[This post was written by David Freeman, one of our readers, about the Debt Ceiling compromise.]
The Three Compromises That Proved It Is Folly To Negotiate With The Devil
The Compromise of 1790 prevented (for a time) Civil War.
The Compromise of 1820 (The Missouri Compromise) again delayed Civil War.
The Compromise of 1850 delayed Civil War one last time.
These three events gave compromise a bad name since, even though they extended slavery, war was not prevented.
The Capitulation of 2011 – maybe this’ll work better.