I think "bad governments" as Worf refers to, are the kind of governments
that deny its people the basic needs that any civilized country would. For
instance I remember when a bunch of celebrities got together to aid starving in
Africa. We are the World, Feed the World, ect. Trouble was, when all was said
and done, much of the food and money that was raised, never got to the needy.
So many of todays governments are the roadblock to real help that prosperous
countries could provide. There is plenty of food and resources available for
every human on planet Earth. It is the political will, or lack thereof, that
prevents this stuff from getting to where it is needed. And, in most cases it
would require a military intervention to break the deadlock. I found it
interesting that one George Clooney, who was so opposed to Bushs' wars, was
in favor in intervening in Africa for a cause he believed in.
@Mark B:I can't entitle you.Take some
responsibility. Do some homework, and critical thinking.
Does worf refer to corporate "Citizens" and the "right" to make
weapons, or to the governments which do most of the purchasing? And does the
term "bad governments" refer to officials simply letting profit-making
enterprises do whatever they want with impunity?
The ability to enforce this type of treaty will likely be the hardest part.
Sure, you might be able to stop tanks from getting to some restricted country,
but try stopping the AK-47 assault rifle. If you notice, most every third world
despotic regime uses those, not American made weapons like AR-15s. The AK is
made in many countries, including China, and are about as easy to get as a pack
of chewing gum. And those weapons account for a very high percentage of the
killing that goes on. Plus, I doubt the ammunition for such will be any harder
to acquire. Good luck, but I doubt this treaty will change much in third world
vioence and death.
Most human suffering through out history, have come from bad governments.Regulate governments, not citizens.