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.