I'm glad that I don't experience the big struggle that the Americans have in order to get good and reasonable leglisation passed, or so it seems to me. Our system is a bit different to all that.
I certainly expect government to take the lead.
For a change, President Obama expresses ideals, just like a leader should and, would you believe, he extols people of the union to do good. He is good with media. Even when it is likely that any decent, indispensible leglislation will wither and die up against extreme lobbists, the politicians rely on their thick skins and remain positive during the farce.
Are we going the same way?