Dont hamstring the disabled? Everyone should pay


The editors object to charging the disabled the same to park as other drivers (Dont hamstring the disabled, June 10, 2010), but they forget that protections for the disabled arise out of our Constitutions equal protection of the law clause.  

Equal protection is the antithesis of special privileges for some favored minority or majority. How can we deny that charging disabled persons less for larger, more conveniently located reserved parking spots is a species of special privilege that mocks equal protection?  

Alexandria should have specially designed, located, reserved parking places and lift-equipped busses to assure disabled persons have equal access, but equal protection of the law also means charging everyone the same amount. 

Dino Drudi