“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” – Samuel Adams (1781)
Remember this reference to he and his is in the context of a historical period of time from which humanity in its freedom and liberty has advanced. This should now be seen as applying, of course, to women as well. It is not proper to judge a time out of the context of its contemporary manners or mores. But is entirely proper to know that this principle applies to all in the pending elections.