8-8-13 CCN Letters to the Editor

There are limits when it comes to compromise

 To the editor:

I must respond to the comments by Jim Weygand in the Carver County News, Aug. 1 issue. They provide a valuable teaching aid as to how Democrats think.

The former mayor of Carver starts out by mis-characterizing the Zimmerman trial. He alters the facts inorder to make his point. I will not respond to his “red herring” method as its false and misleading. Readers, Democrats do this all the time in order to get agreement from those who do not know the facts. Mr. Weygand continued on his Democrat “talking point” diatribe which was so predictable, I could have written the letter for him.

Which now brings us to the bigger picture.

Democrats continually preach compromise and Weygand doesn’t disappoint. The fact that I was compared to a Civil War era southern leader is noteworthy. Rather, when Democrats speak of compromise, they really are looking for you to capitulate. They are masters at this technique. If you don’t agree, then you are obstructionist and close minded.

We saw their tactics during the creation of the Affordable Care Act. Meetings were held in secrecy, with the doors locked. Republican proposals over an insurance overhaul were constantly met with a “dead on arrival” decree. Is the art of compromise something the Democrat led Minnesota Legislature demonstrated in the last session? Their one-sided tax and spend agenda was only tempered by the Democrat governor. Let’s not forget their social issues. I can’t wait for round two in 2014 as more Democrat compromise will surely occur.

Weygand concludes by citing the Constitution as the ultimate example of compromise.

Not so fast! Just how did we come to craft our founding document? If you take a few minutes to read the Declaration of Independence you will see that the colonists were fed up with the treatment they were receiving from King George. They didn’t ask for compromise, they declared their independence and sovereignty. Claiming their God-given unalienable Rights, they abolished all allegiance to the British Crown, declared  the power to wage war, conclude peace, contract alliances and establish commerce. The Founding Fathers taught us there are limits to compromise.

They proclaimed their reliance on divine Providence, and stated: “…we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Now I’m old, but I never rode with Gen. Robert E. Lee or carried a Rebel flag. But I am old enough to appreciate what the Founding Fathers did and will rely on their wisdom for the way forward.

Joe Polunc