Thinking forward in the U.S.

2 years, 4 months ago

Hello HE,

I came upon this site like 4-5 months ago and have just been reading all the incredible posts and feel like I have learned so much from everyone, and I think I have a lot to share… so I finally opened an acct. :)

Anyway, a trend I keep noticing in the U.S. with politics (which is pretty scary to me) is that we always make new laws/policies based on events that JUST occurred. It’s never really about looking forward or thinking about the future, it’s usually about the present terrorist attack that just occurred that is the only way to bring enough incentive for change. At least it seems this way in the minds of our government officials.
I.E… Flawed terrorist attack leads to TSA, 9/11 leads to phone-tapping and general surveillance of the nation, i’m guessing this latest newport shooting will lead to guns getting banned at a high level (regardless of my viewpoint on guns).

This is a very scary trend to me since if the authorities decided to just let an attack happen, or look the other way on some intel it could just be a reason to lead to more regulations. I feel like the solution to this is to be a forward-thinker and just look past the emotional nonsense of these extreme events in the moment… Look at the world as a whole and try to address the overlying issues of our society that are really the reasons shootings like these are happening. Few politicians look at the big picture and are sensible, I really see this changing into the future though. I feel it in my heart that people are at their boiling point for this nonsense in politics.

What are your guys thoughts on all this?

December 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

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Profile photo of Bryan Hellard Bryan Hellard M (@xyver) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@happiness222, Very interesting. But I think that many politicians have the mindset of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and they don’t see that it’s broken until there is a tragic accident, or large event that shocks them into changing something.

However, there does need to be someone who can step back, and see that the system as a whole is broken, and that there are many things that could be prevented with a few changes right now.

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Profile photo of Steve B Steve B (@happiness222) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I think if State’s rights could be more respected over federal rights, it could bring a lot of change that could escalate into federal change like I think is going to happen with marijuana in the next 10 years. It’s a lot harder to make a change on a federal level…

I just think we have gotten way too reactive on current events in the media that hypes them up waaaaaay too much. We have forgotten that what really matters is the general well-being and humanity of everybody in the world in everyday life. The more that I talk to ‘older adults’, the more it feels like that they perceive this kind of change as unrealistic when anything we put enough momentum towards is clearly very realistic.

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