By Christopher Cross
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy stated that "the rights of mankind do not come by the generosity of the state ~ but by the hand of God."
While true, the countervailing reality in our modern day, is that the overt arrogance and power driven greed of state officials commonly predisposes citizens to the mentality and practice that citizens are subserviant to the state officials rather than state officials being servants of the public. Yet, there is no class of people more familiar with the discriminatory effects that come with having to beg state officials for their inherent rights given by God but denied by man, than that of people who have mental disabilities.
Throughout all history, this class of people has been treated in the most degrading and humiliating manners possible; far more than any other class who themselves frequently look upon those having a mental disability as societal leapords.