I will always remember each time a young, aspiring campaigning state representative came to my entry way to solicit my vote. There were a pleasant 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 being a tax attorney. Why are most politicians lawyers anyway? That is another subject.
I told him I had two questions for him and i also didn't want him to reply to the precise question, but what I wished to know by asking those two questions was on what basis however make his decision.
The two general questions were asking how however opt to vote on some adult video or pornographic legislation and how he would decide to vote on road improvement expenditures.
"Regarding the roads, I'll tune in to individuals and vote the direction they want me to vote. The only issue is becoming input from your people. Few people try those kinds of decisions. But that is one other issue.
Regarding the, a few things i will call, moral issues, (This is just what he called my proposed question) I will vote my conscience, my morals, my values. If, once the next election comes around, you never such as the way I vote on moral issues, then don't reelect me."
I had been stunned! I had found a man i could support, assuming his moral values matched mine. It really is imperative that individuals elect officials that may reply to the folks without compromising their particular standards and moral principles. Some issues are relative. Morals and values are absolute. And that i will absolutely vote for those absolute values!
After our discussion he left our home to carry on canvassing your neighborhood. After a couple of minutes he reappeared at my door to tell me his car would not start. Assuming it had not been a member of family political prank to get my sympathetic vote, I graciously recently jump started his car, which absolutely started.