To put a new twist on an old English proverb, “You can hope for the best, or you can prepare for the worst.”
Unfortunately, there are some that subscribe only to the first part of that statement and say why prepare for something that may never occur. But the better and larger question to ask is – what if it does? And then, if it does, what have we done to protect and serve our constituents? A mindset which ignores these possibilities can lead to hard lessons and serious consequences, even including prolonged and costly litigation.