What do we mean by politics without principles?

April 24, 2008 3:51am CST
Do you think a politician who abandons his party and joins the opposing party to win an election is a man of principles? What about a congressman who votes in favor of a law changing the boundaries of an electoral district to favor a candidate from his own party to win an election? thanks.. credits: Introduction to Political Science
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@gcrew931 (230)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
I think that a politician will only have principles if he has a strong political will. He has to have balls because it's not all the time that his political party is right. He has to vote individually as well. He has to think of what is good for the people who elected him in the first place. However there should be a balance. Not voting with the party doesn't mean he should abandon it and jump ships already, right?