More on When Compromise Isn’t Possible

Back when the Tea Party movement was in the limelight, I thought it was pretty cool. America had gone so far downhill I couldn’t blame other nations for hating us, and any movement to restore us to what we used to stand for was worth supporting enthusiastically.

Except…

The more I read about the Tea Party, the more convinced I was that their thinking had one major flaw. They were totally unwilling to compromise. It had to be their way–even though I approved of their way–or else. They didn’t seem to recognize that major changes take time. And often they can only be accomplished by taking baby steps in the right direction.

While I wasn’t certain what I thought of Mr. Trump during the early days of his gaining popular support, I’ve come to appreciate him more and more. While his actions thus far may seem a bit drastic at times, he’s only doing what he’s promised to do. Therefore we elected him to do those things–to do what it takes to make America great again–and I’m counting on Congress to make sure he does that sensibly.

Is Mr. Trump a man who’s open to compromise? I have to smile at the very thought. He seems to have strong convictions and doesn’t plan to deviate from them. I can’t fault him for that. But does that make it easy to get things done? Obviously not.

Because there are the people on the far left who have equally strong convictions. And theirs couldn’t be further from Mr. Trump’s. I’m not sure they even believe America needs fixing, and they certainly seem incapable of seeing the damage Mr. Obama did during his presidency. So those people are afraid of what Mr. Trump is trying to do.

Compromise between the right and the left? Do moderates stand a chance? Alas, it doesn’t seem possible. Not unless the media chooses the middle road: truth.

Please join me in praying that what is best for America will be done in whatever way and at whatever time God desires. How about leaving a comment?

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Obstructionists or Sore Losers?

Until recently my vocabulary had never included the words obstructionism or obstructionists. But I would have to be a total dunce not to recognize that the root of both words is obstruction. A roadblock of some kind, physical or symbolic.

A few days ago I came to a place where one lane of the road was blocked so some heavy branches could be cleared. But that wasn’t an obstruction. Road workers stopped cars coming from one direction to allow people from the other direction to get through. Then they switched. That maintained a fairly free flow of traffic.

No roadblock. Not an obstruction, but a workable compromise.

I can’t say how conservative voters would’ve reacted if Mrs. Clinton had won the election, but I’m reasonably certain we would not have been demonstrating violently or otherwise acting like unrestrained children.

I have to laugh at one thing, though. As  the election drew nearer, I caught myself thinking, “We need elections to be by popular vote, not by an electoral college.” Only after the election, which Mrs. Clinton won by popular vote but not by electoral college count, did my wife explain why the electoral college method is so important. Otherwise, the three largest cities in America could swing any presidential election, thus robbing some states from having a real voice.

Not good!

I can understand why people who think the way I used to were upset about the election. You’ll notice I said, “were upset.” How long can people go on protesting? Why can’t they get a grip on themselves and watch to see what Mr. Trump does?

Hmm. Could it be because they believe they’re right and that the majority of Americans are wrong? Especially us hateful conservatives.

Nonetheless, free speech is still important, even for the demonstrators and all who oppose Mr. Trump’s policies and decisions. I wouldn’t even think of trying to stifle them.

But the Democratic members of congress are something else. Rather than give Mr. Trump a chance to prove himself, they are such poor losers they’re doing everything they can to prevent him from succeeding.  If that isn’t the most selfish form of obstructionism I’ve ever seen, I’m not sure what is.

I would say, “Get in touch with the Democratic Senators and Representatives from your state and tell them what you think.”

But I won’t. I don’t believe they’d be willing to listen.

So let’s pray for them instead. They may think they have the ability to do as they like, but we know Who has the real power. More power than even Mr. Trump.

Please leave a comment. Even if you disagree.

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