Steve A. Stone
Letter to President Trump. 26 Oct 2020
By Steve A. Stone
October 26, 2020

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500

26 October 2020

Dear President Trump,

I hope it doesn’t turn out that this letter is late in arriving. If it is, please accept my apology.

As did millions, I watched your two debates with Joe Biden. I was a bit startled by the first one and not all that enamored of it. Then, I remembered the first debate you did with Hillary Clinton, which I admit left me very worried. Your second debate with Mrs. Clinton was like night vs. day and I was very much encouraged. After recalling those two debates in 2016, I was certain your second debate with Joe Biden would be a far different experience. I understood your first debate as a tactical maneuver. You certainly renewed my faith by your second debate performance.

Many people seem amazed at the ease with which Joe Biden and Kamala Harris utter things that are provably untrue. Those things don’t amaze me. Joe Biden has never been one to be bothered by such things. I’ve watched him for over 30 years and have seen countless occasions where he and the truth diverged. Kamala Harris is a bit of a different case. As an ideological Marxist, she has no particular affinity for truth. She was raised in a household where truth was something always subject to the needs of the radical movements her parents were involved in, and she has continued that pattern in her own life. To people like her, truth is of far lesser importance than power.

I’ve been watching your rallies. They’re very good shows, far better than most fare on TV these days by far. I’ve been happy to hear comments you’ve made regarding the COVID-19 death counts and how they’ve been purposefully skewed. That was bound to happen. The language of the legislation that gave COVID relief almost guaranteed it.

Congress is in the habit of creating and passing bills that invite cheating of all kinds. I take it as axiomatic that in contracting you always get what you incentivize. The COVID bill is very much like a contract, and it incentivized the categorizations of illness that leads to higher counts of cases and much higher counts of deaths than is remotely reasonable. It’s absolutely true that auto accident victims have been counted as COVID deaths. I know of two of those, as well as a few that involved people with terminal cancer; people who were already in hospice care when they contracted COVID. I was happy to hear you question the statistics. They’ve been skewed all along, but again, it’s the fault of the language in the legislation that incentivized the diagnosis of COVID and also how COVID was to be credited in cases of death. There’s always a money angle. In this case, it could be we were all set up from the very beginning to make this pandemic appear much worse than it truly is. At this point, it’s very difficult to know. One thing recently apparent, though, is the focus on “cases.” While that metric may be important, it’s the death rate that’s far more of interest, and I understand that number continues to decline, though most of the media does not report it. Evidently good news isn’t welcomed.

The “reveal” of the Hunter Biden laptop is obviously big news. The way it hasn’t been covered by the media is almost the bigger news. When something as significant as this incident is announced by most media as little more than propaganda and a right-wing conspiracy, something is very, very wrong. I’m like others who’ve taken a good look at this situation. The media has set itself up for a big fall. Their only real hope is a Biden-Harris victory. If that were to occur, they would have plenty of cover, because all inquiries into the computer files would effectively cease. But, I’m confident the Biden-Harris ticket won’t win, which leaves the media totally uncovered to be revealed for what they are. Today, if they report the truth of that laptop and its contents, it’s certain to have some negative effect on the Biden campaign effort. The media doesn’t want that, so they’re silent on or dismissive of the entire affair. That gambit is almost certain to backfire on them and cause all of the mainstream media political commentators to lose all credibility. We should all pray that it transpires that way, for all kinds of reasons.

There are a lot of questions that need to be asked and answered about that laptop that don’t have anything to do with the files, per se’. The people want to know why the FBI had it so long without saying anything at all about it. Why was it subpoenaed? Was it ever fully examined? If the files on the hard drive contain evidence of crimes committed why was there no effort to move forward to indictments and prosecution? There is a rumor that the laptop itself has been destroyed. If that is so…why? If the FBI had that laptop since Dec. 2019, did they brief you on it? Did you already know what was found on the hard drive?

E-mails released to the public paint a very, very disturbing picture of Hunter Biden, but he’s not really anyone’s concern. We’re all obviously concerned about what Joe Biden knew about and when he knew it, as well as his involvement in any financial schemes. The superficial appearance of it all is Joe Biden was involved up to his eyeballs in influence peddling, but because of the way the money payment part of the influence scheme was set up, it appears it would be very, very difficult to prove any single payment made by any entity had any direct influence on any creation or change in American foreign policy or material action. It could be the e-mails contained on that laptop give plenty of inference of wrong-doing, but in the end only hint at the true corruption of Joe Biden. There’s billowing smoke in all this, but so far I don’t perceive the fire. I hope I’m wrong.

I like to think I keep my ear to the ground and my finger on the pulse of America. I watch and read the news, but mostly I monitor the conversations I see on social media and on the street. My own sense of things is you are a shoo-in for re-election, and that’s mostly because people have been positively affected by your administration’s economic policies. We all understand the effects of the COVID response and I don’t know of anyone who actually places blame on your or your administration for the shutdowns, infection rates, or even the deaths. Most people I know agree that the country needs to get to work and our kids need to be in school environments. Most don’t have any desire for a “new normal.” We want our “old normal” back.

We are all happy to see the unrest in the streets slack up a bit, but we also understand that as just a lull. It appears those who are financially backing the riots, looting, burning, assaults, and even murders have ordered something of a pause. If you win the election next month, we should all expect to see an unprecedented level of fury unleashed on our streets. My only hope is the police departments all across the nation have contingency plans that incorporate ways to ensure their forces cannot be overrun. I only have hope in that regard; I have seen no evidence of such plans. Regardless, I and all my friends are willing to deal with chaos in our streets if that’s a price we have to pay to prevent a Biden-Harris progressive administration. We understand if they find a way to power they intend to make that a permanent situation for their side. They don’t intend to ever allow conservatism to succeed in America. We conservatives will become little but serfs on their progressive plantations.

There is one topic of special interest that I’ve raised to you in previous letters – education. If America is to ever be able to guarantee the continuance of rule under our Constitution, we have to see a return of our schools to an educational model that teaches our young of the true miracle of our nation’s founding. We have to purge our schools of any education based on the 1619 Project, Black Lives Matter Marxist propaganda, Common Core and the other national common standards, and all remnants of progressive ideology. We have to ensure our young understand the greatness of America and of the American Ideal. No one I know has any problem with admitting the mistakes our nation and its leaders have made over the decades, but we should never allow our young to be instilled with hatred for our nation or any of its people based on false ideologies. Our schools should concentrate on pure academics, not academics tainted by progressive ideology, and we should also ensure they return to the notion of teaching good citizenship and love of country. I understand I grew up learning an American mythology, but that mythology instilled a permanent love for my country. Today’s youth are taught to be ashamed of being Americans and to revile the Constitution. They’re taught our governmental and economic systems are inherently racist and need to be replaced by something fundamentally more fair. They’re taught the various progressive notions of justice, which is their cover term for “fairness.” The youth of today believe fairness is more important than true justice. In truth, they are taught that laws don’t matter if they are unfair, and to question how our legal system can be fair when all aspects of America’s history and social structure are founded in racism. These are ideas that have to be eliminated. They are based on falsehoods designed to permanently weaken our nation from within.

Like most of my friends, I’m not looking forward to the next few days or weeks. They are days and weeks of uncertainty and turmoil. The one bright spot will be your re-election, which many of us are working very hard to make a reality. Otherwise, we don’t see a whole lot in the near-term to give us cheer. We do understand that a second Trump administration can be even more productive and exciting than the first, but we also understand there won’t be a day of that second administration that can be characterized as peaceful. The progressive ethos, characterized by their chant of “Socialism, socialism, socialism…by any means necessary,” will guarantee that until they’re forced to yield we will not see days of true peace again. The history of America is on the line today. Indeed, the history of the world is. Perhaps, it’s not too much of an exaggeration to state that the concept of true individual freedom is on the line. We have much to gain, but everything to lose.

We all understand what this election is about. Win for us, Mr. President. Win for us all.

In Liberty,

Steve A. Stone

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Steve A. Stone

Steve A. Stone is and always will be a Texan, though he's lived outside that great state for all but 3 years since 1970, remembering it as it was, not as it is. He currently resides in Lower Alabama with a large herd of furry dependents, who all appear to be registered Democrats. Steve retired from the U.S. Coast Guard reserves in 2011, after serving over 22 years in uniform over the span of four decades. His service included duty on two U.S. Navy attack submarines, and one Navy and two U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Units. He is now retired after working as a senior civil servant for the U.S. Navy for over 31 years. Steve is a member of the Alabama Minority GOP and Common Sense Campaign. He is also a life member of SUBVETS, Inc., the Submarine League, and the NRA. In 2018, Steve has written and published 10 books.


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