I would exhort you to be brave enough to be true to what you know is right and wrong (that some of you don’t seem to know the difference is troubling). When November comes, I intend to vote my conscience. I hope it has been trained to discern right from wrong. I intend to vote for the person who, in the face of pressure from special interest groups (be they national or international), the press and the pollsters, holds firmly to his or her beliefs.
To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled (Titus 1:15).
If you messed up in the past, come clean about it! No one is perfect or has a pristine record so don’t try to justify yourself. I intend to cast my vote for the person who is honest enough to, in the face of contrary evidence, admit his or her mistakes.
It may well be that there are enough ethical Americans to respect that kind of openness, honesty and courage and put such a brave man or woman into high office.
James Freeman Clarke (1810 – 1888) US minister, theologian, author. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.”