Thursday, March 03, 2011
The Case of Sam Arora
Is a weird one. Arora, a Maryland House Delegate, campaigned, among other things, on marriage equality and co-sponsored a bill on same sex marriage. Now it looks like he will not vote for his own bill.
The case is one of those where Arora won't be legally punished for changing his mind. But from an ethical angle his actions stink.
Note also that the more politicians act like this, the less likely it is that the campaign promises of any politician will be believed. So in an odd (and ultimately less important way) Arora is not only hurting his own ex-supporters but also all politicians.