Monday, December 24, 2012

Joyeux Noël!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Joyeux Noel and a peaceful and prosperous 2013!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tragedy in Connecticut

One of the benefits of living overseas is I can easily shield my children from heinous crimes that take place back home, like the massacre that took place yesterday in Connecticut. My heart aches for the loss of innocent lives and the loved ones they left behind who are now forced to live with an unbearable pain for the rest of their lives. I also join the swelling chorus of Americans who are voicing their hope that this act of unspeakable evil will enable the President to enact some STRICT gun control laws. Our country is the only country in the world where such liberal gun laws exist and unless we put an end to the ubiquitous nature of these weapons, the violence will NEVER END.
The most difficult sticking point that has, thus far, hindered the ability to enact strict gun control in the US is an amendment to the Constitution that was created over two hundred years ago. When the Founding Fathers of our country enacted the amendment that gives all Americans the right to bear arms it took a minute to a minute and a half to reload your gun after you shot it. If the Founding Fathers had ANY idea what efficient killing machines GUNS would evolve into, I'm certain they NEVER would have included that amendment in the Constitution.
Times change, people change. The original Constitution also included the right to own slaves and prohibited women from voting. Notice that over the years the US legislatures have overturned those laws because they realized that they were ARCHAIC and WRONG. Time for some people in Washington DC to GROW a PAIR and do the same thing for the second amendment.