November 9, 2015

100 Words -- A More Perfect Union

The Preamble to the Constitution -- today we’d call it the vision statement -- begins with, “We the people, in order to form a more perfect Union …” It didn’t say perfect … just more perfect. The Framers understood that our government would be a work in progress. They understood that working through the vast differences that underlay our great political experiment would necessitate a willingness to accept solutions to problems everyone agreed weren’t perfect … just more perfect. In today’s heated politics where compromise is a dirty word for some, it’s worth remembering that perfection was never the goal.

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