through personal accounts and sobering statistics that quality of public life for the disabled hasn't been improved since the ADA was signed into law; instead, the liberties of all Americans have been diminished considerably. Citing alarming, outrageous examples of frivolous lawsuits, unnecessary reliance on government intervention, reams of bureaucratic red tape and stifled economic growth for all, Perry boldly contends that the Americans with Disabilities Act has fostered a culture of dependence, dangerously convincing many people that they can't make it without the government's help.

Written with the passion and conviction of a man who has seen firsthand the many ways such intrusive government threatens our freedom, this book finally exposes how the ADA is a legislative disaster that, in effect, disables all Americans.

Editorial Reviews


"A few disabled people speak up against the law. Greg Perry, author of 'Disabling America: The Unintended Consequences of the Government's Protection of the Handicapped,' says that because the disabled now represent an added expense to businesses, many resent them." - John Stossel

The Objective Standard

"Perry, a successful writer and businessman who was born with one leg and only three fingers, explains in chapter 1, 'Compassion or Coercion,´ why he believes the ADA is immoral. Perry moves on to show the damage that government intervention in the name of the disabled has done to businesses, including forcing some to close down. He reports on how business owners have had to spend hundreds of thousands - in some cases millions - of dollars fighting baseless lawsuits and complying with ADA standards, and how their overall freedom has been diminished." - Joshua Limpana


"Greg Perry presents his arguments in a systematic fashion. And the other reason ADA-advocates (attorneys, psychologists, and government workers) show such hatred towards this handicapped author is because he shows others - using a LOT of humor - how to destroy every pro-ADA argument they throw at us." - Karen Pride

"Karl Marx would have been so proud if he had designed the ADA. It keeps the handicapped in 'their place' and really makes the people who profit off the backs they break under the ADA wealthy and they feel good that they've done something even though the outcome is disastrous for the people they say they want to help." - Tommy Reed

"I always thought the Americans with Disabilities Act was a good thing. I knew nothing about it, but surely it was there to help the disabled, right? This author, Greg Perry, opened my eyes." - Michael Stapp

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785262253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785262251

Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches