Recently, a state legislator by the name of Edmund Kuempel from Seguin, Texas proposed a new bill which would give persons with vision impairments the right to hunt. Currently, those who are legally blind are not allowed to hunt due to the possible endangerment of other people. Kuempel, however, feels that persons with vision impairments are being wrongly discriminated against, and that this injustice can only be solved with two things:
Laser sights and "a buddy".
Under his proposed bill, a person with vision impairments will be allowed to use laser sights while hunting. Individuals with proper vision who hunt are not currently permitted to use such devices. The buddy would be a sighted individual who helps the blind hunter by providing verbal cues as to where to point the gun and when to shoot.
I've recently come to the conclusion that I too am being wrongly discriminated against when it comes to driving a car. My opposable thumbs, short stature, and inability to stay in an upright position for longer than five seconds should prove no obstacle to obtaining a driver's license considering all of the possible modifications that exist for automobiles these days. I challenge those who would say that my driving would be a danger to others! I could be no worse than some of the homo sapiens out there.
I too could have someone be my "buddy" and assist me in driving the car: telling me when to turn, when to press the breaks, and guiding me with my parallel parking. After all, it's my understanding that some of the new Lexus' have the capability to park all on their own. Couldn't the same technology be used to assist me as only a true "buddy" can? What's to stop we felines from stepping behind the wheel of a car now?
Look out, DMV! Here I come!