moral compass (plural moral compasses) (ethics) An inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide (like the needle of a compass) for morally appropriate behavior.
I am desperate and I feel overwhelmed. I am frightened for our country.
Right now, at this moment morals have never held more importance to me. I feel an urgency that I need to express.
I want my words to have meaning. I want them to resonate.
It matters to me and it is my hope that it matters to you.
I have the overwhelming need to disparage another human being. It is not something that I take lightly.
There is one person in this world, in this precise moment in time, who has so much power, and yet, he has no comprehension of what he holds in his hands. He has the opportunity to do so much good. However, he chooses to ignore the good. He ignores the possibility of the human race.
He ignores compassion and love. He chooses indifference and hatred.
Outrageous, sickening, disgusting, destructive, incompetent, heartless, maniac, cruel, cold-blooded, braggart, egocentric, dishonest, bully, arrogant.
These are just some of the words to describe Trump.
Some of the better known and often repeated are Liar, Bigot, Racist, Idiot, Unqualified, Ignorant, Ass — , Egotistical, Stupid, Arrogant, Narcissist, and Clown.
I am quite sure I have used all of them to describe Trump.
I would not use any of these words to describe a person with a Moral Compass.
More than that, I would not use any of those words to describe a person I respect.
I would not use any of those words to associate with any person who I would want or accept, for a friend, a boss, a business partner, a teacher, a doctor, or anyone in a position of power of any kind.
Trump and like-minded people are not acceptable to me. I consider him to be an empty shell and the worse example of what anyone should aspire to be. He has no value.
His actions and his words are the antitheses of all that is good in the world. He invokes hatred, not love, cruelty, not compassion and falsity, not the truth.
In an ever-evolving world, where we are exposed to more opinions, thoughts, emotions than ever before, we need to have a President that holds the highest standards. We need someone with a strong Moral Compass, someone who can distinguish between right and wrong and who is a beacon for morally appropriate behavior.
Trump is not that man.
I cannot put my stamp of approval on anyone who fails my sniff test. Trump has failed mine over and over again. There is nothing about the man that I can accept.
The person that I strive to be, the very essence of who I am, does not match the person who is currently the President of the United States.
I was raised to be honest, caring, to work hard, and be a good person. I empathize with all people; I do not discriminate. I respect the rights of others, the rights given to all of us in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Trump does not value, or respect, those same rights.
He does not value you or your children, families, or friends. He does not value the human race.
Trump values himself; no one else, he gives respect to no one.
I understand that many people will disagree with my beliefs. That is your right and your privilege. These words are my opinion. These are my feelings, my standards, my views.
Please understand that I would not usually be so outspoken. This moment in time is different. There is a need in this country, and in the world, for a leader who does have a strong moral compass. Trump is not that man.
There has been significant damage done to the United States. We have lost respect, and people question our actions. We are losing our influence on the world stage. These are not simple matters, but a simple man caused them.
I am writing this with the best of intentions. It is not politically motivated. My political views are not crucial to this conversation. It is rather my view of the essence of a single person. It is my understanding of what constitutes a Moral Compass and why that is important, not only to me but for all of you as well.
In the words of Elijah Cummings, we are better than that.