I’ll remember whenever a young, aspiring campaigning state representative came to my front door to solicit my vote. There were a pleasing conversation, mostly him saying why he wished to represent me and why he was qualified. Conservative values, low or no taxes, and 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 particular question, but things i desired to know by asking both of these questions was about what basis he would make his decision.
The two general questions were asking how he would opt to vote on some adult video or pornographic legislation and just how however choose to vote on road improvement expenditures.
“Regarding the roads, I’ll pay attention to the folks and vote how they want me to vote. The only problem is getting input from the people. Not many people try those types of decisions. But that is additional problems.
Regarding the, things i will call, moral issues, (This is exactly what he called my proposed question) I’ll vote my conscience, my morals, my values. If, once the next election appears, you do not such as the way I vote on moral issues, then don’t reelect me.”
I used to be stunned! I needed found a person which i could support, assuming his moral values matched mine. It is imperative that people elect officials which will react to the people without compromising their own standards and moral principles. Some issues are relative. Morals and values are absolute. And that i will absolutely opt for those absolute values!
After our discussion he left our home to continue canvassing the area. After a couple of minutes he reappeared at my door to inform me his car wouldn’t normally start. Assuming it was not a member of family political prank to acquire my sympathetic vote, I graciously recently jump started his car, which absolutely started.