“Don’t worship politicians. Don’t worship anybody. Don’t follow the leader. I understand that it is easy to use people as cognitive shortcuts. […] But, it’s your job to think for yourself and it’s your job to defend the beliefs that animate you. Not to defend what I say; that’s not your job. I can defend what I say. Not to defend what Trump says—it’s his job to defend what he says. You can defend it if you believe it, but defend it only if you believe it. You’re your own person, you’re an individual with your own belief system. […] The fact is: you have to believe the things that you believe and you have to stand for the things you stand for. You’re an individual. Do not follow the leader just because you perceive them to be on your side.”

— Ben Shapiro