I need a United States Civil Rights Attorney… now!
For Ryan’s sake.
I believe Ryan’s civil rights are in jeopardy of being violated. Mine too, for that matter. I have every reason to believe and assert this as true. Every sign clearly points to: 1) he (and myself) are in serious jeopardy of being denied his civil rights outright, and 2) he is being discriminated against because of his disability.
For now I must keep this extremely vague. I don’t even want to say the party or parties I’m claiming is doing this to my son. All I must ask is that you allow me to be nebulous with my promise that I will tell you everything when I can; probably next month. Fair?
If nothing else, I’ve proven that I share everything (my opinion and the truth as I understand it)… be it good or bad. I honestly think this is one of the reasons — albeit not a big one — people take a-hankering to what I write. No sugar-coating.
Real and raw!
For now, what I can broadly convey is I’m seeking protection to what guaranteed in the United States Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the Constitution). Ryan is disabled, but he is still a citizen of the United States and deserves the same rights and protection as anyone else. By damned, his current condition does not change that. Not one Fuddruckin’ iota! In fact, there are strong laws — like the American’s with Disabilities Act — that expressly make sure he is granted protection like any other average Joe.
Here’s the thing too… all I want is his equal protection. Not special protection. Not exception. I’m not asking that he get more than any other citizen of the United States.
Please contact me if you know of a specific attorney and/or civil rights group contact that wants to make legal history with me… and for Ryan… and everyone else that needs protection. I’m not joking either. This is Supreme Court worthy, if I need to take it that far. I sure hope that will not happen. But, if it does, the fight is so powerfully worth it.
I will never roll over on this. My resolve has been tested many times and in so many ways that I know this of myself. I’m equally proud and scared that I am this way. Justice must never be sacrificed at any cost; be it financial, time, or otherwise. Ryan firmly believed this. It’s a core value our family has always embraced, lived, and expected from others. I suppose it might sound silly to some, but our family actually debated and decided upon our guiding, core values. We even resolved what happens when a circumstance arises where these core values conflict. Anyone who knows me, Ryan, Sue, or my daughter will tell you we are people of principle! Sheesh, hasn’t that been demonstrated enough for me to hang my hat on?
Just as my country’s Founding Fathers, over 230 years ago, I too hold these truths to be self-evident… that all are endowed with certain unalienable rights. It’s not just the law, it’s the supreme law of the land and supersedes all others!
I’m taking up this fight because of Ryan. My motive is all about him. Still, the importance will inherently extend to every United States citizen. Ryan’s life, because of this, remains relevant. It’s more relevant than ever! He has the potential to make history and serve humanity in a profound and lasting way.
If forced down this path, can I count on you support?