By financen | December 19, 2017 - 6:21 pm - Posted in Others

When people are elected to public office, they forgo a certain level of privacy about themselves in the interest of the greater good. The people who send them to public office expect these individuals to have the work ethic and integrity to speak for the constituency in an honest and straightforward manner.

You cannot know what kind of integrity and ethic a politician has without those finer details being divulged in the media. When you want to be confident in your vote for politicians like Orrin Hatch, Mike Crapo, Paul Ryan, and others, you may want to read up on these talking points about their personal and professional lives.

Moral Fiber

The U.S. Constitution allows everyone in the country the right to practice whatever religion or faith they choose. No one has to belong to any certain denomination. Further, refusing to be a member of a religious organization or church does not bar someone from running for office.

Still, politicians who do practice a particular faith may choose to disclose what denomination they are and to what extent they are involved with their churches. These religious details while not mandatory for a person’s eligibility to be on the ballot can sway the votes of people who are undecided about for whom to vote.

For that reason, many politicians like John McCain, Senator Mike Crapo, Mitch McConnell, and others choose to disclose their faith affiliations and their level of involvement in their parishes or churches to the voters. The media then reports this information so people can decide if those individuals on the ballot exhibit the integrity and moral fiber that many believe makes for the ideal political candidate.

Educational and Professional Training

Along with morals, voters also are significantly interested in what kind of formal and professional training politicians have received in their lifetimes. They do not want to send people who have few job skills and the smallest amount of educational training to their credit. They prefer to vote in people who have studied extensively, established themselves in their chosen industries, and have the work ethic that will keep them on task for the voters.

This educational and professional vitae often makes it to the papers and TV media weeks and months before the election. Voters can get a feel for how hard the politicians will work for them once they are in office. They also can do their own research about what kind of honesty and integrity these elected individuals displayed during their careers.

Endorsements and Voting Record

The media also reports frequently about the voting records and endorsements of politicians in office. Many politicians endorse each others’ candidacies. Likewise, they may court the endorsement of their elected peers

This endorsement may come in exchange of their voting records, however. Their votes are supposed to reflect the will of the people rather than their peers. Voters can check the voting records of politicians to ensure that they are putting constituents first rather than special interests politicians and lobbyists.

The print and TV media educate the public before and after elections by posting intimate details of the lives of those in office. Voters use this information to hold their elected officials accountable. They also ensure the people in office reflect the will of the voters.

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