I hear all the time from democrats about the need for republicans and the Tea Party to compromise with them. Really. When have the democrats ever compromised with republicans? Was there any compromising in the Obamacare bill? There was none. They forced it down our throats. They did not even ask for input from the republicans and when alternatives were offered they were rejected outright. The recent budget debate about raising the debt ceiling the republicans proposed the Ryan Plan and the House passed Cut, Cap and Balance and the democrats whined about compromise even though they proposed nothing. What were the republicans supposed to compromise with? Democrats do not want to nor will they compromise. They only seek to compromise republican support not policies.
America is at a point in its history where every citizens must make a choice, do we continue down the current path of European style Social Democracies, a term that is deceptive because its Socialism pure and simple or do we restore our country to the principles that served us well and made us the freest and most prosperous nation the world has ever seen? For republicans to compromise with a party that has no desire to relinquish any gains they have made in the hundred years since Woodrow Wilson ushered in the Progressive Era is an exercise in futility. Where do you compromise? On one side of the debate there is a party that is hell bent on being everything to everybody no matter the cost to society and has shown their willingness to violate the provisions of the very Constitution they swore to uphold. On the other side of the debate is a party that knows government cannot be and should not be everything to everyone and believes in the limited powers as enumerated in our Constitution and understands there is a process of amending the Constitution if a change is needed you don’t ignore it. Do we accept partial socialism? Socialism and Capitalism are total opposites and there cannot be a happy medium between the two. These two forces will be as is today in a constant state of tension until one ultimately wins out over the other and since the liberals currently control government and they have force at their disposal and if nothing changes I fear the outcome will be socialism.
Compromise in policies that interfere in society and markets has given us what we have today, a perpetual battle between freedom and control, public and private where government has the use of the force of law at its disposal and the free market has only to concede or move. Businesses are not created and families are not raised to serve government, government was created by the people to protect, defend, encourage and advance the freest society possible for flawed men. What our future society under liberal socialism will be is an all powerful government that allows some free markets to fund the bureaucracy and consumer choices limited to only approved products. That society can be observed today in China if one cares to look.
Liberal socialism has proven itself a failure and what the democrats are asking of the American people is to continue to follow them to national suicide. Conservatism is the founding principles of our nation and up until the Wilson administration proved itself sound and made this the greatest nation ever.
How can one compromise their values and principles to those that are hell bent on creating a nanny state? You cannot. There is no common ground for compromise. One side must win and one side must lose. Any compromise will be to the detriment of this great nation and will continue the destructive tension that is tearing our nation apart. Choose wisely, our children’s futures hangs in the balance.