Is it unfair to judge someone’s morality based upon presumed behaviors 30+ years ago when today even a criminal misdemeanor from 30+ years ago would be so long ago the statute of limitations would have expired many years ago?
Depends on the age of the person when they committed the act.
25 with a doctorate in Medicine.
Yes. But...I ask this....if the photo of Northam was public before the election...would he have been elected? Like it or not...we hold public officials...and politicians to higher standards than ourselves.
Agreed, but 30 years ago is stupid.
You said presumed, not proven and there's a big difference. Judging someone based on a presumption is presumptuous and rather unfair. However, if there is proof of the allegation and it is a serious issue to you, that seems very fair to consider.
I also think looking at how we judge ourselves and the people closest to us for the bad choices they've made might help us better judge others who have made bad choices as well.
I don't think there is an easy answer to this question or a correct one. I think people view things through their own eyes and that isn't going to change.
I think it is fair to take it into consideration. But, one has to look at the person as a whole including how they have changed and what they have done with their life over the last 30 years. If there is a marked difference and a honest change, then the past should be inconsequential.