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April 25, 2014 - 7:10 am

In the above clip, Star Trek superstar William Shatner tells Jesse Ventura that Hilary Clinton could bring people together as president of the United States “so that something could be accomplished.” Shatner claims that the “fundamentalists on both ends are not where it’s at.” Instead, he points to the mushy middle of “compromise,” heralding Clinton as the leader who can get us there.

There’s a reason why the rhetoric of compromise reigns among those favoring increased government control of individual lives. If the goal is to increase control, any compromise between increasing it a lot and not increasing it at all will resolve in increasing it some. If the goal is raising taxes, any compromise between raising them a lot or not raising them at all will result in a raising them some. If the goal is increased spending… you get the point.

Obamacare emerged as a compromise between the “fundamentalist” Left, as Shatner might refer to them, and a conviction against socialized healthcare. Instead of single payer, which the radical Left would have preferred, we got a mixed system of profound cronyism designed to morally and financially bankrupt the healthcare industry as a step toward single payer. Yay for compromise! Funny how one side gets what they want, just to a lesser extent or at a slower rate.

How about it? Is Shatner right? Should compromise for the sake of accomplishing something be our goal? Or have we reached a point beyond which compromise is reasonable?

Side note: how would Kirk vote?

Walter Hudson advocates for individual rights, serving on the boards of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, Minnesota Majority and the Minority Liberty Alliance. He maintains a blog and daily podcast entitled Fightin Words. He also contributes to True North, a hub of conservative Minnesotan commentary, and regularly appears on the Twin Cities News Talk Weekend Roundtable on KTCN AM 1130. Follow his work via Twitter and Facebook.

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While he was playing one on TV, others were playing one in Vietnam. I love and have memorized all those episodes, but let's remember:
All actors are empty vessels into which a script can be poured. Asking the opinion of an actor on geopolitics is like asking your favorite short order cook his or her opinion on nuclear fusion. Shut up, Bill.
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So, Captain are you suggesting that the Kling-on female succeed the Vulcan?

You seem to be thinking with Uranus!
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Good observation about compromise by Walter. If you want more government and I want less, then there isn't going to be any compromise. Either I win or you win is how it's going to be.
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People stupid enough to elect Barack Obama twice should be careful about criticizing the neighbours. Canada has had a Conservatve government for years.
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While he was playing one on TV, others were playing one in Vietnam. I love and have memorized all those episodes, but let's remember:
All actors are empty vessels into which a script can be poured. Asking the opinion of an actor on geopolitics is like asking your favorite short order cook his or her opinion on nuclear fusion. Shut up, Bill.
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Who was playing a starship captain in Vietnam?

Though I agree with the thoughts on actors' opinions.
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Shatner is Canadian so he really wouldn't have been expected to serve in Vietnam.
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Tell that to the families of Canadians who died fighting in Viet Nam.

http://canadianmilitary.page.tl/-Vietnam.htm

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=canadian+soldiers+viet+nam+war
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"How would Kirk vote?"

Probably the same way as another space cadet.

[http://weaselzippers.us/183949-mcrino-to-host-my-friend-hillary-clinton-in-arizona/]

McRINO Gushes Uncontrollably Over “My Friend” Hillary Clinton, To Host Her In Arizona.

“From her years of service as first lady, in the U.S. Senate and the State Department, one would be hard-pressed to find a leader with Secretary Clinton’s informed perspective on the many challenges facing America across the globe,” McCain said.

Once a [senile and insane] moron, always a [senile and insane] moron.
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So, Captain are you suggesting that the Kling-on female succeed the Vulcan?

You seem to be thinking with Uranus!
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This is why you don't compromise of some issues. After a while, you have nothing, and your opponent has everything. It's the Hegelian dialectic in practice. It's what liberals do, and conservatives fail to realize.

Once the door is opened a crack for some, soon it will be wide open for all. Compromise is another term for a slow surrender of one's beliefs to satisfy the demands of an acquisitive poacher. In these situations, it is never a 'win-win' proposition as in the immigration debacle, because someone or some segment has to lose something of value, while the other wins.
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By endorsing Hillary Clinton, Shatner reveals that he's not a compromiser but a collaborator. Another Hollywood liberal divorced from reality.
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Send him back to Canada,with Justin Bieber under his Left arm.
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Doesn't Jesse have the widow of a SEAL to sue?
Or some Trutherism to pimp?

It's not so much that his 15 minutes of fame is up but that his 5 hour movie without a bathroom break of infamy has long since expired as well.
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Good observation about compromise by Walter. If you want more government and I want less, then there isn't going to be any compromise. Either I win or you win is how it's going to be.
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Shatner has jumped the shark. Hilary is our new queen of mean. She treats the people around her with rudeness and contempt. She has no meaningful experience which would indicate her readiness to be president. All she has is the right image for some, and I guess to the left that's all the matters.
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"Shatner has jumped the shark.

Not recently enough to be called jumping.

He's been a loonie for..... ever.

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