The Wrong Direction

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It was a very rainy Sunday where we live, so my wife and I searched for a lightweight movie to watch and we finally settled on “The American President,” starring Michael Douglas and Annette Benning.

The movie was entertaining and enjoyable in a rainy Sunday afternoon kind of way. But what struck me most about this 1995 movie is that the Michael Douglas’ character, the President, was trying to push gun control legislation through Congress. And Annette Benning’s character, a lobbyist, was trying to get legislation passed to reduce carbon emission levels in order to combat global warming and climate change.

So we are, almost a quarter of a century later, and our Congress has not only not made any progress in either of these critical issues, but since Donald Trump was elected President, we’re actually moving in the wrong direction.

Our lawmakers should be ashamed of themselves.

11 thoughts on “The Wrong Direction

  1. Walk the Goats January 6, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    I like that movie; haven’t seen it in a while. I didn’t remember the gun control or carbon emission issues. That is pretty wild.

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  2. Sadje January 6, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    It’s strange how when we look back, we see ourselves stuck in the same issues facing us today. It seems that things are not really changing, just faces and slogans.

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  3. pensitivity101 January 7, 2019 / 6:32 am

    Not a fan of Michael Douglas, but I did like him in this.
    You’re right though, no progress has been made.

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  4. newepicauthor January 7, 2019 / 7:01 am

    Pretty soon the effects of climate change will become irreversible and Trump has a coal lobbyist in the DEP.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 January 13, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Sad truths. Makes you wonder if the problems ever will be addressed.

    Liked by 1 person

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