November 3, 2012
WHAT WILL YOU DO IF THE ‘WRONG GUY’ WINS TUESDAY? A key to understanding James Madison’s genius was grasping how the Constitution he mainly authored forces competing interests to compromise, usually with the result that the public interest is at least protected, if not advanced, and political stability follows. Such a result had no precedent among history’s democracies. Here are some thoughts on this question to ponder over the weekend. Perhaps somebody might want to address the question of whether compromise becomes impossible as Big Government continually raises the stakes of losing?