Harold W. Pease, Ph.D.
Special to Anza Valley Outlook
An amazing event happened Sept. 8, in a Donald Trump campaign rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The huge crowd broke into spontaneous “We love you” chants for the president. He was noticeably affected.
It happened again two days later in Freeland, Michigan, Sept. 10. Ten chants in a row broke out 30 minutes into the speech after his comments about helping stop the violence in Minneapolis and his threat to use federal agents in Seattle if violence did not stop there. He thanked the crowd after the first two chants, but they would not stop until after another eight – “We love you. We love you. We love you. We love you. We love you. We love you. We love you. We love you.”
He interrupted, “Don’t say that, I’ll start to cry (pause) and that wouldn’t be good for my image. You don’t want to see me cry. I’ll start to cry.”
This tender moment was followed by another five “We love you” chants before he was permitted to continue.
Why is this a big story, two reasons? First, because I do not recall any politician getting that chant in the history of this country. Not George Washington, Andrew Jackson or Franklin Delano Roosevelt, presidents said to be among the most popular. Second, in almost five years, I have yet to hear one favorable comment from Democrat news outlets. Because of this absence, I am certain half of America, so influenced by the constant “hate Trump” spew, will never know that they lived through the administration of perhaps America’s most popular president. No public officeholder has drawn the crowd sizes he consistently gets.
Remember he is the same presidential candidate who just four years ago was “piled on” seemingly by everyone: the establishment media, establishment Democrats, establishment Republicans, establishment bankers and corporations. Added to it was the globalist establishment special interest groups: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergers. No president has endured more opposition than he – perhaps all put together. Imagine thousands now chanting “We love you” in unison to a politician in appreciation. This response has never happened.
So why is he so popular with the American people? I’ll not dwell on the greatest economy in over a century, the highest employment rate for African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, women and youth in my lifetime. The lowest taxes for the middle class in decades. These facts are not even disputed by the left in the 2020 election.
He is loved because he took on the globalists who were turning this country into the military arm of what they call the New World Order. He started no new wars, ended nation-building in foreign lands and is pulling out of the no-win wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Our soldiers will no longer die in foreign lands for globalist causes.
Veterans love him because he treated them with dignity. He signed the Veterans Affairs Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA health services, walk-in-clinics and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
Until the coronavirus pandemic, he lifted nearly 4 million Americans off food stamps. Against the advice of his opponents, he shut down immigration from China early in the virus’ spread. He teamed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with daily reports and projected confidence by not overreacting to the virus with a nationwide shutdown of the economy. He is viewed as most likely to restore the previous booming economy.
He gave America energy independence by encouraging fracking, opening ANWR and approving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. These were blocked by his predecessor.
Border law enforcement agents love him because he is finally building a wall to stop illegal immigration that undermines the salaries of the American worker. It also slows drug traffickers that are killing Americans and greatly restricts the activities of drug gangs like MS-13 and other criminals. Trump has done more than any other president to stop widespread human trafficking.
Those who value the Constitution love him because he protects it as written, with two appointments to the Supreme Court and 214 Article III judge confirmations. He is viewed as most likely to hold to the restraints of the Constitution, especially the Second Amendment and First Amendment rights of free speech, assembly and religion. Also, he is most likely to do away with the double standard in justice including the probability of treason in high places.
Most Christians love him because, more than any predecessor for a lifetime, he values and protects religion. He is the most “Right to Life” president in American history. Stopping the annual killing of hundreds of thousands of America’s unborn babies is widely supported by Christians.
Americans love him because he is perceived as being the most likely to stop the spread of socialism in the United States, which is now fully embraced by the Democrat Party. Historically, socialism has brought only universal poverty and misery.
Americans love him because he is most likely to deal with anarchists in our cities and arsonists in our forests. Most view these people as insurrectionist attempting to remove their president and destroy the greatest most prosperous, for those willing to work, nation on earth. Safety is a human right.
But mostly he is loved because they trust him and believe that he really cares about them. He is the only second-term president in decades who can run on “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”
Dr. Harold W. Pease is a syndicated columnist and an expert on the United States Constitution. He has dedicated his career to studying the writings of the Founding Fathers and tp applying that knowledge to current events. He taught history and political science from this perspective for over 30 years at Taft College. To read more of his weekly articles, visit http://www.LibertyUnderFire.org.