Fractured Government, Ideology and the Abuse of Power

This week the US Senate proved to every American it is fractured. The defeat of the United Nations Treaty, which would have  given to people with disabilities around the world, the same protections people in this country have under the Americans with Disabilities Act, was an act of defiance by 38 Republican senators.

Ex-Senator Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP standard bearer, was in the well of the Senate giving his support of the Treaty¬†but that did not sway the Republican senators who voted no to the measure.… [Read more]