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Opinion: Duke Lowrie – Trump is a high-profile Republican candidate for President

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Trump is a high-profile Republican candidate for President

Donald Trump is the most high-profile Republican candidate for President in decades. That is a fact that cannot be disputed. It does, however, come with its own set of challenges that members of the party are faced with on an almost daily basis. Mr. Trump is not a polished, politically correct candidate – a fact that undoubtedly played a large role in his earning the Republican nomination. As a result, this has created some divisions within the party, the least of which not being the “vote your conscience” moment at the Republican National Convention.

As a delegate to the RNC, I can’t say that I am necessarily pleased with the “Never Trump” crowd. In fact, I think it is a reckless approach to take to the future of our nation. While Mr. Cruz’ speech wasn’t well-received at the convention, his most replayed line of “vote your conscience” should lead anyone who is paying attention to cast their ballot for Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States.

Nationally, Democrats have taken positions on abortion, our southern border, and energy that are frankly un-American. At the RNC, however, I am proud to report that we adopted the most conservative platform in our history. We made principled stands on social issues like abortion, calling out the Democratic Party for “almost limitless support” of abortion and calling for the codification of the Hyde amendment which bars the federal government from spending our tax dollars on abortions. We also passed measures calling for a wall at the southern border and for shifting environmental regulation responsibilities to the states, ending the reign of terror of the EPA.

If that isn’t enough to make you “vote your conscience” for Donald Trump, maybe the most important part of this election is the Supreme Court. While this is part of every election, the next President will have the ability to mold the court for the next generation, appointing as few as one and as many as four justices to the Supreme Court. Make no mistake, a Hillary Clinton presidency would guarantee that conservatives will not win a single Supreme Court case for the next generation. It will not happen.

Conversely, Donald Trump has released the names of eleven justices that he would consider appointing to the high court, essentially a who’s who of exceptional conservative justices from across the country. This is the most important issue at stake in this election.
Sure, Donald Trump has a tendency to rub many conservatives the wrong way. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the trap of the left and liberal media, put personality aside. We must come together and support Donald Trump’s bid for the White House. With only three months left in this election, it’s the only chance we have at saving the republic. Vote Your Conscience.

Duke Lowrie is a Bossier City resident and businessman. He is a former political candidate and remains very active in Louisiana politics. He can be reached at duke@dukelowrie.com.