Sometimes we have to wonder why it is so difficult to get things changed anywhere in this country of ours. Why are old ways of doing things so powerful in the local, state, and national levels of government; inside any organization without a dynamic manager; and most non-responsive buisiness practices?
It never seems to matter when a fantastic idea comes along that actually does something to solve a problem, instituting that idea can take decades.
For example, look at all the obstacles ignition-interlock devices for DWI drivers faced in California. Paperwork, process, "not punitive enough" philosophies and inside-the-box thinking all keep holding back an idea proven to reduce recidivism of drunk driving.