I am going to remember whenever a young, aspiring campaigning state representative came to my entry way 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 tiny bit about his background as a tax attorney. Why are most politicians lawyers anyway? But that is another subject.
I told him I needed two questions for him and i also did not want him to reply to the specific question, but a few things i wished to know by asking those two questions was about what basis however make his decision.
Both general questions were asking how he’d decide to vote on some adult video or pornographic legislation and how he’d decide to vote on road improvement expenditures.
“Regarding the roads, I will listen to the people and vote the way they want me to vote. The only issue is becoming input in the people. Few people have a go at those types of decisions. That is additional problems.
About the, things i will call, moral issues, (This is just 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 do not like the way I vote on moral issues, then don’t reelect me.”
I had been stunned! I needed found a guy which i could support, assuming his moral values matched mine. It really is imperative that individuals elect officials that may respond to the folks without compromising their very own standards and moral principles. Some issues are relative. Morals and values are absolute. And I will absolutely vote for those absolute values!
After our discussion he left the house to continue canvassing your neighborhood. After a couple of minutes he reappeared at my door to tell me his car wouldn’t start. Assuming it wasn’t a member of family political prank to acquire my sympathetic vote, I graciously recently jump started his car, which absolutely started.