Melania Trump Cuts First Lady Costs

Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on government payroll in the first lady’s office compared to former first lady Michelle Obama.Melania Trump is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady – but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history.

According to a Fox News analysis of White House personnel reports, Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on the first lady’s office payroll in comparison to her predecessor, Michelle Obama. Continue reading “Melania Trump Cuts First Lady Costs”

Stephen Paddock Exemplifies The Dangers Of Weaponizing Human Minds

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The Weaponization of Human Minds

Human beings are by nature free to follow their beliefs. We have the capacity to think, to invent, to create, and to use the resources around us for incredibly great good. But with that freedom and ability comes an equal ability to do incredibly great evil.

The two come as a matched pair, and they can’t be uncoupled. You cannot keep a man from doing evil without affecting his ability to do good. Put a robber in jail, and he no longer can work to serve you. Shackles intended to limit people’s capacity to do evil will in equal proportion limit people’s capacity to do good.
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Stephen Paddock Exemplifies The Dangers Of Weaponizing Human Minds

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Human Life Is Singularly Precious

What makes the Las Vegas massacre evil is the killing of human beings. We would not be having this national conversation if Paddock had sprayed death into a nest of hornets. Even if he had poached 58 deer, it would be a weird curiosity, but not a national tragedy. We are in shock and horror because he killed 58 human beings.
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Stephen Paddock Exemplifies The Dangers Of Weaponizing Human Minds

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While we have a moment of unity in our feelings of disgust and judgment upon the Las Vegas murderer, let’s engage our minds to make that common ground last.

“It was an act of pure evil,” President Trump described the murderous attack in Las Vegas. Nobody can disagree. There is no nuanced explanation for it. It is repulsive even to suggest that Stephen Paddock had good intentions for what he did.
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