I truly enjoyed my many readings of Governor Scott Walker’s book, Unintimidated. His record as Governor of Wisconsin is impressive, demonstrating strength of character and principles, innovative positive actions, wisdom, honesty, and leadership.
All in all, I genuinely believe Governor Walker has “the right stuff” for re-election in Wisconsin and a winning Presidential run in 2016. He has both local and state experience. He was County Executive for Milwaukee County as he was re-elected three times with larger margins of victory each time. He also served in the Wisconsin Legislature.
He learned at the local level how destructive public unions are—willing to accept layoffs of teachers, other workers, and higher taxes, just about anything to preserve their involuntary dues income.
Federal employees have some unions, but they have much more limited powers than many state and local unions. But federal workers receive pay and benefits 16 percent higher than comparable pay in the private sector. I believe that as president, Scott Walker would address both pay, redundancies and inefficiencies in our federal government; there are enormous savings that could be found in that endeavor. But it takes courage and it must be done in a kind way, with outplacement services comparable to good citizen corporations.
Courage is in short supply for so many inside the Washington beltway. Governor Scott Walker, like President Reagan, could provide courageous leadership toward heaven on earth.
We need to increase growth and opportunity in our nation. Upward mobility is crucial. Education, which Governor Walker understands, is one definite key in the 21st century. Without education, upward mobility for most is stymied. I understand that the budget for teachers’ unions nationwide is larger than that of the Republican and Democratic Parties combined. But when collective bargaining rights of unions are taken away, as in Wisconsin and Indiana, schools are able to be run with the primary goal of maximizing student upward mobility, not the income of union bosses.
Secretary Clinton and President Obama are creatures of union support, in effect helping to destroy the upward mobility of students all over our nation.
Unions were once needed by workers who were abused by management. But that time was decades ago. It is possible to have responsible unions, but the record and effect of teacher unions has been disgraceful. In the 21stcentury we must motivate and educate all our citizens, especially our youth of all races, to attain global-type capabilities. Unions, especially teacher unions, are the enemy of upward mobility in the United States.
Governor Scott Walker has proven through death threats and national media calling him “Dead Man Walker” that he will stand up to unions and whatever else stands in the way of our nation’s journey toward heaven on earth. As he essentially points out in his book, he is not anti-union, but he is pro-teacher, pro-student, pro-taxpayer, and pro-good government.
He states again and again that he respects public servants who concentrate on the next generation rather than the next election. He also explains that those persons are much more apt to win the next election.
The march to Heaven on Earth is not without its challenges. Governor Scott Walker has faced—with determination and strength—his share and more. And he certainly shined. He’s needed to continue his reforms in Wisconsin in one of the 50 laboratories of our democracy. But on January 20, 2017, I hope and pray that he will be inaugurated as a Reagan-like President of the 21st century. I see that in him, genuinely and sincerely.
And remember the legacy of President Reagan: a growth economy which enhanced the lives of so many in the middle class, lower class mobility and everyone else, and how his adroit bargaining, economic strength and military power led to the end of the Cold War, without firing a shot. We have some of the similar challenges now, a difficult economy, radical Muslims, and Russian expansionism.
In our democracy we each have an important role to play in terms of voters. I hope and pray that our electorate will discern the immense possibilities in electing Scott Walker. I genuinely, deeply believe that he has the “right stuff” to propel us toward Heaven on Earth. He has a rich and victorious electoral and accomplishment record at the local and state level. He hasn’t been contaminated by the Washington beltway re-election disease. He’s a courageous leader like President Reagan.
Yes, Republican, Democratic and independent voters should try to see through the mainstream press which is likely to attempt to destroy ANY Republican Presidential candidate despite the glaring character and other flaws of Secretary Clinton.
America doesn’t need a Democratic “folk hero” in 2016 or, for that matter, in other offices in 2014.