Make Way for the Radical Center

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24friedman.html?_r=2&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

     
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    Deal making and compromise is how government works. When politicians put themselves in intractable positions such as the Tea Party congressman have done the results are disastrous. The way our government works, shared power between those with opposing ideas is inevitable. Without a give and take relationship between opposing forces, good legislation is impossible.
     
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    I agree. It's just like "zero tolerance" efforts. Once you've signed on, it leads to all sorts of stupid results.
     
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    That is what we are calling the entitlement elitist party these days? Okay.
     
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    "All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."
    Edmund Burke
     
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    And since nobody is compromising and/or bartering, it's time to shake things up.
     

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