To the editor:
Our Constitution was a document of compromise, a compromise made between 13 states, each with different ideals, different backgrounds and different hopes. They made a compromise, “The Constitution of the United States of America,” because the problems our country faced were greater than the differences between them, like today.
The tea party who spouts the mantra “no compromise” does a disservice to the ideals and hopes of our founding fathers and mothers. They would see our once-great country reduced to a second- or third-rate country in order to support childish ways. It is time for tea party supporters to understand that compromise is the American Way.