Michael Brown on a Friendly Word to the Never Trumpers

President Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump’s State of the Union message, coupled with the Democratic response, reminds me of why I voted for Trump in 2016. And why I plan to vote for him again in 2020. The contrasts are just too extreme. I am conscience-bound to vote against the radical left and to vote for the causes that Trump will uphold. Everything else pales in comparison.

I am voting against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tearing up the president’s speech for the whole world to see.

As the White House tweeted out:

Speaker Pelosi just ripped up:

One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.

The survival of a child born at 21 weeks.

The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller.

A service member’s reunion with his family.

That’s her legacy.

I am voting against the socialist policies of Reps. like Rashida Tlaib, who tweeted: “I walked out of that speech. The lies, the bigotry, and the shameless bragging about taking away food stamps that people depend on to live — it was all beneath the dignity of the office he occupies. Shame on this forever impeached president.”

My apologies, Rep. Tlaib, but helping people find meaningful employment so that they do not need food stamps is hardly “taking away food stamps that people depend on to live.” And empowering the poor is not bigotry.

Of course, sites like Mother Jones agreed with Rep. Tlaib, tweeting, “While Trump brags on national television about the decline in food stamp enrollment and lifting people out of poverty, his actual policies “will cut off basic food assistance for nearly 700,000 of the nation’s poorest and most destitute people.”

But no one can deny that Americans, across the board, are doing better financially under the current administration. Even CNN acknowledged the truthfulness of Trump’s words when he said, “The unemployment rate for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans has reached the lowest levels in history.”

As noted on the CNN website, “Trump is correct. The unemployment rate for each of these three groups is at a record low, at least since the government has been issuing data on them. (The data for African Americans and Hispanics goes back to the early 1970s, while data for Asians only goes back to 2000.)”

CNN also added, “Trump inherited a positive trend that has continued during his tenure. The unemployment rate for all three groups had fallen substantially under President Barack Obama from the recession-era levels of 2009.”

Yet CNN could not deny the economic progress under Trump, one that truly benefits the people of America, including minorities. Including women. Including veterans. Including the disabled. Including young people.

And so, when I vote for Trump, I am voting against the socialism of potential Democratic nominee like Sen. Bernie Sanders. The effects of his proposed policies, along with those of other leading candidates, would be disastrous.

I feel conscience bound to cast my vote, a vote that will be meaningful.

I am also voting against every Democrat (including Speaker Pelosi) who chose to sit rather than stand when the president called on Congress to ban late-term abortions.

My conscience doesn’t allow me to skip the election because Trump does not live up to all my ideals. Nor does it allow me to cast a protest vote for another candidate who cannot possibly win.

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Source: Christian Post