With all due respect, and I know you’re trying to be diplomatic, the bottom line is that the chapter leader of another org has done this. Time to take the gloves off. No one from ASHI has had the gumption to step up and denounce this action. So, we can point the finger at the group, rather than the individual, just like they do to this org.
So, New Hampshire is on the cusp of HI legislation. Happy day. Not really. Is the NACHI bill perfect? Perhaps not. At this point, that discussion is moot, at best.
The hard reality is that the time has passed for the notion of “no legislation” in New Hampshire. Those from that very state who have reached this plateau of reason should have done so LAST YEAR, when others were pushing far worse legislation, and these same individuals believed everything was hunky dory.
I laugh at these sudden voices of reason, because they were no where to be found 12 months ago. In fact, some were lined up across the aisle.
Now, they have magically become enlightened. To the suddenly vocal NH NACHI, ASHI, and independent inspectors: Where were you when Harry Gale was pushing the ASHI agenda? You know where you were. You know what you were backing.
When this version of legislation was being written, you were nowhere to be found. Now, a “coalition” of the enlightened has appeared on the horizon to save you all.
Well, my New Hampshire friends, when you were busy backing the wrong horse, you managed to convince your state legislators that the issue was important enough to warrant legislation. You created the monster. Now its not your monster anymore. You no longer control the beast you have created. You now are in favor of nothing, rather than any version of law that was not created in your own interests. I’m sure that some of you aspired to belong to some HI Board. Who knows. Who cares. This has backfired in your collective faces. In apparent desparation, the end result is to now mimick NACHI-NH e-mails to try and gain any legitimacy or momentum. Its a pitiful display. LIke children stamping their feet in anger.
Time to step up and realize that you made the mess. Instead of inviting last years players to secret meetings, perhaps your efforts would have been better spent creatng a true coalition to battle the NOTION of legislation where none is needed. It seems that NACHI’s influence in legislative circles has pissed some of the old boys off. Too bad.
Remember, in the end, you reap what you sew. My advice, for the children who initially created this mess, is to go stand with your noses in the corner.