Compromise is an interesting element in politics — compromise causes the movement of public policy constantly toward the left.

The reason for this is that conservatives do compromise, in the spirit of being tolerant and conciliatory — where the liberals will not. Thus the flow of public policy trends almost always in the direction of more socialistic and damaging concepts and away from freedom. Look at the history of the world, and we can see this pattern repeated many times.

Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are falling all over each other trying to promise the most to the voters in terms of unearned entitlement benefits, which are completely unrealistic. In our successful and richly heritaged republic, there should be massive outrage at even the suggestion of these improper and fallacious proposals.

Jim Green

Cedar Hills