Compromise, they always proclaimed in glowing terms, is the one indispensible, absolutely magical key to living and working within that best of all possible political worlds, a democracy.
However, compromise might be more properly termed a “solution:” which satisfies no one. Especially relating to borders.
If everybody takes a stance and won't budge, if nobody is willing to give at least an inch (if not a mile), why, then nothing will ever get done! (This overlooks the obvious fact that there are circumstances -- almost all of which involve government -- in which nothing ever should get done.)
Thanks to the left-wing politicos in Congress who were usually the principal advocates of compromise, it always seems to be the other guy who was supposed to be so willing to compromise. (Like the way you and I never get to be "others" when "others" are the entities we're all supposed to live to serve. And provide education for. And free health care. And drivers licenses.)
And of course whoever has been sucker enough to compromise is expected to do it all over again, the next time the subject comes up.
Somebody needs to knock them down, sit on their chests, and scream down their nostrils that any compromise with evil is -- guess what -- evil!
In a matter of less than twenty years, our campuses, the media, and then our places of business were taken over by a kind of social disease we now call "political correctness" in which it's considered unacceptable to call a thing by its true name, to want to know who started the fight, to protect yourself, to judge individuals by their actual abilities or virtues, or to enjoy anything that might make the most hypochondriac lunatic among us whimper or sniffle that he's allergic to anyone even thinking about eating peanut butter, wearing perfume, or smoking tobacco.
We're also too ready to compromise on an international level. One thing is beyond doubt: there is a conspiracy to flood our southwestern states -- Arizona, New Mexico, southern California, southwest Texas -- with enough foreign nationals to seize them politically and deliver them to Mexico. This conspiracy is taking place in broad daylight, with the full knowledge and support of the Mexican government, and we're too polite to do anything about it.
It's called "la Reconquista" -- the reconquest -- and it festered first in the academia-decayed minds of far-left Hispanic professors in border-state universities. And it's a lie: for the most part the lands in question never belonged to Mexico to begin with; the plan is that they never will. Instead, the advocates of _la Reconquista_ yearn for their very own socialist paradise called "Aztlan", where the economic system that killed tens of millions through arctic exile, political execution, and good old fashioned starvation, the system that failed in Russia, virtually destroyed eastern Europe, and is being rapidly abandoned by China will be given a good old college try all over again. Remember – socialism is the most foul, murderous potical system yet devised by man – and the most efficient mass-murder machine.
If you try compromise, all you end up with is more evil. And as we all ought to know by now, the face of evil is not red with horns and a forked tail. Nor is it the leering, blood-lust maniacal grin of a dictator awash in bodies (although they make a good try at it). It is the face of a mild mannered, poorly dressed bureaucrat in shirt sleeves and a tie, holding a policy and procedures manual from which he cannot deviate, from which he is empowered to get even with all he envies and fears.