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Time to Lead from the Middle

Storo Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:37 AM
Lincoln trampled civil rights more than any other President. So he is quoted with regard to civility in government? Compromise requires both sides to be acting in good faith for the best interest of the country and it's citizens. Do you really believe that the Reids and Pelosis and Obamas on the left are interested in compromise for the good of the country, or does it make more sense that they use it as a tool to further their socialist/communist agenda by "a little bit this time, a little more next time"? I believe it's the latter. Wake up people!! We are fighting a Civil War without blood right now! Such a war was also fought in 1848 to 1860 - then all Hell broke loose! Go back and read about the period.

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....