Category Archives: Politics

John E. Wade II is very interested in, and has studied, political issues relating to the United States as well as the world. He is motivated to help provide his honest and open opinion on many matters relating to politics and isn’t afraid to speak his mind!

Innovation in Government

I frequently think about how important it is to America and the world that WI Governor Scott Walker be elected president in November, 2016, and assumes control in a fair, kind, and competent manner immediately upon assuming office. I believe in innovation in government–and in all other facets of life.

I believe too much emphasis is placed on issues – which change in the future.  Results in one’s career, honesty, capability, and wisdom are the critical character qualities that will make Scott Walker such an outstanding president. Scott Walker has proven courage, leadership, and innovation.  It makes him stand out and offer us a unique opportunity in 2016 in America.

Having won three gubernatorial elections in four years in a blue state that President Obama carried in 2008 and 2012 means Scott Walker connects with people—all sorts of people, but, most importantly, people who recognize results.

We are in The Innovation Age and we must innovate in government – like Governor Scott Walker has done in Wisconsin and could do so much more at the federal level.

The march is on until November 4, 2016 and January 20, 2017.  In my opinion our nation is in jeopardy until then, with President Obama and his supporting Democrats.  We are now in jeopardy with President Obama and the other Democrats, especially the ones who don’t understand or care about the debt, entitlements, and the student debt crisis in America. At the same time, similarly heavy burdens exist in Japan, Russia, Argentina, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and elsewhere are pressing down on the middle class – and direly affecting the whole world.

President Reagan got results – economically and in terms of freedom and democracy so much around the world.  I deeply believe that Scott Walker – as our president – could and would innovate in a way that will be superb – bring about results that can and will move us toward Heaven on Earth: peace and security, freedom, democracies, prosperity, gender harmony, racial harmony, spiritual harmony, ecological harmony and health, as well as moral purpose and meaning.

But Scott Walker can’t do it himself.  We must all help, one by one, million by million, billion by billion. In America we must rise in a peaceful, yet strong manner, to oppose President Obama during the rest of his term.  He is not on our side.  He is doing everything he can to weaken America militarily and economically.  We must oppose him in every way.

We Can’t Tax Our Way into Prosperity

I recently had dinner with my best friend, George, and I expressed a lot of political ideas and judgments to him.  We have a stable, robust democracy in America. However, our prosperity is in jeopardy – with a huge national debt, over a trillion in student loans and entitlements that are actuarially unsustainable. These are very real concerns and those who care about our future will think seriously before this upcoming election. We cannot tax ourselves into prosperity.

Attaining World Order: A Challenge for Our Next President

The mainstream liberal press didn’t defeat Scott Walker and a lot of other Republicans in 2014.  The pendulum is swinging toward Republicans who really care deeply about the opportunity, wants, and needs of our American citizens. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cares and so do I. I want our country to regain its place in the world and for the world.

The future is all we have ahead of us.  So much of the world is plagued by government debt and entitlements that it is crucial that a currency crisis doesn’t occur before Scott Walker (as our next president) can begin the absolutely necessary reforms that are vital to return us to prosperity, real prosperity.

The reality of all this government debt, entitlements, and student debt in America and similar situations in much of the developed world is so very worrisome.  But, of course, most people don’t realize the risk of these government failures and lack of prudence.

The Positives of Globalization

I’ve now read Henry Kissinger’s World Order several times. It’s a wonderful book steeped in history of governments and nations.  But in the 21st century and perhaps in the past, too, private enterprise and trade as well as government actions that influenced those most important parts of human endeavor were greatly under-emphasized. It’s time for that to change.

Globalization can be a good thing because this can lead to stronger ties between countries, as corporations have no military role, which would mean their involvement in the world would be less and less. Humankind must evolve in this Innovation Age in a business-like manner, showing friendship for fellow humanity and good world-citizenship.  There are many examples of corporations who have pursued this route, Aflac being one.

A Connected Earth

Attaining World Order

I’ve read and I plan to write a lengthy review of World Order, by Henry Kissinger.  It’s quite informative and interesting, but so much of the book is taken up by wars, balance of power, and such with very little devoted to globalization and the fact that governments do not compare in size with private businesses in most places in the world now. World order today includes Apple, Google, ExxonMobil, and on and on.  And small businesses in total make even more of the total economic action globally.

Governments should be democratic, but they should answer to the people, not the other way around with onerous taxes that inhibit jobs and opportunity and regulations that stymie our freedom. If people can be trusted, onerous and complex regulations would simply not be needed, wanted, or economically efficient.  Humanity as a whole, therefore, must work toward attaining wisdom so that people truly will be trusted, and the burdens of overly complicated laws can be lifted. Our “world order” will improve as a result; that is for certain.

Election 2016 Is on My Mind!

One of the worst things that can plague a democracy is corruption and distrust toward its leader.  That’s exactly what we would have if Secretary Clinton becomes the next president. It just doesn’t make sense to elect a person for president who can’t be trusted from the very beginning.

We need an honest, capable, and wise leader.  I fully understand that Secretary Clinton is intelligent and very ambitious, but in my assessments, she is not wise, capable, and honest. The fact is that if Secretary Clinton is elected, she would be following the sad, incompetent, dishonest, and unwise presidency of President Obama and his democratic supporters.

We direly need Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to solve the many difficult problems in Washington, the thing (solving problems) that he calls, “Fun.”  I don’t underestimate the problem, but he has already faced enormous obstructions, as he wrote about in his book, Unintimidated, which I have reviewed on this site.

It is not too early to learn as much as possible about these and other likely candidates. Election 2016 can’t come soon enough!

The Time is NOW to Stop Radical Muslims

The barbaric acts of the radical Muslims must be stopped.  Militarily they can not be allowed to go on.  But part of the long-term puzzle is a worldwide alliance of all major non-Muslim nations.  The Sage of Singapore recommended that approach.  This alliance would back the moderate Muslims.  But another piece of the puzzle is the reform of Islam.  The barbarianism must be removed as it does not come from God or Allah.

Now is the time for a Muslim reformation.  The world is too small to allow another genocide, such as those conducted by Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others, to spread. We must move to nonviolence and eventually worldwide peace.

Democracies, Freedom, and Free Enterprise

I recently wrote some thoughts as I was reading through (for the second time, I think), Henry Kissinger’s recent book, World Order.

Although Kissinger doesn’t say so, I believe he thinks President Obama lost a war that had already been won, even though he had reservations about the nation building there and perhaps in the war itself.  Kissinger does give high praise to President George W. Bush regarding his courage during a difficult time after 9/11. I agree with Kissinger in praising President George W. Bush.

I think the main problem in Iraq, which has yet to be solved, should have been handled by President Obama. A state of force should have been established to allow Iraq to evolve into a stable, robust democracy.

I believe, as President Bush did, that we should aim for a world full of democracies, freedom, and free enterprise.  But I believe unless we are on the defense, non-violence should be our method of ridding the world of dictators and the lack of freedom.

WI Gov. Scott Walker’s Results–They Really Count!

 > This year “Chief Executive ” ranked Wisconsin the 12th best state for business, two spots better than 2014 and up from 41st when he became a governor–he followed a democratic governor who left a $3.6 billion deficit which Governor Walker solved.
  > Unemployment in Wisconsin in now down to 4.6 percent.
  > Wisconsin is head of the nation in growth of per capita income.
  > In 2010 only 10 percent of employees said Wisconsin was headed in the right direction.  Now 96 percent say Wisconsin is headed in the right direction.
  > Governor Walker oversaw a $650 million income tax cut–largest in 14 years, most going to those with incomes of $15,000 to $50,000, which is the middle class according to the Obama Administration.
  America needs results like the above, as opposed to the corruption and blind ambition that Secretary Clinton offers.

Scott Walker Can be Our Next “President Reagan”

As I’ve recently written, I read Henry Kissinger’s fine book, “World Order.”  It’s well-written and certainly worth careful reading and consideration.  But I do have one major problem with it – a book called “World Order” with practically little mentioned about globalization, business, taxation, regulations – so much of which directly affects – for good or bad – prosperity.  And prosperity is one of the key elements of a Heaven on Earth.

Kissinger says about President Reagan “rarely has America produced a President so suited to his time . . . ““. . . Reagan combined America’s latent, sometimes seemingly discordant strengths:  its idealism, its resilience, its creativity, and its economic vitality.”

We need the courageous leadership of Governor Scott Walker to invoke those same superb qualities in our nation.  He can.  He will.  It’s up to the American people to realize the opportunities of having a strong pro-business President like Scott Walker reviving our country, following President Obama and his fellow Democrats’ dismal performance.