J. Peder Zane’s Dec. 2 column “For N.C., the right response” sounded very rational and moderate, until his last sentence that said “sometimes we must compromise our values to honor and preserve them.”
I immediately thought of my favorite quote from Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” after a similar “compromising” statement made on Fox News. Jon said, “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values. They’re hobbies.”
Such statements are the beginning of a slippery slope to eroding all values while claiming that the end justifies the means. I would ask Zane: If we toss out our values when politic, then how exactly are we better than all the regimes we decry?