Janet’s post makes me think of Kant and his categorical …

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Janet’s post makes me think of Kant and his categorical imperative – a moral and respectable person having laid down a principle would carry that through: so if a CLP candidate for Lingiari in a Federal election had their poster flutes made in Darwin for them by CLP HQ, and Warren had his made here in the Alice….? Janet would be bound to vote for Warren, and thus for a price on carbon, for the mining tax, for all the other ALP policies she abhors? She certainly is giving a lot of weight to where a candidate’s election materials were printed.
I would respect her moral stance, but I would have different priorities myself. I think policies and person skills in working with others positively would be higher in my mind when considering who to vote for.

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