Laura Ingraham, Lifezette
Now that we are done with the presidential debates, with just a few weeks until election day, the choice for the country could not be more stark.
Hillary Clinton promises to continue the economic and foreign policy path of Barack Obama, which has weakened our country and emboldened our enemies.
By expanding government spending, forgiving student loan debt, granting amnesty to millions of illegals, raising taxes, continuing with Obamacare, Madam President would massively pile on debt to a nation already leveraged to the hilt.
As for Donald Trump, he will streamline government, cut taxes, incentivize businesses to bring assets back to the U.S., retire Obamacare, renegotiate bad trade deals, shut off illegal immigration, and begin a new more pragmatic approach to foreign affairs. On those factors alone, he should be the obvious choice for anyone who thinks America is heading in the wrong direction.
It seems logical to conclude that by constantly attacking Trump and his supporters, the NeverTrumpers are effectively advancing Mrs. Clinton’s abortion regime.
Yet there are still some Republicans–including prominent figures such as Jeb Bush and John Kasich — who can still not bring themselves to live up to their pledge to support their party’s nominee. They cite not only his temperament but his “failure to show any capacity to learn about conservatism.”
They should have taken notice, however, that Trump on stage in Las Vegas Wednesday, clearly demonstrated that he has really learned something significant about the issue of abortion. Killing babies especially those in the latter stages of pregnancy — no matter how Mrs. Clinton tried to justify it — is evil.
For any Republican or Independent who believes late-term abortion is a moral evil, these are the facts:
1. Either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is going to be the next President of the United States
2. If Hillary Clinton wins, she will support policies and judges that are absolutely horrific from a pro-life perspective
3. The vast majority of Republicans – including pro-life Republicans — believe that Hillary Clinton must be kept out of office, and therefore they are working together as a coalition to block her and elect Donald Trump instead.
4. A tiny minority of pundits claim to oppose Mrs. Clinton, but devote almost all their time and energy to attacking Donald Trump and his supporters
5. By attacking Trump and his supporters, they make it more likely that Mrs. Clinton will win the White House
6. By making it more likely that Mrs. Clinton will win the White House, they are making it more likely that Mrs. Clinton’s abortion regime will become U.S. law
Based on these facts, it seems logical to conclude that by constantly attacking Trump and his supporters, the NeverTrumpers are effectively advancing Mrs. Clinton’s abortion regime.
The NeverTrumpers have no coherent response to these facts or the logical conclusion to be drawn from them. Here are their main claims, none of which withstands serious scrutiny:
1. “It’s the fault of the Trump supporters for nominating a man who couldn’t win.” No matter how Trump got the GOP nomination, we are all faced with a choice between Trump and Mrs. Clinton. One of them is going to win. Given that context, any pro-life voter has a moral obligation to do what will prevent the most abortions. Many pro-life voters disagreed with Romney on major issues and thought he was destined to lose – but they supported him anyway.
2. “Trump is just as bad as Hillary on abortion.” That’s not true. Last night, on national television and with his political future at stake, Trump defended the pro-life position. Mrs. Clinton made it very clear that she is a pro-abortion fanatic.
3. “Trump can’t win anyway.” This is irrelevant. The issue is not who is going to win, but what is the correct moral choice from a pro-life perspective.
4. “Trump is unfit to be President.” If you believe that there are other issues that justify making it easier for a pro-abortion fanatic to become President, you should say so. But then be honest about which issues are more important to you than abortion.
5. “I’m not for Trump or Hillary.” But one of them is going to be the next President. If you are discouraging conservative, pro-life voters from supporting Trump, then you are effectively increasing Mrs. Clinton’s chances of victory.
6. “Trump is a social liberal who has done all sorts of terrible, liberal things.” Once again, he is the only viable alternative to Mrs. Clinton, and he is clearly better than Clinton when it comes to the issue of life. Failing to support him is, therefore, a failure to support the pro-life cause.
7. “The Trump supporters are themselves frauds and liars who knowingly supported a bad man.” Even assuming arguendo that this were true, it has no relevance to the decision facing pro-life voters today. Either Trump or Mrs. Clinton is going to be the next President. Any pro-life voter who stays on the sidelines makes things easier for Mrs. Clinton.
8. “Trump is such a bad person that it would violate my conscience to vote for him.” Obviously, everyone has to decide the dictates of his or her own conscience. But one should also be honest enough to admit that by not voting for Trump – and by attacking him and his supporters – you are making it more likely that Mrs. Clinton will win. And then your conscience should consider what her Supreme Court will look like.
In light of these facts, it is not surprising that the vast majority of pro-life voters — including Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum — are all supporting the Trump campaign. If he wins, pro-lifers will celebrate, and the unborn will have a better chance of survival. If he loses, NARAL and its allies will celebrate, and the abortion industry will thrive. Each of us has to decide how we feel about those outcomes.
It would be nice of history worked out so that every election featured at least one candidate that everyone could enthusiastically endorse. But that’s not the fallen world in which we live.
In this world, you have to sometimes choose the lesser of two evils.
In this case, social conservatives certainly have many differences with Trump — but he has taken up their cause at a time when many other “conservatives” have remained silent. Any pro-life voter should support him, and anyone who doesn’t cannot seriously call themselves “pro-life” going forward.