What Has Compromise with Principles Gotten Us?

Barb Wire

Here are a few nuggets to ponder. Even if you fancy yourself an intellectual, you’ll probably get the point…

Compromise: This is reason enough to hate politics, aka the “art of compromise.” It might as well be called the “art of surrendering your principles.”

What has compromise gotten us? An income tax that takes more of your money than your church tithe does. A federal government that is the the antithesis of the founders’ small-and-limited ideal. Regulation of every human activity to a micro degree. Doubt it? How many gallons does your toilet flush? Compromises in Congress and the ones even more easily arrived at in the halls of bureaucracy increased the number of federal crimes to 4,450, as of 2007, 50 percent more than in 1980. Bet you can’t name 2,000 of them.

Immigration co-signing: How about we allow illegal immigrants and refugee Middle East Muslims into the country – if each one has an American citizen sponsor, in whose house they must live, whose food they will eat, and who will pay for their health and education? If a migrant does something wrong, how about the sponsor being held equally responsible? If the immigrant holds up a liquor store, the host can be prosecuted for the crime, too. This principle seems to work when someone co-signs for a car loan. How’s that for compromise?

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Mark Landsbaum
Mark Landsbaum is a Christian husband, father, grandfather and journalist who has written for a living for 43 years, ever since discovering he had no particular talents. He can be found on Facebook, Linkedin, and in the archives of the Orange County Register where he wrote another column for 10 years. He can be reached at Mark.Landsbaum@gmail.com.

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