I will never forget when a young, aspiring campaigning state representative found my front door to solicit my vote. There were a pleasing conversation, mostly him telling me why he wished to represent me and why he was qualified. Conservative values, low or no taxes, along with a tiny bit about his background like a tax attorney. How come 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 resolve the precise question, but a few things i wished to know by asking those two questions was on which basis he would make his decision.
The two general questions were asking how he'd opt to vote on some adult video or pornographic legislation and just how he would choose to vote on road improvement expenditures.
"Regarding the roads, I will pay attention to the folks and vote the way they want me to vote. A possible problem is becoming input in the people. Very few people try those forms of decisions. But that is additional problems.
About 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, if the next election comes around, you do not like the way I vote on moral issues, then don't reelect me."
I used to be stunned! I had found a man which i could support, assuming his moral values matched mine. It is imperative that people elect officials which will respond to the people without compromising their particular 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 keep canvassing the neighborhood. After a couple of minutes he reappeared inside my door to share with me his car would not start. Assuming it was not a relative political prank to acquire my sympathetic vote, I graciously recently jump started his car, which absolutely started.