Thanks to the corrosive influence of big-pocket donors and the prevalence of backroom deals, it's easy to feel jaded by politics. Especially in Arizona. That's what made Republican state Senator Paul Boyer's unapologetic stand during the final stretch of the 2019 legislative session so remarkable. Glendale's Boyer pushed a bill that extends the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse to sue their assailants. His Republican colleagues and the insurance industry blocked the legislation. So, Boyer said he'd refuse to give a pivotal vote for the party's budget unless the Legislature passed his bill. Republican Heather Carter of Cave Creek joined Boyer in his stand. House Speaker Rusty Bowers tried to get Boyer to back down with a watered-down version of the bill. Boyer refused. Two of his GOP colleagues, Ben Toma and Kelly Townsend, were caught on hot mics musing about retaliating against Boyer for bucking the party line. He still did not stand down. Boyer's leap of faith eventually worked. The House passed the bill and Governor Doug Ducey signed it, a victory for child sex-abuse victims — and for political courage.