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Compromise takes humility

I wish to share a quote from the newspaper National Catholic Reporter, from the editorial by Dennis Coday, in the Feb. 17 edition. “Despite the polarized rhetoric that dominates politics these days, compromise is not a dirty word or a sign of moral failing. Compromise is how people relate to one another, how political factions work effectively, how people of goodwill move forward for the common good. Compromise also takes a certain amount of humility on all sides.”

Read that again carefully. Compromise is how we all get through our lives in families and in communities. The fashion of demonizing the opposition to promote one’s own point of view is the moral failing called arrogance, and those who practice it should be viewed with suspicion.

Evie Wright

Spokane



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