Politicians represent the public when they are in the public office. Their job is completely different from other jobs in that respect. People vote for their political party believing that the politicians will be faithful upon executing the political manifestos. A family is the smallest unit of civilian group that constitutes a nation. When they get married, they took an oath to be faithful toward each other. If he or she cannot be faithful to their partner, how can you trust the person to be faithful to the voters? Not because it is wrong to cheat on their spouse, but because of the fact that they broke the oath, they should choose to resign in order to retain the integrity of the political party they belong to.
No, I do not think that they should resign just because they cheated on their spouse. We do not know anything about their personal life, and do not know what is going on in their marriage. I think that the personal things they do does not affect their work at all.
Politicians should not have to resign if they are caught cheating on their spouse. Many people in the world today cheat on their spouse and are not penalized for it, let alone, lose their job. Why should politicians be treated differently than anyone else? If people are going to be penalized for cheating on their spouse, those people should not be limited to politicians.
Politicians who are caught cheating on their spouses should not resign from their political positions. They were not elected by the public to be a good life partner, they were elected to provide a service, to work as a politician. The nature of their marital relationships or fidelity falls outside the scope of their job description. You can in fact be a great politician who works for your constituency, and cheat on your spouse.
I do agree that a person's personal life can affect how well they do in office, but someone should not be automatically fired for infidelity. Give them a chance and see if they are still doing a good enough job to be in office, and see if their constituents want them there.
In the civilian world,a person does not lose their job just because they are having an affair.An extramarital affair should be between the two spouses.By looking at history it will show that many successful politicians had affairs without it doing anything to their effectiveness in their job.A politician should be judged on their ability not their publkic life.