COMPROMISE: When It’s Acceptable; When It Isn’t

Written by R.G. Yoho on November 17, 2014

Compromise is when two people with differing opinions sit down together to iron out an agreement to accomplish something. Generally, each party will give up something they each want, but the end result is that both people also get some things they like from the deal.

In politics, our Founding Fathers intended that our legislators would learn the art of compromise, in order that they could do what was best for America.

What most people don’t understand, however, is that our Founders also intended that the passage of legislation would often be adversarial, making it difficult for bills to become law.

They wanted it that way.

The reason is simple: our Founders feared that more legislation also meant less freedom.
Time has proven that they were absolutely correct.

Compromise is what gave us this marvelous doctrine of individual liberty, the United States Constitution.

However, compromise only works in politics when both parties truly want what is best for the country.

That is no longer the case in Washington.

Democrats in Washington no longer believe that America is “a shining city on a hill,” the noblest, greatest, and finest experiment in democracy that our world has ever seen.

But there are also those in the Republican Party who often don’t have the best interests of the country at heart. Many of these are more concerned with holding onto their power than they are with protecting the liberty of our citizens.

Unlike the thoughtful, well-meaning, and principled lovers of liberty who sat down together to hammer out the Constitution, many of those in Washington today have made no secret of their abject hatred for America.

It’s not hard to identify some of them, men such as President Obama, people who often travel around the world, bowing to foreign dictators and apologizing for our country.

These arrogant and small-minded men even go so far as to routinely draw parallels between the actions of our county and the countless acts of genocide and abuse of human rights that routinely take place in places such as Russia, China, and North Korea.

Others in Washington are less difficult to recognize, but their contempt for the United States is every bit as strong.

Compromise must NEVER be achieved with these individuals, not if we want our nation to endure and thrive.

People who truly love America, ones who love our traditions and heritage, people who believe our borders need to be secure and protected, and ones who want the very best for our citizens, they cannot compromise with people who are seeking to remake America into something it was never meant to be, a soulless and tyrannical Socialist playground.

In order for compromise to work in Washington politics, both parties must agree that they share a love of country.

After the voters of our country recently went to the polls and clearly rejected the policies of Barack Obama, and the direction in which he was leading our country, the president became even more bitter and petulant in his demands for amnesty for illegal aliens.

This man who boldly proclaimed that he wanted to remake America, has determined that compromise is defined as Republican legislators sending him only the bills he already determined that he wants to sign.

Obama has made it clear that he no longer has the best interests of the American people in mind. He is much more concerned with hurting American jobs by giving citizenship to illegals from Mexico.

Against the will of the American people, he pushed forward with his costly and untenable plans for Socialized medicine.

Obama has determined that the health and safety of American citizens from the deadly scourge of Ebola must take a backseat to admitting infected foreign travelers into our country for treatment.

The unique brand of compromise that gave us our most precious founding document only works for America if both parties share a love for our country and its traditions.

Obama has revealed to the world that he clearly has no love and interest in those things.
And with men such as Obama, who care nothing about America, there can be NO compromise.



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R.G. Yoho is a Western author who has published seven books, including “Death Comes to Redhawk,” along with a non-fiction work entitled “America’s History is His Story.”