I am going to remember whenever a young, aspiring campaigning state representative found my entry way to solicit my vote. There were a pleasant conversation, mostly him telling me 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. Exactly why are most politicians lawyers anyway? But that is another subject.
I told him I had two questions for him and that I didn't want him to reply to the specific question, but a few things i desired to know by asking both of these questions was about what basis he would make his decision.
The 2 general questions were asking how however choose to vote on some adult video or pornographic legislation and the way he'd opt to vote on road improvement expenditures.
"Regarding the roads, I am going to pay attention to the folks and vote the way they want me to vote. The only problem is getting input from the people. Not many people have a go at those kinds of decisions. But that is additional problems.
Concerning the, things i will call, moral issues, (This is exactly what he called my proposed question) I will vote my conscience, my morals, my values. If, once the next election arrives, you do not like the way I vote on moral issues, then don't reelect me."
I had been stunned! I had found a guy i could support, assuming his moral values matched mine. It really is imperative that individuals elect officials which will respond to the folks without compromising their 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 home to carry on canvassing the neighborhood. After a few minutes he reappeared within my door to share with me his car wouldn't normally start. Assuming it was not a relative political prank to obtain my sympathetic vote, I graciously went out and jump started his car, which absolutely started.