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John Flanagan

John Flanagan: What an interesting idea! The Tea Party hosts a gathering of independents, moderates, conservatives, and libertarians to consider various solutions to the issues of the day and choose potential politicians to lead us. Well now, all they have to do is find common ground, with each group willing to compromise, and each group determined to build a workable consensus. If the goal is the welfare of our community and country, all the sides can succeed in building a worthwhile coalition without abandoning their root principles. A tough task? You bet.
As a cautious optimist, I think this would be a good start. In some areas of politics, with entrenched ideas stirring up passions, conflicts will arise. Nevertheless, areas of compromise must be found. I think that is a basic principle of democracy, and if we make this our goal, accompanied by civility, there is yet hope for our nation.

Friday, March 22, 2013, 4:43 pm


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