Today’s society is fixated on “gotcha moments,” sound bites, and headlines to formulate opinions. Instead of being impartial to the information we receive, many people are subjective instead of objective. Disregarding intent and opting to haphazardly formulate opinions lead to biases based off of fallacies and incomplete information. Not only is this dangerous in politics, but it has set a precedent for what has become an unfortunate norm in today’s society.
During my time working with Dr. Carson as a presidential candidate and as his communications director after his campaign, there is no doubt in my mind that he cares about bettering people’s lives. He is someone who has dedicated his life as a renowned neurosurgeon doing just that, and while some don’t always agree with his delivery and rightfully so, his heart is always in the right place.
He is a brilliant man, who like many of the people who now rely on the agency he heads, want’s nothing more than to foster an environment that allows those people to achieve as he would say, “all that God has created them to be.” I will be the first to admit that Dr. Carson is not a politician who always thinks about the political implications of his words. Instead, he speaks truth to power, and while that truth may sometimes be masked in complexity, it is the intent of his statement that should capture our focus.