White House chief of staff John Kelly, the chief of staff to the klan klinging knome, said on Fox News (of course) that a “lack of an ability to compromise” on slavery led America into the Civil War.
Lincoln: “The question recurs, what will satisfy them? Simply this: We must not only let them alone, but we must somehow, convince them that we do let them alone. This, we know by experience, is no easy task. We have been so trying to convince them from the very beginning of our organization, but with no success. In all our platforms and speeches we have constantly protested our purpose to let them alone; but this has had no tendency to convince them. Alike unavailing to convince them, is the fact that they have never detected a man of us in any attempt to disturb them.“These natural, and apparently adequate means all failing, what will convince them? This, and this only: cease to call slavery wrong, and join them in calling it right. And this must be done thoroughly – done in acts as well as in words. Silence will not be tolerated – we must place ourselves avowedly with them. Senator Douglas’ new sedition law must be enacted and enforced, suppressing all declarations that slavery is wrong, whether made in politics, in presses, in pulpits, or in private. We must arrest and return their fugitive slaves with greedy pleasure. We must pull down our Free State constitutions. The whole atmosphere must be disinfected from all taint of opposition to slavery, before they will cease to believe that all their troubles proceed from us.”There was, simply, no room for compromise, because slaveholders demanded that everyone not merely accept but approve of slavery.
When you deal with bigots, racists, xenophobes and Nazis, compromise only makes you an embarrassment to humanity.
John Kelly is the perfect chief of staff for the pussy-grabbing babyman. His stupidity is only matched by he venality.