I will never forget whenever a young, aspiring campaigning state representative came to my front door to solicit my vote. We'd a pleasant conversation, mostly him saying why he wanted to represent me and why he was qualified. Conservative values, low or no taxes, along with a little bit about his background like a tax attorney. Exactly why are most politicians lawyers anyway? But that's another subject.
I told him I needed two questions for him and that I did not want him to answer the specific question, but things i wished to know by asking both of these questions was about what basis he would make his decision.
Both general questions were asking how he would decide to vote on some adult video or pornographic legislation and how he would choose to vote on road improvement expenditures.
"Regarding the roads, I am going to listen to the folks and vote the way they want me to vote. The only issue is becoming input from the people. Few people try those kinds of decisions. But that is one other issue.
Regarding the, things i will call, moral issues, (This is exactly what he called my proposed question) I am going to vote my conscience, my morals, my values. If, if the next election comes around, you never such as the way I vote on moral issues, then don't reelect me."
I used to be stunned! I'd found a person which i could support, assuming his moral values matched mine. It's imperative that individuals elect officials that will reply to the folks without compromising their very own standards and moral principles. Some issues are relative. Morals and values are absolute. And i also will absolutely prefer those absolute values!
After our discussion he left our house to continue canvassing your neighborhood. Soon after minutes he reappeared at my door to share with me his car wouldn't start. Assuming it was not a relative political prank to obtain my sympathetic vote, I graciously recently jump started his car, which absolutely started.