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Time to Lead from the Middle

None1257 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:38 AM
Can you reach a compromise without flushing your values and principals down the proverbial toilet? Why do you vote for the person you did vote for? Wasn't it because you thought that person came closest to your own values and pricipals? What good is it to know that the person you voted for, shared most of your values and pirincipals, if that person is going to ignore them to reach a compromise?

Someone once said, history repeats itself because no one was listening the first time. All one needs to do is look at the ever-widening ideological divide and partisan bickering going on in America to understand Americans are slow learners. And, unless a Lincolnesque figure rises to the occasion, America is headed for another Civil War sans the bloodshed.

Sure, today's ideological war is waged with words rather than muskets and canons, but it still reaps similar results when extremists on both sides of the political aisle refuse to consider any common ground --simply because they want to get their way....