Barry Goldwater once stated “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.”

It hardly a surprise then, that I loathe the concept that the truth is always somewhere between to views.

No, I am not arguing that compromise is not necessary, that it is a bad thing. I’m arguing that the moral relativism of assuming that neither side is right, and that there MUST be compromise, is the intellectually bankrupt position.

Think about it one moment. You think murder is wrong, and think no-one should be murdered. The guy across the table think’s it’s A-OK to murder 100 people a week. What is compromise?

Fifty a week?

OK, you’ll allow only five people a week to be murdered by the guy across from you if he leaves you and yours alone.

Compromise, right?