Runaway spending and debt does not seem to faze Democrats. It is Republicans – specifically the young Tea Party Republicans in the House - who drew a line in the sand and why we’re being forced to deal with this issue.
Now, not surprisingly, the “Supercommittee” is at an impasse. Democrats want to raise taxes. Republicans want to cut spending.
The nation as a whole is becoming increasingly and more deeply divided, with Democrats moving further to the left and Republicans moving further to the right.
Some would have us believe that compromise is what has always defined our political process. But compromise works only between parties that are essentially on the same page to begin with.
When what we’re dealing with are fundamentally, irreconcilably different views of the world, resolution is what is needed, not compromise.
This is a time for decision and definition. Not a time for splitting the baby.
Are we going to continue in the direction of materialism and bureaucracy and share the fate of Europe?
Or will we make the tough decisions to get back on the path of prosperity, the path of faith and individual freedom?