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Compromise… Another Alinsky Tactic



In a recent Fox News article, the President is suggesting yet again that the Republicans and Conservatives in the House will not “compromise”, this time on the gun control debate. But theoretically, you can insert any issue here.

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Compromise. This President and the Democrat Party throw this word around constantly in order to persuade the American people that they do try to meet their opposition in the middle, but those “conservatives” are the ones who will not budge.

What does “compromise” really mean to these people, though? I think we can look to Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” for the answer to that. In fact, he has described it pretty clearly in his chapter, A Word About Words.

He writes:

Compromise is another word that carries shades of weakness, vacillation, betrayal of ideals, surrender of moral principles… But to the organizer, compromise is a key and beautiful word… If you start with nothing, demand 100 percent, then compromise for 30 percent, you are 30 percent ahead.

Could this be why our country is in the shape it is today? Have Republicans and Conservatives been “compromising for too long? I will argue yes. Our principles, our values, and our freedoms have been compromised away. Roe v. Wade, Immigration, Gun Rights, Debt, Education, National Security and Foreign Policy. You name it; Republicans have compromised.

He goes on to say…

Control of power is based on compromise in our Congress and among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A society devoid of compromise is totalitarian. If I had to define a free and open society in one word, the word would be “compromise”.

Republicans and Conservatives alike cannot compromise on our principles anymore. They cannot compromise on our values, and they certainly cannot compromise with this President or his party any longer if we want to protect and preserve the founding principles of our country.  So the next time you hear the word “compromise”, please remember Saul Alinsky and his tactics. Compromise is not a good word for conservatives, as he has said so himself.

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