Lawmakers Unable To Make A Decision

posted by John Baibak - 

Myles Munroe once said, “Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make everyday, and those decisions are determined by our priorities.”

He is a minister in the Bahamas and probably doesn’t know anyone in the Massachusetts Legislature except that he has described the legislature quite accurately.

Of course the next question we have to ask ourselves is “What in the World are the Massachusetts legislature’s priorities.”Since 2010 the Commonwealth has had on the books a law which bans texting while driving, a seemingly innocent law that when you take public safety officers aside and ask them about it will confess to you that the law doesn’t amount to much.

It was at that point that I asked the then head of the Transportation Committee on Beacon Hill, the affable Joe Wagner why not go the whole ten yards and pass a ban on texting and calling like most states, Connecticut includes have on the books.At that time he told me that such a measure would not be needed in this state.

So 8 years later, the accidents mount, the injuries increase and the damage to our roads and our bodies continues.

When I go out and speak to groups about management and the like I tell them something I learned long ago.

“The second best decision in the world is a good, dramatic wrong one.”After people look at me in disbelief I explain that if you make a decision and it is wrong you can always correct it and make it better.

If you make no decision at all, you are likely to have the same problem and the same issue minus an answer.

What is the downside to passing a law that bans texting and calling in a moving car?

Silence.

No one can give you an answer to that...but perhaps it is obvious.

It is not a priority.

Makes you wonder in a world where we talk about the importance of funding public safety programs and cops what we are thinking about.

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