Monthly Archives: April 2015

Some Thoughts on Mental Illness

I recently sent my final draft of the manuscript of my memoir to my publisher. The book is broad – everything from my childhood to adult history of overcoming bipolar disorder. One of my objectives is that this book helps to remove the stigma of mental illness from both the patient and everyone else.  When you come down with cancer, others now exhibit sympathy and empathy.  Why should mental illness be any different?

And mental illness has its cures, from medication to talk therapy to the support of family, friends and employers/fellow employees—IF the patient is willing to participate and try.

Human justice requires us to treat mental illness no differently than physical illness.  Many cultures already are ahead of America in that vital area.

Now let’s not forget that suicide – many times with very talented, brilliant, kind people – occurs due to what I call “internalized stigma.”  This stigma comes from others and the patient’s own identity with the diagnosis and its effects.

I’ve thought from time to time that persons with mental illness perceive the ills and feel inadequate to act.  Think of Winston Churchill who did act and Abraham Lincoln who did act. Let’s help others attain their own greatness!

Rallying the Republicans for Election 2016

We Republicans must unite solidly and quickly behind Scott Walker for President.  Why?  Most of all he is a winner built on courage, leadership, innovation, wisdom, capability, and vision – much more such as his genuine values.

If we Republicans unite behind Scott Walker early, it avoids the disaster we had in 2012.  There is absolutely no way that President Obama should have been re-elected.  A lack of unity, especially early, can help to avoid the confusion with voters.

Winning with Scott Walker, the Presidency, both Houses of Congress with solid majorities and conservative Republican values at all levels nationwide can turn around the train wreck of President Obama and his Democratic supporters.

A big win in this nature must avoid the status quo.  President Regan would find a way to win in 2016.  I believe Scott Walker will, too.  He’s won three elections in a blue state as a conservative.  Wisconsin also was carried by President Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Plain and simple, America and the world are in trouble.  There is an urgency for courage and leadership.  Government debt and entitlements are pressing down and hurting our job and business opportunities.  Japan, Europe, Russia, Argentina and even China also are supporting this debt and sometimes entitlement disease.

There is no easy solution but a proven innovator like Scott Walker can – I deeply believe – do wonders not only for America, but the world.

 

Unite Republicans!

Unite Republicans!

Unite Republicans!

Behind Scott Walker who can win and show the nation the toughness and ability not only to win, but to lead with genuine results for all.

Americans

Unite!

Unite!

Unite!

for Scott Walker in a resounding journey to a win on November 4, 2016.

The press – the liberal press – will want a “horse race” with Republicans hurting each other.  That is certainly not my vision of a victorious path to the Presidency in 2016.

Remember what “How the Republicans can WIN in a Changing America.”  They wrote not to speak ill of another Republican.

Until November 4, 2016, everything that Republicans do at all levels must be extremely responsible and effective.

Change for the Good in 2016!

It is imperative that Scott Walker becomes our next President.  He’s proven in a quick, bold, effective way how handling the public unions was causing higher taxes, inflexible management of schools and state government in general, fiscal deficits – this hurt students, teachers, administration of the schools and state government.

Unions can be cooperative and useful in fairness to all.  But Scott Walker had dealt with the unions as County Supervisor of Milwaukee County, and his experience was one of a union that didn’t care about students’ welfare, teachers’ welfare, and business-like school management.  What they were absolutely unfair in negotiation was union dues.

When Scott Walker was elected Governor he challenged the public union by abolishing their entitlement to collective bargaining (except for police and firefighters).  Why was that so important?  It allowed the elected public servants of the government to govern in a business-like, fair manner.  The fiscal deficit was erased and property taxes were lowered after a history of increases.

In fact, in California, New York and Connecticut taxes were raised and state jobs were cut to continue the “status quo” of their states.

Scott Walker calls meeting difficult challenges, “fun.”

I deeply believe in him as President in 2016 and none too soon.

We must take back our government from those incompetent, unwise, and unworthy Democrats – not just President Obama, but Secretary Clinton and all those Democrats in Congress that lack an understanding of our nation and economy.

Our people stepped forward in the elections of 2014 – Scott Walker was re-elected Governor of Wisconsin by 6 percent and a host of Republicans elsewhere.

But this is only one step – a big step in returning our nation to prosperity as well as a time of fairness – in our press, universities and schools.

Values are crucial if we are to be the people of our World War II generations.