Conscience VS. Constituents: How Should Politicians Vote?
AIR DATE: October 30, 2013
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler caused a firestorm when video surfaced of him saying he would support slavery -- if his constituents wanted it. His statement also raises bigger questions about the role of elected officials. Are they elected to vote their conscience, or represent the will of their constituents?
Steve Sebelius, columnist, Las Vegas Review-Journal