Midterm elections are tomorrow. Maybe you early voted like my wife, and I did. If so, it’s too late to change your vote…unless of course you live in one of those states where you can just let a dead person vote for you again. But for most of us, we know we only get one ride and once we use our ticket, we’re done. There are a lot of factors that might influence your vote and I realize that your focus might be different than mine, but here’s how I decide to vote, and it isn’t straight party voting even though I am indeed a Republican.
Above all, I will not support or vote for a candidate who believes that it’s okay to kill an unborn baby for any reason, at any time. I personally am deeply committed to the science of life that holds that a human life begins at conception and is loved by and purposed by God and we should protect life until natural death. I know there are some people who hold to certain exceptions, but I simply don’t think any person is worthless, expendable, disposable, or of less value than another. Even a pregnancy that may have started by an evil act can be used by God for an eternal purpose. As Joseph told his brothers, “What you intended for harm God has used for good.”
It's nice to support candidates who agree with my views on border security, taxes, support for the police, and energy policy, but the deal breaker for me is that I will not support a person who thinks it’s okay to kill babies. My political action committee Huck PAC will give over $4 million dollars to candidates across America this election cycle and every one of them has to declare being pro-life. I simply don’t know how I can pray for God to bless America if I’m helping elect people who would be part of infanticide. It’s especially troubling that while black people make up 13% of the population, over 39% of all abortions are performed on black babies. More black babies are aborted in New York City than are even born. Targeting black children for death is the most blatant form of racism and I don’t know why any black voter would vote for a politician who would support targeting of black babies for slaughter.
If you’re a Christian and are troubled by voting for someone who personal life is less than stellar or is even scandalous, I understand your struggle. But some doctors have horrible bedside manner but are great surgeons. If the operation is to save the life of my family member, I want the BEST surgeon, not necessarily the NICEST one. The mail carrier who brings my mail IS a nice person, but even if she wasn’t, I’d prefer one who got my mail to me accurately each day but who was rude and unfriendly than one who was sweet and kind but misdelivered 40% of my mail or just plain lost it. If the mechanic who works on my car or the plumber who fixes my faucet is the nicest guy in town, but my car won’t get out of the driveway and I have water knee deep in my house, I’ll take a grouchy mechanic or plumber. I’m picking principles over personality. Sure, I’d love to have the people working for me to all love God, pray a lot, memorize scripture, and sing in the church choir, but I hire people to get a specific job done and if they can’t or won’t do it, I’ll fire them and get someone who can or will. And even if you think you are voting for a nice person, they may not be that nice after all. If a candidate you support doesn’t serve according to your principles of what’s right or wrong, then you are supporting policies that will adversely impact your family and perhaps your religious liberty. I’d love for all the candidates I vote for to be Godly and spiritual, but as my boyhood pastor used to say, “God can hit a straight lick with a crooked stick.” I don’t vote for those who will just lower my taxes—I want to vote for those who will fight for the issues I care about, even if they don’t do it for the right reason. I’m really not as partisan as I seem, but I will admit that I’ve asked my family that when I die, please don’t let me vote Democrat!
P.S. If you want to see who I endorsed for election in your state, go to my Huck PAC website. Tens of thousands of voters have looked up our endorsements since Labor Day: