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!

Globalization and World Order

BY • ON Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 • UNDER Heaven on Earth, Politics, Wisdom. feed.

As I’ve been saying, I am reading and reviewing World Order by Henry Kissinger, taking time to handwrite quotations and comments in great detail. If I could only merge How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth and Glimpses of Heaven on Earth, as well as all my ideas and blogs on those subjects, with Henry Kissinger’s book.

He states that there has never been world order, but we desperately need it. I fervently agree. It’s sort of like optimism meeting pessimism. I understand his point of view since he is a historian, as well as a National Securities Council member, was secretary of state for two presidents, and was an advisor for others. He’s seen wars, and I’m sure he wants to end them.

I believe one of the keys to end war is globalization. China and the United States were once adversaries, but now we are trading partners. It’s not a perfect relationship, but it’s one that can flow into greater and greater cooperation.

India is another bright spot of over a billion people that can grow in trade and all kinds of mutually beneficial endeavors.

Russia is a corrupt troublemaker, and as long as President Putin reigns, it’s likely to stay that way.

The Middle East—largely due to President Obama and Secretary Clinton—has huge geopolitical and regional problems. President Obama should have left a stability force in Iraq to preserve their fledgling democracy, just as America did in Germany and Japan after World War II.

Read Ronald Reagan’s Wisdom for the Twenty-First Century. Reagan certainly had vision, and was able to accomplish so much. Henry Kissinger gives him a large part of the credit for ending the Cold War. He also invigorated our economy for twenty-five years. His basic approach was to lower taxes and regulations. That formula will work again.

Football and Politics

BY • ON Monday, September 21st, 2015 • UNDER Getting to Know John, Politics. feed.

RTC,MP,JohnWadeandGeorgeWhite,20Sep.2015I attended the New Orleans Saint’s game Sunday, a heartbreaker loss (we’re now 0-2) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I then proceeded to spend a brief period at the Round Table Club where I briefly spoke with George White (pictured here), a long-time Republican power and friend.

RT314A~1Then I had dinner and gathered up my Henry Kissinger review of World Order. I plan to finish it in Chicago in draft form. I will have to receive special permission to use the review because I did not try to paraphrase; I’m just trying to pull out the important parts and give my comments and analysis.RTC,BookClub,21Sep.2015

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a WINNER

BY • ON Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 • UNDER Politics. feed.

Yes, Scott Walker has won three gubernatorial elections at higher margins each time. Wisconsin is a blue state won by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. Nevertheless, one of the governor’s wins was a first in U.S. history—a victory in a recall election, at a higher margin of victory than his original race.

No doubt about it, Governor Scott Walker is a winner with proven courage, leadership and innovation. Republicans have a deep bench of candidates, any of whom could be competent presidents in ordinary times. But now we direly need courage, leadership and innovation such as Governor Walker and President Reagan have shown. Can Governor Walker do it on the national level? No one knows for sure, but among all the candidates, he is the only one who has proven credentials in these three vital qualities.

Read my review of his book Unintimidated. Governor Walker faced death threats to him, his family and fellow Republican legislators and their families when fighting the unions. He innovated when abolishing collective bargaining except for pay for fire and police. A fellow Republican told him very directly, “Governor, you can’t do this”, but they did it; they turned a $3.6 billion deficit into a surplus, allowed all schools to become charter schools, in short allowed the government to operate like a business, not a union shop that prizes their union dues over students, teachers and fiscal soundness.

Get the whole story. By the way, the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is now down to 4.6 and taxes have been lowered whereas they had previously been chronically raised.

Let’s elect a winner in 2016—Scott Walker!

The Dire Need for Governor Scott Walker as our 2016 Presidential Winner

BY • ON Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 • UNDER Politics. feed.

I did say winner, because Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a superb winner. His courageous leadership, honesty, and innovative nature, along with his local-level, legislative, and governorship qualities and experience absolutely shine. These same qualities will shine if Scott Walker is elected as our next president.

Governor Walker, as a conservative republican, has won three gubernatorial elections in the last four years in a blue state that President Obama carried in both 2008 and 2012. This includes a recall election won by a larger margin than the initial election—the first governor in U.S. history to win a recall election.

How is Governor Walker such a winner? One example was his decisive action and courage in eliminating bargaining entitlements—by fighting the unions—to increase efficiency, fiscal flexibility, and effectiveness of schools and state government. By gaining flexibility without those entitlements—a great innovation—he was able to save jobs and lower taxes…and …much more.

Scott Walker can win the presidency in 2016 and rescue us from the damage of the Obama-led democratic disaster, through his genuine, honest, wise, and capable leadership. If you’d like to know more about Governor Scott Walker, I encourage you to read my review of his book, Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.

Innovation in Government

BY • ON Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 • UNDER Heaven on Earth, Politics. feed.

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

BY • ON Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 • UNDER Heaven on Earth, Politics. feed.

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

BY • ON Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 • UNDER Politics. feed.

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

BY • ON Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 • UNDER Politics. feed.

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.

Attaining World Order

BY • ON Friday, June 5th, 2015 • UNDER Politics. feed.

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!

BY • ON Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 • UNDER Politics. feed.

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!