I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy.
Been Democracy Election Exactly History
My job will not be easy but I am convinced the problems will be solved in a quicker and more efficient way if there is unity and consensus.
Consensus Convinced Easy Efficient Efficient Way
We saw there was no consensus in the U.N. Security Council. It was impossible, due to the threatened veto by some.
Council Due Impossible Saw Security
Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
Antiquity Consensus Considerable Diligence Examine
After a week of back and forth, and forth and back over firearms, it's good to see a consensus developing on this common-sense amendment to keep handguns away from children.
Amendment Away Back Children Common-Sense
To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
Beliefs Believes Consensus Me Objects