Monday, December 06, 2004

Define Value

Mondays are always busy for me at work, so I just offer this one topic for my readers… There has been a lot of discussion of “value voters”. It is assumed that these voters have “values”, but what is exactly is a value? The Oxford dictionary says, “moral principles, standards that one considers important.” How exactly does a value differ from an opinion? Could bias and prejudice just be the opposite side of the same coin? Should the debate be about “prejudice voters” if one doesn’t agree with them? If so, why does anyone care about “prejudice voters”?