Seeing as the other thread was closed, i've opened this one to explain my comments, you may or may not be interested.
Now maybe i didnt explain myself clearly enough, i thought i'd had.
This was the comment that got peoples backs up.
"I'm sorry, but if you can walk and function like the rest of us, then you shouldnt recieve special treatment. "
People seem to have mis-understood where i was coming from when i mentioned the word function.
I mentioned the word "function" to cover the people that can't function in the way the average person can. I'm talking about old people and people with bad hips etc... They cannot function like the average fit and healthly person, i.e getting in and out of cars and not being able to walk distances of a few hundred metres.
I was basically saying if you can walk and function like the average fit and healthy person when it comes to walking, then you have no need for special treatment and take blue badge bays off users that really need them.
My arguement was in favour of these type of people and i didnt think i needed to make all that clear. Here, i'll give you an example. Deaf people, as i'm aware, are allowed to apply for a blue badge, as well as people suffering from mental illness like clinical depression.
Now the reason i was arguing that point is because not all places have a hundred blue bays like supermarkets, some places only have one bay. Now my friend with the problem with his hands and deaf people can park there perfectly freely.
Now i don't believe that their disabilites effect their ability to walk, so why should they have the right to take up that one and only bay? imo they shouldn't.
As for davedempseys comment;
"Youve clearly have a very limited outlook as to what is classed as a disability, infact your outlook on disability was something that was brought up on a Motability course recently in that unless your stuck in a wheelchair then why are you disabled."
i didnt mentioned any such view, so dont assume.
Now people may disagree with me, thats fine and fair, i'm not saying i'm right.
Thats all i have to say.