There are times when I really wonder why those we elect to represent us in the political process can waste so much time bickering and failing to reach useful compromise. I have stopped watching the news all together.
Today, I was scanning some of the online information channels and ran across this: some politicians attempting to ban beach umbrellas because … on some rare occasions … they break loose and could hurt someone else on the beach. Take a look for yourself.
If this is the key to beach safety, well then, perhaps they have a point. More people get hurt other ways, but I don’t see people banning glass bottles from coolers and backpacks, testing swimmers before they get into the water about ability to swim … or inspecting people on the beach to be sure they have applied enough sunscreen correctly and in the right areas.
Our nation has many issues requiring thought, dialogue, and decisions. This fails my test for importance as a top issue.