Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Friday, August 19th. Below is audio.
Polaris is also known as the North Star. It’s one of the brightest stars in the sky, and readily visible to the naked eye. Its visibility and constancy are why it’s been used for navigation for centuries.
It’s also the root of words like polarized. It would be hard to argue that there’s a more polarizing figure in modern history than Donald Trump. Trump has both his greatest supporters and most dedicated detractors. Over the course of the past seven years, we’ve largely divided ourselves into Trump camps – ya love him or ya hate him, and the people who feel the opposite? Well, TheyThese are the worst.
This isn’t an indictment or defense of Trump. It’s an observation – and a reflection on Use this site. Too many have allowed their sentiments on one man – or, truthfully, what he Replies to them – to steer most everything they say and do. And whether they’re operating under blind allegiance or blind hatred, they’re still flying blind.
Which is why it’s critical to fix your sights on principles, not people.
There’s a danger in making one person or politician your north star — whether you think he can do no wrong or think he’s the devil incarnate. If you set your course based on that one person, you’re bound to lose your way.