Why This Conservative Is Voting for Donald Trump

Donald Trump (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Donald Trump (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

I have come to a conclusion: I am going to vote for Donald Trump. And I think you should, too.

For months, I have been weighing this decision. I wanted Marco Rubio. Then Carly Fiorina. Then Marco Rubio again. Then, for a few weeks, Ted Cruz. Obviously we didn’t get exactly what we wanted in a nominee. Many of us are upset and emotional. Many of us are still licking our wounds after watching our preferred candidates flounder and fail. I understand.

But the primary is over now. It’s time to clear our heads. We have an important choice ahead of us — Donald Trump, who is ostensibly conservative, or Hillary Clinton, who is irrefutably not?

This election will matter. It’s not a game. It’s not a hopeless opportunity to show how principled you are and how foolish everyone else is. This will prove to be a critical inflection point for our nation with irreversible consequences.

Yet I’m watching some very intelligent, moral, conservative people digging in on #NeverTrump, promising to work against him every step of the way, and in some cases, even openly endorsing Hillary Clinton.

Sorry, that just rubs me the wrong way.

I care about a number of issues. I care about religious freedom. I want to reform our broken monetary policy and end the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. I want to end Common Core and return power over education to parents and local school districts.

But I vote on one issue — abortion. I am pro-life. I hope, in my lifetime, to see an end to abortion in this country.

Because really, if you are truly pro-life, it should be the most important issue on your mind. If you are truly pro-life, you weep at the thought of innocent lives being destroyed prematurely. If you are truly pro-life, you understand that we have to do everything we can to stop abortion.

And that includes voting for Donald Trump.

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Jon Schweppe is the Communications Director for American Principles Project. Follow him on Twitter @JonSchweppe.