To Compromise or Not?

A new Congress taking the helm for the United States of America is set to take on an almost impossible task. Striking any sign of compromise will be a most difficult undertaking for the leadership of the House and the Senate. Compromise is often touted as the essential element of politics. It must be remembered that for over 100 years, progressiveness has grown through compromise and has created both, an enormous and unmanageable Federal Government and one which has become cost-prohibitive and unsustainable.

Principles instilled by our Founders called for individual liberty and personal sovereignty as essential for our Nation. Yet, recent years of progressiveness have led to a total loss of conservative ideology like that of our Founders. In 2015, liberal and progressive ideology has alienated conservatives such that our society faces a broad polarity of governing ideology. The left is so far left and the right is so far right that compromise is almost out of the question. Our current government does not reflect the one set forth by our Constitution.

A man of sound mind excels in his own state of nature with individual liberty and personal sovereignty. Two men, both of sound mind and in their natural states with their liberty and sovereignty intact are a cumulative force for good. A multitude of men in their natural state with their liberties and sovereignty intact becomes the force of a nation. Therefore; for the greater good of each and the nation, a Constitution guaranteeing individual liberty and personal sovereignty is essential. Any act or manipulation that supplants individual liberty and personal sovereignty weakens the whole of the man and the nation.

Does this sound familiar: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that they declare the causes which impel them to the separation….”? Dare we prevent a repeat of our own history? As College coach Gordie Gillespie said, “Society today treats the Ten Commandments as if they were ten suggestions. Never compromise on right or wrong”.


3 thoughts on “To Compromise or Not?

  1. What value compromise?
    To compromise truth one must foment a lie. To compromise health, nurture disease. To compromise strength, impose weakness and to compromise integrity, deny values.
    What value then in compromise?


  2. Now, more than ever, communicating with our elected reps on the outcomes WE WANT, is critical. Most don’t and won’t take the time to do it, but I suspect folks reading your blog do and will. I do this and I won’t stop, because our current congress and president have failed our Nation. I look forward to a time in our future when I might be able to start using a capital “c” and a capital “p” to describe the legislative and executive branches. For now, I refuse to use the capitals because these elected entities continue to demonstrate the needs of the few (themselves and their selfish agendas) outweigh the needs of the many (our Nation).


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