Our fav [tag-self]tax[/tag-self] spendthrift nonsense for this week goes to those stuffy bureaucrats in charge of Tennessee playgrounds.
They are actually tearing down perfectly good playgrounds and replacing them with ADA approved play areas, all over the state. What that means is all playground equipment must comply with the [tag-tec]American Disabilities Act[/tag-tec].
What that implies is that the play areas have to be useable for all children, even those who can’t climb, romp, and hang from monkey bars.
My question is isn’t that what a playground is? A place where small tots climb, romp, and hang up, out, down,and wrong side out, if their little hearts so desire? Mercy.
But an investigation by Dennis Ferrier of WSMV, Channel 4 in Nashville, confirmed these new playgrounds are not accessible after all. Handicapped children can’t get past the steps. Isn’t that surprising?
When questioned a [tag-ice]bureaucrat[/tag-ice], who will remained nameless, got kind of nervous and said “I’ll have to get with our safety experts.”
Yeah, you go girl.
These are the times we live in. If the real estate of a playground is not sacred to these folks, just think what they would do with our properties if they had half the chance. What we need to make certain of, is that they don’t get that chance.