Time to work together for good of the country

I admire people who stand on principle, who draw lines in the sand and say “This far and no farther.” But our country is facing a crisis of your making, you men and women of the U.S. Congress, erected because you didn’t have the guts to make a decision, choosing instead to put in place draconian measures that would force the other party to do it your way. You must compromise, and the key to that dirty word is another – doubt.

You cannot believe that the principles you stand for are the only possible way to survival of the country. You must be able to admit that maybe, just maybe, the other side has ideas that just might work. None of us can predict the future, and none of us has the ability to know with absolute certainty that our way is the only way. You must doubt yourself. You must say, “OK, you may be right, let’s try it.” For the good of the country.

Frank Needham