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New Hope in India and United States

India has a new prime minister, sixty-four year old Narendra Modi, whose party won the lower house of the Indian parliament outright, a feat not accomplished in thirty years.  He comes from a modest background, contrary to the caste system that has stymied India for so long.

The Congress Party, which was soundly beaten, had generally ruled India since its independence from Britain in 1947.  That party had continually used socialist concepts and the offering of food stamp programs to win votes.  This time it didn’t work.

The median age in India is twenty-six.  These young people want opportunity and jobs, not handouts.  Prime Minister Modi had previously electrified rural areas in the province he governed by building roads, eliminating red tape and engendering rapid and sustained growth in this region.

If Americans want to see the potential in our upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016, I believe we should look to this amazing election in India.  Anti-business forces went down in defeat because the young saw how growth was engendered by business-friendly policies of a truly progressive democratic leader.

America’s young people want prosperity that can only be provided by the private sector, a sector not hobbled by onerous regulations and high, complex taxation.  I realize that our youth also seek green solutions and good citizen corporations, but these are certainly not mutually exclusive from solid, job-creating growth.

I hope Republican leaders take note of this election, and what we can learn from it.  We must all understand that pro-business means pro-jobs, and that’s very pro-youth!

The Importance of Showing Our Country’s Youth the Republican Way

The elections both this year and in 2016 are critical to our nation, its people, and the world.  Here in Louisiana, I will do my part to help elect a fine Congressman to the Senate, Bill Cassidy, M. D.  This can very well give Republicans a majority in the Senate and help lower the downside risks of the remaining time of President Obama.  That’s very important to Louisiana and our nation as well as globally.

Why?  There are only two things that have propelled our economy (jobs for our young people and everyone else who has been successful in job searches), and they are:

·        Oil and gas advances creating a lot of well-paying jobs and all the jobs that surround those jobs.

·        Thirty Republican governors who have promoted their state economies with sound fiscal policies and job-creating education enhancement at all levels.

I have read and reviewed Scott Walker’s book, Unintimidated, several times.  It has conveyed the message time and time again that sound fiscal policies can mean lower taxes, efficient, yet not austerity-type of government, improved education with flexibility in rewarding good teachers, hiring well and dismissing “lemons” that destroy our youth, and holding teacher meetings without union approval and on and on.  Flexibility is all-important both in managing a business and a government, national, state or local.  Scott Walker understands the importance of this flexibility at the state and local level because he had tremendous problems without it at the Milwaukee County level.

The future is all we have ahead of us.  Young people have a lot of future ahead of them.  They will choose the failed policies of the Democratic party, with ruinous policies evident in cities such as Detroit, and states such as Illinois, or they will choose to elect Republicans at all levels, the leaders of which have shined in the red states with lower taxes, education efforts which are determined and forthright and, in so many ways, success in employing young and old despite national “leadership” that has been at the least, “challenging.”  My hope and prayer is that the nation’s youth will follow the pathway of wisdom in voting for Republicans at every level.

Life is full of surprises, and they’re not all good.  But wisdom is all about navigating the bumps in the road of life, and coming out on the other side with a degree of wisdom and truth.

A prosperous economy can open the possibilities to an abundance of things.  A strong leader such as Scott Walker can also open doors toward Heaven on Earth, a destiny we all seek, and yet  reach only with great sustained effort and God’s enduring, steadfast love.

As a voter in the United States, each citizen has a part to play in this ultimate drama.  I firmly believe that the Republicans have a better plan—perhaps not a perfect plan, because we are all human—but a better plan than the Detroit or Illinois or Obama plan.