Our Republic was founded on compromise. Our Constitution is a product of compromise. And at the heart of our Constitution is liberty and freedom for all.
Once the engine of progress, compromise – and we draw the distinction on matters of public policy versus, say, one’s personal religious beliefs – is considered by some a contemptible exercise to be avoided at all costs. That’s too bad and it’s destructive.
The Republican Party is going to have to move away from its purity tests when it comes to matters of public policy or it will go the way of the Whigs.
Now, more than ever, it’s time for Republican leaders to step up, as Speaker Gunn has, and actually lead.
Madison County Journal Editorial