The connection between moral character and political activism is shown through the passion that people have for their beliefs. Politics has a lot to do with morality; just look at the topics that are discussed in the political forum -- marriage, gay rights, abortion, etc. The deciding factor in a political election quite often tends to be issues of morality. People have such different beliefs about moral issues that politicians have to be very careful to choose which ones they will stand behind. Yes, choose. Do you really think they always stand behind issues that they necessarily believe in? Absolutely not.I find politics to be very corrupt. It seems that many politicians (usually the most powerful ones) have a "do as I say, not as I do" outlook on life. They will tell their audience what they think it wants to hear, but they quite often do not follow the very same moral code that they preach. I give any politician that can hold on to their moral values while in office all the credit in the world. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be surrounded by greed and dishonesty daily and still maintain your beliefs and not act on impulse.