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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!

Grave Concerns about Hillary Clinton

I just finished reading two articles in The Economist about Hillary Clinton and her potential presidential campaign. I think she will have some serious issues being elected—problems that even her expected $1 billion campaign war chest won’t be able to overcome.  The most serious is that she is not trustworthy and is unlawful in her actions, with the most egregious example being her illegal “private” email system used while she served as Secretary of State.  And the worst part of that fatal flaw is that she deleted parts of it.  Her actions remind me of President Richard Nixon, though even he didn’t destroy the papers which forced him to resign.

Republicans need to over and over and over again remind the American people of her deletion.  This is certainly similar to when Arthur Anderson shredded its work papers. The public understood “shredding” and it destroyed Arthur Anderson.  The same is true of Hillary Clinton’s emails – first, having a private email system at all, and even worse, her deleting of emails that should destroy her presidential ambitions.

Clinton’s health is also a concern, considering that she has already had a serious stroke–a blood clot in the brain for which she was hospitalized for a month—I’ve been told by a very reliable source. If she were in good health and a worthy candidate like President Reagan, her age (almost the same as Reagan during his first presidential campaign) would not be relevant.  But the combination of her health questions and her less than Reagan-like leadership abilities make her a poor presidential choice.

Big ambitions and high intelligence, when the candidate lacks honesty and trust, can lead our nation further down the downward path that President Obama and his Democratic supporters have taken us. Big money must not allow Hillary Clinton to “buy” our America.

Governor Scott Walker could and would bring in a breath of fresh air and competency as an executive.  His is trustworthy and the right formula for our government. Like President Reagan, Governor Scott Walker is courageous, a leader, innovative, and so much more capable, wise and honest than Hillary Clinton.

Over and over and over, Republicans should bring up this email question.  The mainline press may ignore it, but people, along with honest (and often conservative) media must remind our citizens about that flagrant violation.

In my opinion, Secretary Hillary Clinton would be a disaster following a disaster, President Obama as the worst President in American history, followed by a person who certainly doesn’t know how to lead our nation. In fact, I predict that it wouldn’t be long before China, a non-Democratic nation, takes over our lead in the world.

World Order by Henry Kissinger: My Summary

Henry Kissinger served as Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and advised many other presidents on foreign policy. His book contains a wonderful assemblage of information and wise analysis, culled throughout his lifetime, about history and worldwide current events. He even explains modern technology, from nuclear weapons to cyberspace warfare. For me, it took ardent curiosity and a quest for wisdom to read and ponder this book.

One key event in the history of world order was the Peace of Westphalia, which was negotiated in two German towns after the Thirty Years’ War (1648).  After that horrific period of war, “…the most cited diplomatic document in European history [even though]…no single treaty exists to embody its terms…The state, not the empire, dynasty, or religious confession, was affirmed as the building block of the European order.”  Kissinger stated that “the universal relevance of the Westphalian system derived from its procedural—that is, value neutral—nature.  Its rules were accessible to any country: noninterference in domestic affairs of other states; inviolability of borders, sovereignty of states; encouragements of international law.”  Basic to this peace was a balance of power between sovereign nations and groups of nations.

When he writes of America’s actions abroad, Kissinger states that “…the American vision rested not on an embrace of the European balance-of-power system but on the achievement of peace through democratic principles.” It is well known that Wilson justified America’s intervention in World War I to “to make the world safe for democracy.”  According to Kissinger, practically all of President Wilson’s predecessors would have agreed with Wilson. Only Wilson’s view was different in that he believed an international order could be possible within a single lifetime, even a single administration.

The one and only criticism I have of the book is that I believe globalization, corporations, businesses, spiritual entities, and all other forms of human entities outside of national governments, are the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of preventing wars and having a peaceful world order.  Kissinger only briefly mentions trade and globalization, and thus largely ignores organizations which are practically all over our small world and generally are not at all threatening in terms of life and property, though he does include an interesting discussion about  technology.

I look at China and the United States and firmly believe we would be military adversaries rather than peaceful trading partners without globalization and the opening of China to trade, tourism, sports and other nonbelligerent human interaction. Freedom across borders for all those entities could prevent military transgressions. If we can form relationships across borders for the various entities that I listed above, we can, in partnership with honest, capable, and wise leadership in governments, bring humanity the kind of world order that we want and need, including the necessary element of prosperity for all.

This is my brief summary of a book packed with interesting and worthwhile words of wisdom.  I highly recommend it for a thorough refinement of one’s worldview. You can find this book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as your local bookstores.

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.

We must stop kicking the fiscal can down the road!

The future is all we have ahead of us.  We need – globally and nation by nation – to take account of our governmental debt and entitlements.  The world has never been in a position such as this with such stupendous debt and entitlements.

“Kicking the can down the road” has happened again and again.  Our economic activity – worldwide – is suffering from this irresponsible behavior by many governments.

Japan – the third largest economy worldwide – is the worst in terms of its national debt/debt/GDP and the continual devaluation of its currency. But there are many other nations which have not taken care with their future – including the United States with 18.5 trillion in our national debt and unsound entitlements, not to mention student loans over a trillion dollars. But our own problems in the U. S. are only the start of it.  There’s Greece, Argentina, Russia, as well as France and Italy that are suspect if not worse.

The debts and entitlements are pressing down – especially in the U. S. on the middle class more so than the poor who have safety nets or the wealthy who are doing well in the stock market and elsewhere. But people are people and I detest President Obama’s type of politics pitting rich versus poor and all his “lies.”  His Obamacare, huge number of regulations and general and total incompetence have done more to hurt the middle class than one could have ever imagined in 2008.

To put it briefly, danger is ahead if governments around the world don’t come to this “fiscal sense.”  Usually it takes a catastrophe to understand, not the ultra-slow recovery from the “Great Depression” in the U. S. – subject to reversal.

“Kicking the can” must come to a realistic and human stop.  Remember, it was due to a deep currency and economic crisis that Adolf Hitler came to power; such a debacle could happen again.

Thinking Ahead to our Next Presidential Election is CRUCIAL

I just finished reading my latest blog for Governor Scott Walker as a 2016 Presidential winner and also my review of his book “Unintimidated.”

Scott Walker, in my opinion, has proven courage, leadership, innovation, capabilities, honesty, and conservative wisdom.

The Presidency with Scott Walker assuming office – on January 20, 2017 – will come none too soon.

World currencies are in question by those who have some understanding – genuine understanding of everything from the yen to the euro to the dollar and others.

A no-nonsense proven conservative at the local, legislative and governorship level is a deep need on January 20, 2017.

Scott Walker gets results.  He knows how to run the government in innovative, but workable ways.  In fact, he calls solving challenging problems in government, “Fun.”

Scott Walker is a rare breed whose time is now – both for the dire needs of America and the world, but also because he is ready.

I heartedly urge you to read “Unintimidated” by Scott Walker and my review, too.

I see many of the qualities of Ronald Reagan in Scott Walker perhaps more strongly; his effectiveness and his ability to get results in difficult situations.

Our current President demonstrates just the opposite that I see in Scott Walker and Secretary Clinton.  Should she become the Democratic nominee – she has never had the responsibilities anywhere near those of Governor Walker – and especially results, positive results in anything of consequence.

To be honest, we couldn’t afford to have eight years of President Obama.  The solution – and it won’t be easy- is to elect Governor Scott Walker and have a “turnaround” like we had when we moved from President Carter to President Reagan.  I deeply believe Governor Scott Walker can and will help immensely.  But we have almost two years to endure with an incompetent, anti-American President Obama – so pray, pray, pray that we can reach January 20, 2017 without disasters or currency crisis, Isis attacks all over the world, and on and on.

It is important that those who elected and then re-elected this disastrous Democratic President and those that supported him support Governor Scott Walker for President and Republicans at all levels in 2016.

We must reform our nation – especially our federal government.

Why the Peaceful Majority Is Irrelevant, by Paul Marek

Paul Marek vividly describes the current brutality of radical Islam and its peaceful victims. He also reminds us how the peaceful ones in Germany became dominated by the Nazis. Additionally, he recites similar slaughters in Communist Russia and China as many other examples of genocide. Peace and freedom are in jeopardy. Listen to these wise words of the present and past. You can find Marek’s original blog below, and on Marek’swebsite. Further, its slightly amended version is printed with permission in my book, “How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth.” For more information, visit my website or find the book online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant

 

I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War Two. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.“Very few people were true Nazis” he said, “but, many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”We are told again and again by “experts” and “talking heads” that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unquantified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is, that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars world wide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is, that the “peaceful majority” is the “silent majority” and it is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The Average Japanese individual prior to World War 2 was not a war mongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of Killing that included the systematic killing of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were “peace loving”.

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by the fanatics. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awake one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun. Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Bosnians, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others, have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

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The Road to Prosperity

It’s sobering how almost all people, worldwide, don’t have any understanding at all about currency defacements globally, in terms of some nations which a currency failure will severely affect so many others. For example, Japan, which is the third largest economy, is close to the potential of a currency failure.  Their central bank is “buying” their national debt. Greece is in jeopardy as they have been for some time.  But France is the one that might bring the Euro to a crisis.

Other nations, including Italy, Russia and Argentina, are weak and there are others, not to mention banks that will be affected by these overblown governments with deficits that hungrily devour more and more national debt. Debt and unsound entitlements are pressing down on America and elsewhere, diminishing growth and hurting everyone at all income levels.  Low taxes and regulations without inefficient and bloated governments can very surely allow prosperity to blossom.  It’s not a matter of envy, class warfare dividing the American people, or the population globally. Growth is the engine of prosperity.

A Future of Nonviolence

Both Gandhi and President Reagan produced – they not only had wonderful, insightful and inspiring ideas; they changed the world to a better place and left a legacy of thought that should be emulated. Non-violence is a concept not often applied to President Reagan.  But look at what he did, so much toward ending the Cold War and creating democracy and freedom – without firing a shot.  He did it with strength, economic and military in nature along with his superb communications to our American people and all of humanity.

Gandhi transformed India from a British “colony” such as America long ago to the largest democracy in the world – 350 million in 1947 at its independence over 1 billion now and with only about 2,000 deaths due to the violence in the process – amazing.

Both Mahatma Gandhi and President Reagan were works of genius in their accomplishments, right for their time and in so many aspects right for the 21st century, also.

In the 21st century we’re in a smaller world than ever – threatened by ISIS and Ebola – but at the same time marching ahead in technology, human understanding, and . . . hopefully and prayerfully in love toward Heaven on Earth.

Motivation, Simplification, and Love

This past November was a huge victory for Republicans, America and the world.  Thank You, dear God.

I sincerely believe that the Republican Party should now begin to unite around Governor Scott Walker to run as our 2016 Presidential candidate.  His record for winning difficult elections is proven.  His courage, leadership and innovation are proven.

Over the next two years the Republican Party must unite to avoid damage from this divisive, arrogant, radical, incompetent, dishonest and unwise President.

We must be positive in trying to help our economy through lowering and simplifying taxes – corporate and individual.  We must try to obtain the keystone XL Pipeline.  We must pursue ways to achieve universal healthcare with ways that make sense economically, doctor-patient relationship wise.  Without one’s health, there is nothing but one’s faith in God.

Free, fair trade agreements should be sought worldwide.

The wisdom values must be spread in all ways possible – empathy, truth, honesty, justice, cooperation, peace, compassion, universal well-being, creativity and general knowledge.  And just as important as seeking to promote the positive values, we must do all we can to shun the negative values of selfishness, greed, envy, hate and revenge.

We can’t be perfect, at least right now in The Innovation Age, but pursuing wisdom-associated values and shunning the negative values, can allow us to improve, within ourselves and helping others to do the same.

 

Keys are:

Motivation

Motivation

Motivation

Simplify

Simplify

Simplify

Love

Love

Love

We need to treat each other with and between entities not with complex laws and regulation, but strive to attain a rule of values.

If something is not right, our first reaction should not be to advocate for government to do something about it.  First, we must ask ourselves what we can do about it.  Freedom can be, in effect, lost by over-regulation and over-laws.  Individual freedom must be championed by all as we seek wisdom and shun the negative values.

The future is all we have ahead of us.  One very vital way to guard that future is through financial literacy – as individuals, government entities, spiritual entities, business entities; basically all human entities have a financial literacy factor.  Prudence and wisdom require us to recognize this vital part of our existence.

 

I really like the way Governor Scott Walker started out his victory speech.  He thanked God.  I thank God, also, for all the results of the big Republican wave yesterday.

We need Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives and everything in between.  The truth must be our goal and so often it’s subjective and not easily perceived. From birth we must seek wisdom.  That goes for voters, too, as well as candidates of both parties. We are in The Innovation Age.  It’s exciting as well as a time we must cling to wisdom values, shun negative values and seek a foundation of faith in God.

We must grow in our fitness of mind, body and our “little piece of God,” in balance with meaning and purpose.  We can, we must, and I believe we will as I sincerely believe that Almighty God has pre-determined that somehow, someway we will have Heaven on Earth.  Why?  Because I believe deeply that “God is Love.”  And that He loves us with an enduring, steadfast love, on a moment by moment basis, throughout eternity.

We all have our own spiritual journey.  Some are devoutly religious with one of the world’s great religions – and are kind, loving and compassionate.  Some have never managed their first step on their spiritual journey.

But one by one, million by million, billion by billion, I sincerely believe someday, somehow, this Innovation Age will grow into the Spiritual Age – Heaven on Earth.

America is still a frontier, not just in technology, but we must become the leader in innovation not just to help ourselves, but also the destitute of the world.   We are not only Americans, but we are also world citizens just as all others on earth.

A world full of stable, robust, prosperous democracies will be a world of permanent peace.  But we must reach that wonderful goal through non-violence, and, as a backup, American military strength.

The role of America in the world – in my opinion – is special.  We are the frontier.  We must not sink into complacency or low self-esteem.  Instead, we must examine ourselves honestly, yet in a healthy manner, realizing that, as of now, no nation and no individual is perfect.

The reality of life is to survive, strive and thrive.  That’s not something that is awarded by birth; it is a continuous and wondrously challenging process.  I think the quote that “If it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger” is so worthy and truthful.