When the Needs of the Few…

Shawn Jackson Deaf And Deaf Culture, Social Issues, Tourette Syndrome 0 Comments

…trump the needs of the many. This is a reversal and slight rewording of a common phrase used to remind the troops that the well-being of the citizens of a country weigh more than their own lives. It’s a rallying phrase that calls to mind the purpose of the Armed Forces to carry on with their gallantry and bravery to self-sacrifice, if need be, for those who sit unknowingly and perhaps worriedly, at home in relative safety. Their uniformed lives and deaths are meant to protect us all. But what happens when the needs of the few, or the well-off, matter more than the needs of many? Trouble looms large in this new administration. From the gutting of the Affordable …

Making America DISABLED Again!

Shawn Jackson Social Issues 2 Comments

Many of us knew what we’d be getting if Donald Trump were to become president. However, some are finding out the hard way.   A blowhard, he has been keeping his campaign promises: doing away with the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare), going ahead with the DAPL construction (Dakota Access Pipeline), defunding federal dollars to Planned Parenthood and more. The most troubling thing is his (and the Republican Congressional majority) doing away with the ACA. This affects many people, especially those of us who are considered disabled. The deaf/Hard of Hearing and those with mental health issues are now fighting an uphill battle in trying to make sure they can afford coverage to basic things like getting a …