Why ‘Never Trumpers’ Should Reconsider

New York, NY USA - May 3, 2016: Donald Trump delivers victory speech after winning Indiana primary of Republican party for presidential nominee at Trump Tower.

By Matt Barber Published on October 26, 2016

While Democrats perpetually circle the wagons, Republicans engage a perpetual circular firing squad. The same holds true for many evangelicals. Democrats and secularists count on it.

And we never disappoint.

Full disclosure: I went from a dogged “Never Trumper” to a “Maybe Trumper,” and, finally, settled as a “Reluctant Trumper.” I, like any God-fearing father of daughters was, and remain, appalled by Donald Trump’s sordid past, and his 11-year-old vulgar video in which he objectified women. His words are indefensible and I fully expect the Clinton camp to strategically release additional revolting and embarrassing opposition research about the Republican nominee before election day.

Still, I will be voting against Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 in what is objectively and irrefutably the most effective way possible: by casting a vote, for better or worse, for the policies and promises of Donald Trump — and for the vice presidency of Gov. Mike Pence.

Regrettably, with many of my Never Trump friends I’m reminded of the fanatic who refuses his daughter chemotherapy and watches her die in an effort to convince himself (and others) of the strength of his own faith. Pride is an awful thing. We are to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16). Foolishness called “faith” is just foolishness.

Partial-birth abortion is homicide, plain and simple. Hillary Clinton supports it. Donald Trump opposes it.

Even so, there are Christian Pharisees on both extremes of this Trump fiasco: those Trumpian cultists who buy the “Make America great again!” pablum and deride any person who, while not casting judgment upon others, makes, with all sincerity, what they view as the principled decision. The latter say they’ll sit this one out (or go through the motions by voting third party — a wasted vote by any objective standard). While I appreciate this milder strain of Never Trumper’s sincerity, I nonetheless believe it is sincerely wrong.

And then there are the self-righteous, plank-in-the-eye Never Trump prigs who slander as having “lost their saltiness,” “sinned against God,” and “compromised their principles,” brothers and sisters who recognize the empirical reality that a vote for a horribly flawed (Lord knows I’m the worst sinner of all) baby Christian as president is a vote against Hillary Clinton’s tyranny in perpetuity.

Hillary and the Horror of Partial-Birth Abortion

The Media Research Center has done America a tremendous service. In 2014 the watchdog organization released a video of an actual partial birth abortion — something Hillary Clinton stood on stage during the final presidential debate, stared into the camera with cold, callous eyes, and then both lied about and defended unequivocally. I plead with Never Trumpers to watch the video and then prayerfully reassess their plans for Nov. 8.

Mrs. Clinton’s beloved late-term abortion practice is one so brutal and needless that even the left-leaning American Medical Association has admitted that it is dangerous to the mother and never necessary under any circumstances, not the least of which is for “the life or health of the mother.”

During a partial-birth abortion, the abortionist pulls a fully “viable” child — often kicking and thrashing — feet first from her mother’s womb, leaving only the top of her head in the birth canal. This is so the abortionist can technically claim to be performing an abortion, rather than committing murder.

He then stabs the child through the base of her skull with scissors, piercing her brain until her kicking and moving about suddenly and violently jerks to a halt. Next, he opens the scissors to enlarge the wound as blood and brainstem fluid gush down his hands, inserts a vacuum tube and sucks out her brains, thereby collapsing her skull.

Her now limp and lifeless body is then cast away like so much garbage.

This is homicide, plain and simple. Hillary Clinton supports it. Donald Trump opposes it.

We deserve God’s wrath and judgment as a nation for allowing this abortion holocaust to occur on our watch. In my estimation, Mrs. Clinton is a bloodthirsty monster who enthusiastically supports this barbarity. Her Supreme Court appointees will ensure that tens of millions of precious babies like the one in the video are murdered in the same brutal manner.

My conscience tells me that I must vote in such a way that exercising my civic duty will have the strongest net effect against Mrs. Clinton and ensure that she is stopped. She must not be elected president. To not vote — or to vote for a non-starter third party candidate, which is effectively the same thing — while not an actual vote for Mrs. Clinton, still puts this Mengele in a pantsuit one step closer to the White House and the Supreme Court.

It’s simple math and it’s undeniable. The most effective thing you can personally do as a citizen is to vote against Mrs. Clinton by voting for Mr. Trump. This does the most electoral damage possible to Candidate Clinton and offers the best chance for life that you can provide future generations.

With its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the U.S. Supreme Court put the government’s official stamp of approval on mass murder. Since then, the battle lines have been drawn. This is war. “Pro-choicers” are the bad guys and pro-lifers, the good guys. It really is that simple — that black and white. It’s good versus evil.

History will reflect as much.

Under a President Hillary Clinton, millions more babies will be tortured and dismembered alive. Under a President Donald Trump, these millions might live.

The Devil and Democrats: Oh, how they love derision and division within the body of Christ.


Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is author of “Hating Jesus: The American Left’s War on Christianity,” a columnist, a cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).

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  • Karen Hanbury

    Thank you so much for this incredible article. I agree with you 100%. I really had no idea what a partial abortion was until I read this and wept uncontrollably. I cannot get this horrible image out of my mind. I am horrified! Trump is definitely not the best for President, but I would never vote for Secretary Clinton based on her stance on abortions. I don’t vote for parties, I try to choose who has the same beliefs, or at least some of them, that I do. I am voting Trump, reluctantly.

    • spadestick

      Make sure you double triple check and confirm your vote. Hillary has been flipping and rigging the whole thing at the early voting stations.

      • uninvitedguest

        THat has already been shown to be untrue. Typical trump-bots cant read the directions of their voting machines. Good grief.

        • spadestick

          please stay uninvited. Why are your trolling this place?

  • Hmmm…

    The Republican platform is the most conservative in decades this year. The Democratic platform this year is the most liberal it has been in decades. They are light and dark respectively on all matters that pertain to life and godliness.

    • spadestick

      LIGHT and DARK has become clear. There is no GREY.

  • Jim Walker

    Thanks Matt Barber for the description of Partial Birth Abortion.
    Its inhuman that most Americans cry foul when a dog was abused yet many of these dog lovers maybe murderers of their own babies.

  • Vince Sutton

    Thanks Matt for sharing the ugly truth about partial birth abortion. It IS barbarous, it IS murder, it IS homicide and we must not allow another Clinton presidency attempt to bring this barbaric practice back into legality. I hope and pray the “Never Trumper” gang reconsider their position based on this issue alone and do the right thing in the ballot box.

  • Nels

    It’s good that even some of the crazed NeverTrumpers are beginning to see that there are substantial differences between Trump and Satan d.b.a. Hillary – and the differences favor Trump, 100%.

    I think the whole article boils down to this: You will vote for Trump, or you will get Hillary.

  • M Didaskalos

    Trump has a great likelihood of doing more lasting damage to the pro-life cause than Hillary does. As a Live Action article has noted, Trump’s pro-life record (unlike his recent rhetoric once he decided to seek the Republican nomination) is non-existent. Moreover, as Matthew Loftus’s Federalist article “Donald Trump Would Set Back the Pro-Life Cause More Than Hillary Would” notes, Trump’s entire life has been spent “creating the culture that encourages abortions.” A brief excerpt from the article follows. The entire article’s well worth reading.

    . . . “Clinton may want to increase the supply for abortion, but Trump will increase demand. Donald Trump is the apotheosis of the sexual revolution’s worst male impulses. He has spent his entire life creating the culture that encourages abortions. He has profited off of the exploitation of women and spoken openly of his own proclivity for sexual assault—both of which undermine any argument pro-life conservatives might ever make for a culture of life. By forcing prominent conservatives to downplay or dismiss these, Trump actively tarnishes their credibility and turns the moral high ground they might otherwise stand on into quicksand.

    “If Hillary Clinton is taking shots at the culture of life from the outside, Donald Trump is a rot poisoning us from the inside. Any time he has spoken about abortion (which is not often, indicating how unimportant the cause is to him), he has only managed to embarrass the pro-life cause by associating himself with it. Some have suggested that Trump will be held in check or redirected by the “good people” he has surrounded himself with. But he has only managed to corrupt and debase those associated with him. . . . Trump’s promises to the pro-life movement are as worthless as a Trump University degree or one of his previous marriage contracts. There is simply no pro-life case for Trump.

    “But even in the best-case scenario, where Trump does win and does appoint a Supreme Court justice or two that’s favorable to the pro-life cause, his foolish antics will undoubtedly punish down-ballot Republicans in the next few election cycles (assuming that they aren’t battered hard enough this November). With Trump as the de facto standard bearer for the pro-life movement, any anti-abortion measures will have to overcome the gravitational force of his sleaziness to get anywhere. Despite claims that Trump would be a life preserver for the pro-life movement, he is a millstone around our neck. The only way to survive is to let go and keep swimming.”

    • Hmmm…

      Mr. Loftus seems very cynical, without recognizing positive elements which are there. He does not acknowledge changes. One would not care to mention them under the withering blight of his cynicism. Without naivety, I would offer that Trump would not alter pro-life negatively by action or example as is suggested here. There is a certain harm done by this man in this article by his all-negative, change denying perspective that I personally would not want to feed on.

  • Informed in Missouri

    Thank you Matt, for your very well written thoughts on this subject. We have never had a perfect president. Many of them have been involved in sexual incidences. It’s a shame that the left has had an opportunity to keep this rhetoric going. It would be wonderful if Christians could recognize that very recently Mr.Trump has become a born again Christian. He is a new Christian. On the subject of abortion, thank you for reminding everyone of the practices involved in this. It should be number one on our minds, the fact that we are disobeying our God by allowing this atrocity to continue. Now, what choice is there? Should we not vote because we don’t like or trust Mr. Trump, or should we allow him to change as we all have when we accepted the Lord as Savior? We don’t have any choice. Let’s begin to pray for him believing that God will raise him up. We have a God of miracles, and I think that God wants to do one.

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