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