President Trump's effect on Americans is a prime example of a phenomenon, but not the only one. I once supported Roy Moore. Today, the mountain of evidence against him is overwhelming, yet some people believe Judge Moore despite the facts. (I highlight Republican examples because of the danger of allowing corruption in our party. It's easier for us to be honest about the Democrats' problems.)
We must be seeking the truth even when we're afraid it'll make us look bad. It isn't easy to be honest about the faults of politicians we strongly agree with - but it is of vital importance if we want to preserve our nation. If we all get our own facts, partisan opponents will quickly become enemies, having nothing in common. We will be unable to exist as one nation, with such a rift between us. It will be Charlottesville - and worse.
The Roy Moore scandal reminds us to focus on promoting good policies, rather than lifting up certain politicians as heroes. A policy position doesn't have a skeleton in its closet. One politician going down in smoke need not affect your list of policy positions. When we think one particular politician can solve our problems, we're making the same mistake Germans made in the 1930s. As a Christian, I believe that Jesus Christ is the only one who can actually solve our problems.
Here's a challenge for you. Make an extensive list of the policy positions you believe in, and why you believe each one. Better still, try finding good arguments for the positions of your opponents. You probably won't be persuaded, but you may gain insight. Finding the truth often involves getting outside your comfort zone.
Don't let a politician think for you. Understand what's going on. I believe we should test everything against the Scriptures (Acts 17:11).
You are a citizen of the United States. Be informed. It's the future of our nation. Stand up for truth.