I’m Not Voting for a Debater in Chief. I’m Voting for Trump Because He Fights for the Unborn
By: Lisa Robertson
Well, the first 2020 presidential debate between Joe Biden and President Trump is in the books now. And what a fun time we all had Tuesday night, right?
Truthfully, I was a little embarrassed by the whole spectacle. My mind kept going back to when my kids were little and they’d get to fighting in the back seat of our car on the way to the beach. At some point, Al would pull the car to the side of the road, and I would retrieve the wooden spoon I kept between the seats for just such occasions. I don’t have to tell you the outcome … you know.
No, I was sorely disappointed in both of the boys. I thought I was in a middle school boys’ locker room listening to two kids trash talk one another.
So, since nothing of substance came out of the “debate” Tuesday night, how will I decide to vote?
First of all, this is not something I am confused about. I don’t decide to vote for someone based on looks, personality, or likability. Voting for someone based on superficial criteria like these is no better than flipping a coin. When I vote that way, I’m not thinking about who would be better for our country.
I’m not a constitutional scholar or a political science major, but our founders didn’t leave the welfare of our nation in the hands of professionals. They wisely trusted us — voters like you and me — with holding politicians accountable. In addition, the documents they wrote to guide us were not written in high-handed language that common people could not understand. These were the people’s documents. These documents are so simple, we can all “get it.”
So when I vote, I consider a couple of things. The most important thing I think about before I vote is, does my candidate understand that our founders firmly believed in the sanctity of life? Do they understand what our founders understood — that “ALL” people have value because they were “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights”? I not only want to know that they understand it, but I also want to know how serious they are about protecting the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for everyone, not just a select few.
My candidates will do more than give lip service to this. They will show that they are committed to it in the way they govern. And nothing shows how committed they are to life for all than who they choose for the federal courts.
As I watched that cringe-worthy “debate,” it occurred to me in the midst of it that only one of those misbehaving boys has actually put his money where his mouth is when it comes to the rights of the unborn — and that would be President Trump. The people he has nominated to the federal courts have been men and women who believe the Constitution means what it says — that God has “endowed” all people with “unalienable” rights. If you are on American soil, you have these rights whether the government chooses to recognize them or not.
Unfortunately, since Roe v. Wade, we have been dishonoring the promise our Founding Fathers made to all human beings. Since 1973, over 60 million of our fellow citizens have been legally executed in their mothers’ wombs. Sixty million human beings who were promised by our founders that their right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” would not be “infringed.”
Call me a single-issue voter if you like. I don’t mind because that is just what I am. I don’t see how America can survive a holocaust like abortion — 60 million unborn babies killed before they ever drew a breath. Abortion tells our kids that life is not precious and holy. It tells them that life can be dispensed with whenever we feel like it.
Mother Teresa said it best: “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars, of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left for us but to kill each other?”
And what are we seeing unfold before our eyes at this very moment in history? Violence is destroying our cities and creeping out into the rest of the nation, that’s what. We shouldn’t be surprised at this — or even at the tone of the debate this week. This is what America has become … at least for now. We have been telling our kids for almost 50 years that life is not precious, that we can destroy people who are inconvenient or irritating or even if we simply find them unattractive or they have something that we covet.
Kill them! That’s been our message. It’s still the message of the people Joe Biden represents. It is clearly the message of Kamala Harris who supports late-term abortions right up until the time of birth.
Doesn’t concern you? Well, it should. Today it’s babies who are in the way. Tomorrow it could be 50-year-old women with breast cancer. We could argue that their treatment is a drain on the system, so it’s better for us to exterminate them. Or it could be anyone over 65 or anyone born with cerebral palsy. It could be you and people like you. We don’t really need a reason in a culture like ours. Whatever we decide and the courts agree to will be the law of the land.
So Al and I will be casting our votes for Donald Trump. We aren’t voting for him because we need a moral guide or because we like his personality. We are enthusiastically voting for him because he has promised — and he’s already demonstrated — that he is willing to fight for the right to life for the unborn.
That’s good enough for me. I just wish he had taken the opportunity Tuesday night to make his case more strongly for life to the American people.