We Hold These Truths continued

We’re the crop and they’ve been pickin’ us long enough.

Jobs and careers built on “serving” people with disabilities cannot also hold them captive. It is well past time that all of us who make our living on the backs of people with disabilities put them first. It is past time to put the inmates in charge of this asylum. — Dohn Hoyle

— Jim Parker

Presume competence.

— Kathie Snow

There comes a time when the operation of the machine is so odious that you cannot even passively participate. You’ve got to place your body on the gears... and you’ve got to indicate to those who own it... that unless you are free the machine will be prevented from working at all.

— Utah Phillips, quoted by Carol Tashie

By their fruits you will know them. [Matthew 7:20] cited by Mary Johnson, who adds, How many groups, agencies, commissions, IL centers, councils, you-name-its, talk big about disability rights but don’t accomplish a damn thing. The ones that get good stuff done, those are the ones I respect.


Never surrender.

— ‘Spitfire’ Sabel

Persist. — Harry Hall