Trump doesn’t represent me and the principles I thought the GOP stands for. I can’t bring myself to vote for him, yet most of my Republicans friends keep telling me that they don’t like him either but I should jump on the Trump train because it’s important to have party unity. Our ultimate goal is to defeat Hillary and that goal should trump any principles. If I don’t vote for Trump, they told me, I would end up voting for Hillary implicitly.
What should I do? The movie “Captain America: Civil War” prompted me to seek answers from Captain America, after all, he and his friends struggled with some fundamental disagreement too. What Captain America said really got my blood boiling: “Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides what is wrong is right. The nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or consequences. When the mobs and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree besides the river of truth, and tell the whole world, ‘No, you move!'”