Sometimes legal folk (myself included) get bogged down about the technical elements of the law.  But when you get right down to it, I think a common sense approach guides our decisions pretty well.

This story reminded me of that.  Navy Seal (from Tucson) was rejected from a Fire Department job because of his age – 37.  This, even though he scored among the highest on the tests and is in great shape.  But most importantly, he served our country faithfully and honorably.  I know there are rules to “get around” giving him the job.  Seriously though – why wouldn’t; why shouldn’t we do the right thing here!

Thankfully, others agree and Fire Departments across the country are encouraging him to join them!