President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., on Aug. 2, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)‘Why Tens of Millions Support President Trump’ by Mark F. Stone The Society October 22, 2020 Beauty, Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Poetry 31 Comments On voting day, we hope the nation’s __red—a bright vermilion. Let’s count the reasons to choose Trump. __There are a half a zillion! Trump speaks his mind, with filters down. __He’s not a politician. A businessman, he gets things done. __His plans come to fruition. His policies on taxes, trade, __and regulations nourish the growth of our economy, __so jobs and income flourish. He does not want a nanny state, __with squalor and dependence. He knows a steady job means having __freedom and resplendence. When marches morph to asymmetric __warfare, that is when Trump offers to call out the Guard __to give us peace again. He does not sympathize with those __who riot or who loot, or with the local DAs who __refuse to prosecute. Trump executes with staunch resolve __our laws on immigration. A country that is borderless __will cease to be a nation. His judges will apply the law, __as it in fact is written. They’re not judicial activists __with whom the left is smitten. For parents facing failing schools, __Trump listens to their voices. He advocates for vouchers so __that parents will have choices. He signed a law so ex-cons can __refashion from the embers their place in our society __and be productive members. His policy on energy __yields power day and night. He is therefore, if truth be told, __the Candidate of Light. His leadership has kindled a __free market innovation: a new vaccine in several months— __a warp speed operation! Trump battles for gun owner’s rights, __which makes progressives bitter. He favors unrestricted speech, __especially on Twitter! His buildup of our fighting force __is something to applaud, since weakness can result in __ultimatums from abroad. He’s loathe to launch a foreign war, __since it might never cease. He’s skillful at diplomacy __and mediating peace. For politicians, there’s disdain. __For leaders, there’s a thirst. Trump cares for all Americans __and dares to put us first. He rankles special interests that __are anchored and entrenched. That’s why they cry “Resist! Resist!” __with fists and molars clenched. Assertions that the news is fair __crack up the Mona Lisa. Trump shows the news is slanted like __the Leaning Tower of Pisa. He’s tough as nails, not frayed and frail. __He’s managed to survive the kamikaze media, __the hatred of the hive. Trump says let’s dump the Marxist theory __foisted on our youth, and base our votes on values and __experience and truth. He’s loyal to his faithful fans, __the basket of deplorables. He welcomes all who join his team, __and sees them as adorables. Repudiate the Trojan Horse __and leftists lodged within. Let’s organize, get out the vote, __and earn ourselves a win! Copyright © 2020 by Mark F. Stone. All rights reserved. Mark F. Stone grew up near Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Brandeis University and Stanford Law School, he worked as an attorney for the United States Air Force for 33 years. He served 11 years as an active duty Air Force JAG attorney. He then served 22 years as an Air Force civilian attorney (while serving part time in the Air Force Reserves as a JAG attorney). He began writing poems in 2005, as a way to woo his bride-to-be into wedlock. He recently retired, giving him time to focus on poetry. He lives in central Ohio. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 31 Responses Sally Cook October 22, 2020 Couldn’t be better ! Is their a newspaper such as the Epoch Times who will print it? Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 Sally, Thank you. Mike Bryant was kind enough to put a link to the poem in the October 23 edition of whatfinger.com, a news aggregator website. But the Epoch Times is also a good idea. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant October 22, 2020 A tremendous Trumpian poem that will go down bigly! I love it and only wish I’d written it! Bravo, Mr. Stone! Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 Susan, I love the word “bigly.” Thank you for the kind words. And feel free to call me “Mark.” Mark Reply Norma Okun October 22, 2020 I am glad that you put our President Trump On rhyme. He does deserve the praise I had no choice but voted for him I could not see myself having another choice. Thanks for the vigor and honesty in your lines, they do show rump and joy. Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 Norma, Yes, vigor and honesty were what I was striving for. Thank you for comment. Mark Reply Mike Bryant October 22, 2020 Mark, I just watched the debate and Trump has more than lived up to your beautiful words. Thanks for this amazing poem. Reply Evan Mantyk October 23, 2020 Trump clearly came out on top… but where was the foreign policy discussion? They keep going over the same topics. I imagine that this is because Trump has done so well on foreign policy that the left-leaning debate commission has steered away from it. It’s an unfortunate precedent. Foreign policy is really what a president is for! Reply Cynthia Erlandson October 23, 2020 So true. Media bias is appalling. Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 Mike, I am pleased that you like the poem. Thank you. Mark Reply Jeff Kemper October 23, 2020 Imagine how bad the poll numbers would be without the censorial media! And the candidate of character? C’mon! Reply Sarban Bhattacharya October 23, 2020 Incisive and logical! Trump 2020! We want to see the biased polls thwarted on the day of election, as it was the case four years ago. Fingers crossed for a ubiquitous red wave across America. Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 Sarban, Thank you. I concur wholeheartedly. Mark Reply Cathy Dreyer October 23, 2020 ‘He’s a businessman – he’s going to get things sorted’ I could throw my tea in your face, or take my clothes off and dance naked in the rain, while you choke on having known all along that there was something wrong about me. I could remind you that he wants to “date” his daughter, describes her as “very voluptuous”, his voice thickening there. I don’t think I dare call on your sense of justice, or solidarity, in case you don’t have either, and I am left with the rustle of your skirts as you pull them to one side. Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 Cathy, I think we’ll have to agree to disagree on the Presidential election. But I thank you for commenting. Mark Reply C.B. Anderson October 23, 2020 You adduce many telling reasons to support Trump, but the real clincher has to be: Consider the alternative. Nice rhymes, Mark! Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 C.B., Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Mark Reply Cynthia Erlandson October 23, 2020 All true — Trump should take this out on the campaign trail with him! Clever phrases (like “asymmetric truth”; “the Trojan Horse and leftists lodged within”) and rhymes (like Mona Lisa/ Pisa; bitter/ Twitter.) Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 Cynthia, Thank you for your generous comment. Mark Reply james sale October 23, 2020 Love it, Mark – another total gem of a poem from you, and really funny. Love the rhymes and rhythm. I can’t compete with your structure, but let’s not forget one other reason to vote Trump, though of course as a Brit I can’t: We know great Trump supports the Brits; But Biden treats us just like sh*ts. Reply C.B. Anderson October 23, 2020 For many reasons and on many levels, I always hope to see a strong Anglo-American accord. If the ancestral should look after the descendant, then should not the descendant look after the ancestor? About Scotland, then: Though I’m not strongly in favor of separatism, a natural form of it already exists. If Scotch whisky were something that could be made in England, then Scotland would not be nearly the the vital part of the United Kingdom that it is. Always remember, the British flag is as much the St. Andrew’s Cross as it is St. George’s Cross. Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 James, I’m glad you appreciate the humor. That was one of my objectives. Thank you for commenting. Mark Reply Martin Rizley October 24, 2020 Very well done, with a good marching rhythm, clever rhymes, and a pinch of humor to keep spirits high and put a little cheer into this rancorous election season. All it needs is a little John Philip Sousa music playing in the background, and off we go, marching to the polls! And for all you liberals out there who fear we´re in 1930´s Germany again, I can assure you that most Trump supporters are not about to click their heels together and give a “Sieg Heil” salute to Der Fuhrer Trump! They understand that you do not worship an ex-reality show star and successful businessmen turned president. You re-elect him because his policies are incomparably better than those of his rival– but worship him? A mere man, a flawed human being, as we all are? Never! Reply C.B. Anderson October 24, 2020 You’ve got it exactly right, Martin. If only all human beings were as thoughtful as you and had the sense not to forfeit their moral identity. Don’t speak to those poor people on the Left; they can’t hear you. Reply Mark F. Stone October 25, 2020 Martin, Yes, John Philip Sousa music is a great idea. I’m pleased that you like the poem. Mark Reply Elizabeth November 14, 2020 I don’t understand how any true Christian support Trump. He is a man with no morals, he only cares about himself. He lost the election because Americans have had enough of his rhetoric. He lost the election by over 5 million votes. Reply James Cleverly November 20, 2020 Well said Elizabeth. Most people on this site are blind to the obvious failings in this man/child in the White House. Reply The Society November 21, 2020 James, your last comment was deleted. Take into consideration that this space is to be treated as the poet’s home. Would, what might reasonably be considered by the other side to be your wild imaginings, seem couth enough to let stand? Stick to the facts and have some humility. Put yourself in other people’s shoes. If you would like to submit your own poem, you are welcome to do so. -Evan Mantyk Mike Bryant November 20, 2020 https://www.promiseskept.com/ Reply Evan Mantyk November 20, 2020 Dear Elizabeth (suspiciously no last name? it is the standard to include one in these comments.), There are clearly different operative definitions of “true Christian” at play here. I think many would cite President Trump’s support for the Pro-Life movement as a trademark sign of a “true Christian.” Of course, people are free to disagree. You seem on thin ground here. Additionally, President Trump has stood up to the Chinese Communist Party, which persecutes Christians, Buddhists, and people of many other faiths (not to mention human rights lawyers, democracy advocates, bloggers etc). The current Pope Francis has been complicit, even recognizing bishops appointed by the Communist Party. Again, who is the true Christian here? The other side in the election is also clearly on the trajectory of being complicit. Pretender-elect Biden has been bought by Wall Street very likely to repair ties with the Chinese Communist Party: https://www.theepochtimes.com/beijing-and-wall-street-could-deepen-ties-under-biden-presidency_3573144.html Meanwhile the evidence of voter fraud is mounting. Given the scale, President Trump likely did win the election in a landslide, as he claims. The numbers you state are erroneous. Have a look at the plain facts on the ground and you will see that the American public has indeed been deceived on a frightening scale. And if you do reply, please do share with us your name. Your disingenuous persona only adds to the disingenuousness that has characterized the depiction of this election in public discourse. Such underhandedness seems to imply a general strategy: if you can’t win with the truth and common sense, then bulldoze the opposition with the “righteousness” of your cause, suspending basic decency in the process. And of course “righteousness” here I use very loosely, as it is only in the sense of modern values that see some form of twisted justice in the government tearing down others purely for their views and beliefs (basically fascism under the guise of progressivism and liberalism). Reply James Cleverly November 21, 2020 Free speech was the first casualty in Hitlers Germany. The warnings are there for everyone today. Reply Leave a Reply to Evan Mantyk Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.