Compromise points

A recent letter asserts that the Founding Fathers did not compromise with the British so why should members of Congress today be compromising.

Not only did the writer of ‘Missing Point’ make a false argument he also doesn’t know his American history.

The Founding Fathers were subjects to the crown, not citizens with rights and representation.

There was no ‘compromise’ for them to make.

Their choices were to remain subjects to the crown and submit to continue oppression or to fight for their freedom. Here is another fact the British were in no mood to compromise with colonists.

It should be noted that the issues of slavery and racial equality were issues of continued oppression from the time of the Founding Fathers.

Two issues that took way too long to legislate.

Believe it or not it took compromise and representation.

Here is another fact and history lesson the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and other historical documents from the Founding Fathers are all examples of compromise from representatives.

Those acts of compromise is as American as the Founding Fathers.

Charles M. Reeder


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