Its all in the politics!
So being someone who is into their entertainment I also like to keep up to date with current affairs. I studied politics at University so this is something I like to follow too. I recently met an American man and we ended up discussing the election campaigns that are taking place in America right now. It raised some interesting points which I thought I would discuss on here.
Now, Donald Trump! What an ‘interesting’ guy, I am flabbergasted every time I see him on TV!! Some of the advertising campaigns and things he has said have been completely laughable. I mean I understand that someone would want to assess the current immigration situation and in turn put tougher sanctions in place so that the system is not abused but some of the things trump has alluded to are completely absurd and unreasonable. The foundation of America is based on the concept of immigration and most of the people living there will have ancestors that originated from all over the world so to then change this ethos and make America closed off from the rest of the world is extremely hypocritical and unfair. Personally I feel that no one really has any particular right over land and thus I feel that it should be a fundamental human right to have the freedom to travel.
On the other hand, something I do not consider to be a human right is owning a gun. We have a lot of crime here in India but because of our strictly regulated gun policies we have a fairly low gun crime rate. In comparison, Americas gun laws are extremely porus and it therefore has some of the highest rates of gun crime in the world. It may not happen overnight but in time tougher gun possession laws or in fact a complete no guns policy could radically alter the American system, a system that relies so heavily on a constitution that in my humble opinion is in great need of change. It is a change that I believe will never happen if a republican like Trump gains more power! I guess we just have to wait and see on that one............................