Compromise

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Compromise for some is not an option. But without compromise our government gets nothing done. When one group refuses to budge, we have what we saw in the Obama Presidency. Now we are seeing a similar resistance in relation to President Elect Trump. Members of congress refuse to attend the inauguration refusing to cooperate with this rogue president.  On the other hand we see that Hillary Clinton, who battled tooth and nail against Trump, is planning to attend is spite of her devastating loss.  I believe she has learned the importance of compromise in a Democratic Republic. The only other option is Civil War. There is no good outcome in that choice as we have already seen a hundred and fifty years ago.

Compromise

As much as we want things cut and dried

It always comes down to compromise

Right and wrong are in the pot

Stirred together in a common lot

We saw what happened in the reign of Lincoln

The South rose up to save their nation

The Union break-up was not an option

Lincoln stood firm to save this nation

Blood spilled from young and old

Tragic stories are still being told

This is the end when no compromise is found

It’s brother against brother devastation all around

One hundred fifty-six years later it’s still the same

No compromise here livid passion remains

We want it our way we won’t change our game

This attitude leads to the very same outcome

Without compromise our futures are undone

Is this what the Fathers had in mind

When in compromise they laid out their plan

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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