The current process for creating laws is defective because it does not follow proven problem-solving steps. Specifically, it does not:
1. Define the problem
2. Use law design experts
3. Observe rigorous ethical standards
4. Capitalize on reliable knowledge
5. Monitor results
LACK OF MONITORING (FOLLOW UP EVALUATION)
The traditional method of lawmaking does not have an independent and objective program of follow-up evaluation for the laws it produces.
Would you go within 100 miles of a nuclear reactor whose operators observed no program of quality assurance for the proper functioning of the reactor? Or seek medical care from a hospital that has no quality assurance for surgical procedures? Or drink from a water supply that has no quality assurance program for water purity? Of course not. The question thus arises, "Why do you accept a lack of quality assurance for the laws of government?"
Quality assurance (QA) is an essential feedback safety mechanism that maintains high quality standards for the performance of products and services that have an effect upon the public well-being. QA programs "weed out" defective and dangerous products and practices, correct errors of design, and provide feedback to designers for improvement.
The lack of a QA program for laws is another critical and unacceptable flaw of the traditional method of lawmaking.
Unless the results of law enforcement are objectively measured and analyzed through a competent QA program, no one can know if any law is beneficial, useless, or harmful to the people. This results in a dangerous condition of ignorance that is not tolerated for any other useful product or enterprise that has an impact on the public well-being.
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