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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Beyond Compromise

The other day, I heard a woman tell Rush Limbaugh that if Romney gets the Republican nomination she will not vote.  Her complaint:  Romney does not adhere strictly to conservative principles; he is too prone to compromise.
      This woman was echoing a theme Limbaugh had been sounding all week--that there is no room for compromise with the "Democrat Party" and what Limbaugh sees as their socialist agenda.
      I wonder if these people understand that there is a fine line between upholding conservative principles and being an ideologue.   How many people have to be ruined so that the Tea Party types can put their conservative principles to the test?  --EFP

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