When we elect someone to a governing body we need to consider whether they will act reasonably close to the way we would. If the individual or the party they belong to has not lived up to values you deem essential, or has not demonstrated consistent recognition of people’s dignity, along with fair, honest treatment of them, we cannot, in conscience, vote for them. We are as guilty as the person/party we vote for.
There are now three members on our city council who publicly have approved a lifestyle that poses medical risks, and exposes near-nudity at gay-pride events, thus we see questionable examples.
-Herman J. Kemperman,