The recent, seemingly endless controversy over raising the limit to the national debt seemed often to hinge on principles. Hard-liners on both sides of the debate were afraid to act contrary to their core beliefs, while moderates in both parties realized that compromise would be necessary for the crisis to be resolved.
How like the conflicts in the Anglican Communion–where conservatives and liberals fear that the slightest deviations from their traditionalist or progressive doctrines will spell the end of the Kingdom of God.
In both politics and religion, the party faithful might consider the possibility that compromise is also a path to the true and the just. –J. Douglas Ousley