Sex and the Hypothetical Candidate




The world is certainly changing, and with it change the standards that we live by as a society. What was once taboo, is now allowed. What was once unspoken except in private is now open for any and all to not only hear, but comment upon.

But at the same time, the change has left behind some behind or conversely, some far out ahead. I’m not actually sure.

I have a belief that judging the morals and ethics of any given society throughout history without actually having been a part of that society is always going to be incorrect. For example, many people today judge the framers as racist and misogynistic, without ever having read their writings or knowing anything about the society of their day.

The simple truth is that people behave the same throughout history regardless of whether or not the societal vales and ethics around them change or not. People still behave the same, particularly sexually without regard to whether or not a society condemns or accepts the behavior.

So when we come to today’s values, morals and ethics about sexual behaviors, how should the sexual behavior of a candidate outside the bounds of the campaign be treated by the electorate – who by the way behave in the same manner? If a candidate is found to have certain behaviors or activities that are not illegal but might offend a puritan interest, should that candidate be shamed into quitting or voted against because of those activities which have nothing to do with the actual campaign?

And, at the end of the day, which is the bigger ethical issue? The candidates behavior OR the use of information – however obtained and that is not confirmed – about a candidates private and not illegal behavior to smear and attack said candidate?

And yet in our society, which will be treated as the bigger sin?


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About FTB1(SS)

Plausibly Live is the Official Podcast of The Dave Bowman Show. From 2007 to 2015, Dave was the host of KFIV’s “Afternoons Live” (Later “The Dave Bowman Show”) and the Central Valley’s go-to man for insightful and entertaining analysis of the day's news and events. In 2015, Dave left radio to raise his son and helped to launch the Podcast 99 network (www.podcast99.org), which features voices and topics from all around the area, the nation, and the world, on a variety of subjects. Re-launching his own show as a podcast, Dave continues his look at the world around him, now without the constraints of terrestrial radio, but still with his eclectic mix of history and common sense. The primary feature element of Plausibly Live is Constitution Thursday, which since 2010 has been a weekly look at the history and impact of the US Constitution. Dave is a US Navy Submariner, a radio talk show host, father, baseball fan, avid reader and a frustrated writer. He has a passion for books, theology, submarines, coffee, tequila, 1970’s music (especially funk!) and is a ToTaL Star Trek geek. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. He was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Colorado, graduated from Ogden High School (Class of ’81) in Ogden, UT, served for eleven years in the US Navy Submarine fleet, was a Naval Instructor and as a Ballistic Missile Fire Control Technician, he achieved the rank of FTB1(SS) through sorcery and favoritism, but would have been happy staying an FTB2(SS) for life. He was trained as a targeting specialist and Battle Stations Missile Fire Control Supervisor aboard USS Michigan SSBN-727(G) and was trained on two Fire Control Systems, the Mk 98 Mod 0 TRIDENT and the Mk 88 Mod 1 POSEIDON. Later he served as a part of the Fleet Combat Training Center Dam Neck Auxiliary Security Force, which sounds impressive but was really just bait for Seal Team 6 and any Iraqi terrorists who happened to land on the beach in Virginia. He later attended Seminary in Atlanta, GA, then served as a pastor for five years before realizing the massive error of his ways. He then worked in non-Profit management until 2006 when he was hired to do sports for a local talk radio show, eventually moving into the host position in September of 2007. In the fall of 2008, after years of questioning and study, Dave completed the process of conversion to Judaism. In 2009 Dave married Cami, and in 2010 they were blessed with their son, Benjamin, to go along with four daughters, one son-in-law and three grandchildren. In the summer of 2017, Dave and Cami relocated “back home” to Silverdale, WA, where Dave had been stationed when they first met in 1985. From September 2007 to January 2015 Dave was heard each weekday from 3pm to 6pm (Pacific) on Power Talk 1360AM & 1280 in Modesto & Stockton, CA. Today, you can hear his Podcast Show, Plausibly Live, on The Dave Bowman Show website or on The Podcast 99 Network Page.

Posted on March 17, 2016, in News & Notes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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