Once again with recent events the problem of gun crime in the United States has been highlighted to people around the world. The shootings in Connecticut have once again highlighted the issue of what should be done to prevent such tragedies in the country.
While many point towards a blanket ban on firearms, it appears that the President pushing his vice-president Joe Biden to look in to the issue means that he will definitely be doing something to change the way the country looks at weapons in the coming weeks.
The way in which guns are enshrined in the constitution of the country makes it very unlikely that a ban will be enforced, however rules on mental health checks and the strength of the firearms seem likely.
Recently The Best Question asked if President Obama could make any dent in US gun crime. With many people around the world believing that this is unlikely, it would seem that the atrocities of the recent shootings in Connecticut are here to stay. While the President may be able to reduce the caliber of weapons available to citizens of the USA, whether this will cause a significant change in the amount of shootings seen on American soil remains to be seen. However, as a population, we should hope that it does.
I think we all know that change can be really, really difficult to deal with. On a number of levels, our brains are hard wired to not accept change. After all, do you remember driving to work this morning? I bet not really, after all when you do something almost every day it starts to become second nature to you.
When we start talking about change, the wine industry is incredibly concerned. To start, there are a ton of European wine regions which are based very close to major rivers, which if they crested another 10+ feet, could destroy vineyards which have been around for hundreds of years. If you’re interested in 90 point wines, or even in being a member of a 90 point wine club that’s a real concerning thing isn’t it? Other wine regions have to adjust as well.
I bring that up here, in the guise of the great debate about human nature because I think it brings up an age old question for society. Are we willing to trade any amount of our current happyness in order to allow our children, grandchildren and the societies which we leave behind slightly better off?
It has been said that politics is just show business for ugly people and the way that some countries are being run they would do well to work in a circus. Financial stability is a dream for many countries at the moment so if some of these over inflated egos spent more time actually speaking to one another in trying to find the best way forward we might get somewhere.
Of course these thing are not easy but working together is definitely the way forward and I can appreciate that politicians rely on the media to some extent so the occasional beauty treatment wouldn’t be out of the question, although I don’t know whether the recent expenses scandal would appreciate seeing http://www.snowberrylane.co.uk/treatments/mole-removal on an invoice no matter how good a job they are capable of doing.
It is easy and a very popular thing to sit and pick holes in politicians appearance or the way they go abou their business but when a countries future hinges on them making the right decisions it is only right that we scrutinise every move they make. It is our right to know that they are doing the right thing and that they have our best interests at heart with every decision made.
At times it must be an unenviable position to hold but that is the route that they have chosen and they have been trusted with steering the country through the unstable times. Certain politicians in history come out with a glorious reputation like Winstone Churchill however some are vilified for decisions that they have made and may have proved to be poor choices.