Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Anti-Trump protesters are not obstructionists; they're patriots trying to prevent 'rotten compromise'

Anti-Trump protesters are not obstructionists; they're patriots trying to prevent 'rotten compromise'

To the editor: Compromise as a means for pursuing our common interest is one thing; “rotten compromise” — Israeli philosopher Avishai Margalit’s term for compromise that reinforces inhumanity and oppression — is another. (“Democrats are copying Republican obstruction tactics. This won’t end well for the U.S.,” Feb. 16)

In the 1850s, Abraham Lincoln’s opponent Stephen Douglas famously sought compromise with slavery, and it seems that Jon Huntsman and Joe Lieberman are determined to be the Stephen Douglases for our time.

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