Legislative damage takes time to undo

Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“Why are legislative messes so quick to be made but so slow to be removed once in place? After they are shown to move society further from the goal used to justify them, they should be immediately reversed. If politicians can hide their mistakes without admitting or reversing them — and get away with it — that’s what they’ll do. At most, cleaning up these messes is done piece by piece, as though searching for a way to keep as much of the mistake around for as long as possible.” (07/14/21)