Introduction to

Quality for Laws

 

 

 

The

Quality Of Laws

Imperative

 

EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE

IS NOW ACHIEVABLE

 

Let's Make This Happen

 

 

 

 

 

THE QUALITY OF LAWS REVOLUTION 

 

 

We are entering a revolutionary new era of excellence in governance based upon quality for laws and lawmaking. 

 

Quality programs will be revolutionary, not only because quality is a new concept for lawmaking, but because quality will bring dramatic improvements in governance. 

 

Quality holds great promise for the people of every government -- it's time has arrived! 

 

 

THE FAILURE OF TRADTIONAL LAWMAKING 

 

The current lawmaking process of government produces an endless quantity of laws that simply do not solve problems. Although legislatures appear to do something of value (make laws), the laws they create have not been able to solve or successfully mitigate societal problems such as poverty, homelessness, burgeoning government debt, and illiteracy. The result, of ever-increasing numbers of laws, of problems that are never solved, and of increasing government debt is that public respect and confidence in government has reached record low levels and continues to decline. 

 

WHAT'S WRONG?

 

The failure of laws to serve the best interests of the people is not due to a lack of intelligence of lawmakers or good intentions but to the complete lack of quality standards in lawmaking.  

 

If you needed surgery would you go to a hospital that has no quality assurance programs for health professionals or procedures?  How about flying on an airline that has no regular maintenance program? What if there were no quality controls for the manufacturer of the pharmaceuticals you take?  Would you agree that these situations are unacceptable? 

 

Then why does the lawmaking industry have no quality standards to uphold? For a process as important as the creation of a law, this lack of quality in lawmaking is baffling -- and completely unacceptable.  

 

THERE IS A PROVEN BETTER WAY

 

To reverse the failure of lawmaking and achieve truly significant improvements in the performance of government, there is a simple, effective, and proven solution -- QUALITY!  We only need to apply the same types of quality standards to the lawmaking industry that are now applied to every other industry (e.g., food processing, manufacturing, health care...).  Can you think of one successful industry that has no quality control process or measure?  Neither can we.  This isn't rocket science ... It's what made rocket science successful!

 

THE QUALITY OF LAWS IMPERATIVE

 

The time to apply quality programs to laws of government is now! The continued failure of laws to solve societal problems has given rise to the urgent need to develop, implement, and support quality programs for laws and lawmaking: The QUALITY OF LAWS IMPERATIVE.   

 

The fact that lawmaking is, at present, virtually devoid of quality indicates that quality programs will produce a dramatic and immediate improvement in the performance of government.  The application of proven quality methods to laws and lawmaking will accomplish the following:

 

  • Significantly reduce the size and complexity of the bodies of laws
  • Improve effectiveness, cost-efficiency and user-friendliness of laws
  • Eliminate "earmarks," "pork barrel," and special interest legislation
  • Reduce and eventually eliminate long-term government debt
  • Improve human rights, living standards, and quality of life
  • Improve public respect for government and the rule of law 

 

Studies at the Quality of Laws Institute indicate that quality programs will not only correct the defects and ineffectiveness of laws and lawmaking, but will pay for themselves while enhancing democracy and the rule of law. 

 

JOIN US IN THE QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE 

 

The laws of government have an effect on everyone.  Since laws are necessary, it is imperative that they meet the highest standards of quality! This is not a partisan or ideological goal.  It is, rather, the quest for excellence in governance that satisfies the tenets of democracy.

 

Please lend your support and participate in the ongoing projects of the Quality of Laws Institute -- there's something for everyone.   Click here to learn more about how you can make a difference in improving the quality of your government.   

 

For those that are able to make contributions to the Qualtiy of Laws Institute, please click here.  Tax deductible donations and sponsorship of our research and outreach projects will advance the development of quality programs for laws and lawmaking. 

 

 

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