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The American Civil War -Then and Now

From 1861 to 2018 how much has changed?

In 1861 our country was divided.  Divided over the rights of our citizens (slavery) and divided over the philosophical differences of two segments of our country, each segment having distinct beliefs and views that conflicted with the other.  The American Civil War lasted 4 years and at the cost of over 620,000 lives not to mention the cost of rebuilding the southern states for over 20 years.

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Sound familiar?  Today it is not the North vs the South, or those that were opposed to slavery vs those that depended upon slavery in order to maintain their wealth.  Today it is the Republicans (Conservative Views) vs the Democrats (Liberal Views) and make no mistake this civil divide is just as intense and devastating to the peaceful future we all deserve as the civil war was over 150 years ago.  Worse yet is our civil divide today is not based upon geographical locations, where 384 individual battles took place, that defined and resulted in the deathly impact of the conflict on our nation.  Today’s battle takes place not only on the streets of every city across the country, it takes place in our homes, work places and even places of worship.  Our public officials are even protested, verbally accosted, while attempting to relax and eat dinner at their local restaurants.

And through social media and main stream media, the battle is refueled daily and continues to go on.  I can’t remember in over 40 years of Presidential elections where after the election was over that Americans did not come together in peace and in acceptance of the outcome of the Presidential election.  And mark my words, Wayne’s Take, this battle is NOT simply a dispute over President Trump.  The President is being attacked by those with wealth and an agenda that is well hidden.  Their agenda is NOT to make America Great Again, it is to continue to make their families the real power base over hundreds of millions of people by controlling our lives in such a way that WE are enslaved to their purpose and their mission for decades to come.

Wake up America…. this civil war must end.   Conflict (disagreement) is part of the human condition for sure, yet hatred is not a necessary part of our lives.  Peace, Love and Forgiveness are the elements that allow us all to live together in a world we desire and deserve.   As I watch Fox News (Pro-Trump) and CNN (Anti-Trump) and CSpan, I can clearly see and hear “with eyes and ears” the hidden agendas being played out by those we have elected or those hired in an attempt to re-direct our attention away from the opportunity we have before us to bring our Country around and set the stage for the future prosperity of our children and grand-children.   Republicans are not the problem.  Democrats are not the problem.  Our thoughts and actions represent the problem we face, when such thoughts and actions are not in line with peaceful resolution of conflict, open dialog towards the future of our country as a whole and not simply serving a small elite group of families that have orchestrated the direction of our country over the past 100 years.  This is not a conspiracy theory …. just reality and as a 30 year veteran of the investigative and criminal justice system, working with government agencies and Fortune 100 financial giants, I have been given a unique opportunity to witness the inside story.

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Trump is playing the media and doing quite well at it.  The media is playing the America people and have excelled at this for decades.  No matter what our President wants to do, the Democrats will oppose it and vote against it. Why?  Simply this… POWER!  The do not have it and they want it back. Their loyalty is not to you or I.  It is to themselves.   And the Republicans in congress are the same, they stand in power today and they want to keep it.  However, today the political game has a new card in the deck.  It’s the Trump card.   And this card does not support any political side, it uses the Republican side as a front in order to get its agenda passed because Republicans represent the majority in power.   So this is where OUR focus should be today.   We should come together and vote, support, debate (never physically fight or attack the rights of others) over the issues that are of real concern to us and our families.

These issues are… our homeless.  Our veterans.  Our healthcare. Our children.  This is where we debate against child abuse and we support their education.

Yes… these are just my thoughts as I watch this theatrical performance play out in the halls of congress, town halls and rallies across the country and as the politicians stand before the cameras and read their well scripted lines designed to lift up their voices and authority to all that will lend an ear.

It does not matter what the current administration achieves during these 4 years… it will be 4 years of a civil war environment if WE THE PEOPLE do not put an end to it.   North Korea peace treaty …. a win for the Administration.  The Economy… a win for the Administration.  Tax Reform a win.  Low unemployment a win.  Yet the main stream media, the Democrats and those with something to loose if Trump wins, will continue to redirect our attention to yet another crisis that they claim Trump is responsible for.  The purpose is simply to have us take our eyes off the cards on the table which reflect America is winning again.

Please for the sake of our children and our children’s children…. open your hearts, your mind and use your eyes and ears when doing so in order to perceive the reality around us.  Do not be lead by those that would deceive you for their benefit, but rather be lead by faith, hope and love.  God bless.

Matthew 13:16-17  – “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. “For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

 

 

The World Sits in Judgment

Yet we do not need to join the world in this process.

How often as we are in the midst of a conversation do we hear someone passing judgment upon another. Criticizing the way they dress. Their choice of hairstyles or even the type of work they do.  This seems impossible at times to escape. Judgment after judgment being rendered from individuals that they themselves are flawed to the core.

Least we forget we are fallen. We are imperfect. We are human.

I too have found myself with thoughts which certainly fall short of that which God has directed us to avoid at all cost.  And what is the cost of our thoughts, our comments, our condemnation of others?  Sad but true, the cost is more than anyone of us would ever wish to bear.  Loving the One

As I grew in my faith, as my state of enlightenment developed, I discovered amazing grace and peace as I found myself looking upon others, not by the clothes they wear, the tattoos on  their body, but more as I gazed upon their spirit and the light that shines from their hearts and minds as they pray, as they praise and lift up others around them.

My post today is prompted by the state of affairs we find ourselves embroiled in across the country and even around the world.  There is hatred the in hearts of so many, there is a disconnect within our communities, and there is a loss of compassion for those living without the necessities required to simply exist.

With the recent destruction of our cities and towns through the hurricanes these past few weeks, we have witnessed such amazing compassion and concern for the safety and lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans. With the attack on lives and bombings overseas we are seeing outreach once more for those whose lives have been disrupted by the violence that has overtaken those communities.   Why?   Why does it take such devastation, such loss of life, for us to show compassion. We are created with the emotion of love first and foremost.  How we end up allowing fear, anger, jealousy, and violence to become the controlling elements of our lives is beyond imagination.

As I created the graphics with the quote shown above my heart was filled with love for the amazing diversity we share here in America as well as for the beauty that can only be seen at times when you view life through the heavenly realm and not simply through our human condition.  My friends, take a moment to pray for our country, for our communities, and for the world to be filled with the peace that only comes from God and that is witnessed through each of us, one person at a time, one act of faith and of compassion at a time.   May God bless you for your thoughts of compassion for others and for the love you share those around you no matter what their race, color, religion or political affiliation.  We are all ONE!  One with God and one with one another.

Together we CAN make a difference! Stopping Cancer Now

It is difficult to know where to begin.  With the loss of a dear friend?  The survival of another?  The choices we have and yet do not make?  The underfunded research and programs that are needed to stop cancer from taking lives and destroying the lives of even more?

Let me start here.  With my dear friend of some 30 years, Ron Thompson. Wayne and Ron

Ron has always been an outspoken strong individual that has lived an amazing life in so many ways.  One of these ways is his battle with three (3) forms of cancer.   He survived and today we were able to enjoy lunch together to talk about the journey he has traveled in the treatment and recovery.He is every bit the man I knew of 10, 20 and 30 years ago, yet to him, he has lost a big part of life “not to mention part of a lung” to cancer.  His survival was due to the tremendous advancements in cancer treatment and research.  So to my friend Ron, I dedicate my journey in fighting cancer on June 4th, 2017.

 

Then there is my friend Robert Melton… my childhood friend for over 40 years, whose passing this year took so many of us by surprise and with our many regrets for the life, we would have loved to see Robert live for decades to come.  Robert was diagnosed with stage four cancer this year and within days was gone.  He was remembered by so many friends and family as being the giver.  Robert MeltonHis famous words… “I’ve got this!”   He gave to everyone and everyone was blessed by his friendship and love.  Yet cancer won and Robert lost, as did we all with his passing.

The interesting common thread with Ron and Robert is and was their love for life, for their friends and the strong cowboy lifestyle. Both these men had met their match with cancer because cancer does not care if you are a strong man, a beautiful woman or an innocent child.  Cancer takes lives or takes your life from you one part at a time.

I am writing to you now, to each of you reading this, to tell you we CAN make a difference, we can stop cancer in its tracks and we can reverse this terrible element in the lives of so many.  However, we must do so together. Through education, lifestyle change and through supporting amazing organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This is why last year as part of the LLS MWOY program I became a part of the LLS family.  This is why in just days from today, I will be riding in the 72 Mile cycling event at Lake Tahoe to raise awareness of the work LLS does for cancer victims and their families and in dedication to the memory of Robert Melton and in honor of my friend Ronald Thompson.

Please join me in this effort by making your tax-deductible donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  My goal is $5,600 and hopefully more through your generous donation.

BTW…. just a note.  If you ever thought cycling was an easy sport or activity well…. let’s just say this is my FIRST attempt at this distance and with 1000 foot inclines and I am thoroughly impressed by those that do this on a regular basis such as our LLS Team in Training Chairperson Jennifer Swanton. This training for the ride is kicking my… back side!

As for when this event is over, I will be returning to Arizona to launch our new Health and Wellness program at our Mesa facilities under the branding of Personal Formula. I truly believe that there is a personal formula for each of us to apply to our life to help us be the best we are meant to be in health, fitness and overall wellness. Thank you for helping us together make this difference.

 

Send Hillary to Jail or Thank Her?

IT MAY BE TIME FOR PEACE…. FOR A RESOLUTION FOR THE FUTURE.

I keep seeing the postings on social media about Trump haters or Hillary belongs in jail.  Photos such as this being posted to continue to drive the divide in our nation and people.

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SO WHAT IS WAYNE’S TAKE?!?!

FALSE.

America WILL be great again because the silent “and at times sleeping” majority have spoken. Clinton and Obama attacked America with a self serving agenda for the past eight years, just as many from the other side of the political aisle have done for decades. The 2016 election was an event that I liken to that which our parents lived through with Pearl Harbor … the then Japanese nation attacked and awoke a sleeping giant.  As the following “unverified” statement so appropriately coined… “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

I truly believe we owe Clinton a moment of thanks.  Why?  Because after our silent majority allowed, for decades, those in public office to destroy our retirement accounts, escalate our national debt and reduce our constitution to nothing more than the paper it was written on, it was the arrogance of Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with the blatant about-face of President Obama, as to Hillary’s qualifications for the Presidency, awoke the sleeping giant of the America people again.

Many of our neighbors, some of our friends and even a few of our family would debate the fairness of the election outcome over the fact the election ended with Clinton receiving the popular vote “64.2 million vs. 62.2 million for Trump” yet Trump became our President Elect based upon the electoral vote.  The reality that I believe they are missing is this.  A large portion of our population vote with the media directing their opinion as well as based upon the influence of the negative campaign ads overwhelming our airways day and night.   Clinton outspent Trump almost 2 to 1.  She raised and spent almost $1.2 billion dollars vs Trump at $616 million.  To me, as a consumer advocate with a heart for our homeless, vets and elderly living on the streets or in conditions where they do not know how they will pay for their food or shelter tomorrow… $1.8 billion dollars spent on a Presidential race makes me want to vomit.

If Clinton and Trump had been matched dollar for dollar on their political Ad spend as well as if the major media outlets had not focused their sights on taking down Trump, I believe we would have seen a much greater popular vote for Trump.   Trump did play the crooked Hillary and sex starved Bill cards quite well which more than likely got him more votes.  However, the truth is this.  America, we the American people, needed a wake-up call and a call for action and change and we got it.   So, does Hillary need to be accountable for her alleged illegal actions which may have jeopardized the lives of Americans overseas and here at home,  YES!  If she is not called to account for these possible crimes will this derail America from becoming great again?  NO!  America will become great again because the vast majority of Americans are GREAT, WONDERFUL, COMPASSIONATE, GIVING PEOPLE, made up from every race, color and creed there is.  That is what makes us who we are.  We simply fell asleep in the car as we were being driven off course for a while by those we entrusted with our safety and our constitution.

I for one will not fall asleep again.   Will you?

Thank you for being a healthy part of the solution and a positive future for us all.  And may God bless America.