I thank Trey Pereyra for his excellent letter and I fully agree with it. I wish to add the observation that compromise is essential in a democracy. By combining competing ideas and positions, we succeed in achieving a best solution. The world is not black and white.
Intelligent people, or those who are willing to think, can see and recognize shades of grey and can find common ground with competing ideas.
We have citizens who have equated compromise with capitulation (especially the tea party types). They should move to countries where intolerance is the rule. Change in those countries comes at the point of a gun.
The presidential candidate who glorifies in the slogan “Lock Her Up” should move to one of those totalitarian countries.