That’s Right Nate

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Democrats Must Compromise on Health Care

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It must be very tempting for Democrats to look at their large numbers in congress and try to ram a health care reform bill through without compromise.   I suggest that instead, they learn a lesson from Charles Darwin.  Charles Darwin is a controversial figure whose theory of evolution struggles to gain acceptance over 100 years since he first discovered it.  The reason why is that he refused to compromise.

Christians Believe:

  1. God created us out of his love
  2. The Earth is 6,000 years old
  3. The same plants and animals on this planet were always here
  4. The Earth was created in 7 days.

Darwinists Believe:

  1. The Earth was created by a big bang
  2. The Earth is 4,500,000,000 years old
  3. Plants and animals have evolved into their present form
  4. The Earth was created over many millions of years.

What if Darwin had compromised.  Christians obviously would have been sticklers on the Earth being created by God, that it took 7 days, and that the Earth is 6,000 years old.  However, the rest of creation would be open to discussion.  If Darwin had compromised he would have had a much more successful theory of evolution that went something like this, “God created the Earth with love and a big bang.  The Earth is 6,000 years ago.   The first life on the planet were single celled organisms that evolved over the next 7 days into life as we know it.”   This is a theory that I believe the entire country, including Texas, would have accepted.

The Democrats must learn this lesson and compromise on health care.   I know it’s easy to see your own ideas as the best, but that sort of attitude will not bring you acceptance.  Democrats want a public option for people to get their health insurance from the government.   Republicans do not.  Let’s compromise and create a public option, but make it so horrible that nobody would ever take it.  Democrats want to limit the profits insurance companies make.  Republicans do not.   Let’s compromise and limit their profits to twice what their current profits are now.   That way, they would never hit the limit.

The reason America was able to avoid Civil War for almost 100 years was because of forward thinking people adopting the 3/5 compromise and later the Missouri Compromise.  Does the Democratic party have statesmen like this today? Compromise is the key to making health care policy that is acceptable to lobbyists on all sides.   I hope that the Democrats learn this leason before they wind up in history’s where are they now file like Charles Darwin.


Written by thatsrightnate

August 3, 2009 at 9:41 am

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  1. Nate-you liberal devil in conservative angel’s disguise! Evolution? 7 days or 7 billion years, you are perverting the Word of the Lord. No compromise on absolute truth!!!!!

    equa yona

    August 3, 2009 at 6:27 pm

  2. You might be right, but I still think if it happened in 6 (not 7 – On the 7th day he rested) days, then it would be much more acceptable to most of us.


    August 4, 2009 at 4:30 am

  3. Harrumph!

    equa yona

    August 4, 2009 at 9:24 am

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