Washington must return to era of compromise

2013-11-03T00:00:00Z Washington must return to era of compromise nwitimes.com
November 03, 2013 12:00 am

I am one voice.

I am one vote.

I am one American.

I was born, raised and educated as an American.

I served my country as an American.

I watched shipmates die as Americans.

I am now a very sad American.

One small group from the Republican Party (the Tea Party faction) and their leader, the majority leader in the House, have given themselves entitlements to govern and run the U.S. government.

The other Republicans in the House have no voice, no vote, no integrity, no self-image, no guts. They cannot vote, they cannot negotiate, cannot compromise, cannot communicate to perform the duties that they were elected to do.

A one-party government is not good for this country. A two-party system goes to Washington to uphold the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, equal justice and preserve this great nation. "One hand cannot wash itself."

Compromise has been the American way for more than 200 years. Entitlements do not belong in Washington.

- John Hassel, Crown Point

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