M. Austin Connors Jr.: U.S. based on compromise

June 16, 2013 

U.S. based on compromise

In “GOP stresses unity vs. Hagan” (June 9), Cary physician and GOP announced candidate for U.S. Senate Greg Brannon said, “This is where Mr. Tillis and I are going to disagree. We do not compromise.”

Perhaps Brannon was too busy studying and preparing to practice medicine to have read our country’s founding documents such as The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States and some of the background papers of our Founding Fathers. Our great nation was founded and has thrived on compromises of a diverse people. Indeed, by definition, a representative government survives on compromises and the votes of the people and their elected representatives.

The genius of our Founding Fathers was the recognition that, when contrasted to totalitarianism, their experiment in government of, by and for the people was far superior and would not endure without finding common ground amid differences.

M. Austin Connors Jr.

Raleigh

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