A recent Op/Ed in my local newspaper suggested that a vote for Donald Trump is a wasted vote, considering the fact that he is not a true conservative. The writer pointed out that Trump has been all over the board on many issues that are dear to the hearts of conservatives. He then we went on to recommend Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson as a conservative alternative to Trump. But that argument doesn’t hold water with me. I am a social conservative. Issues like abortion, gay marriage, and religious freedom are more important to me than foreign policy, terrorism, and economic issues. The writer’s point about Trump not being a true conservative was well taken. That's why I didn't vote for him in the primary. However, let's suppose there's only about a 5% chance that Trump will govern as a social conservative and do anything at all to undercut abortion and/or gay marriage. That's still better than the zero percent chance that Johnson and his running mate William Weld, both avowed social liberals, will take any social conservative stands. I'll take my chances with Trump.