President Donald Trump, acting through Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and scorning the Republican-controlled Congress, is expected to unilaterally diminish national monument designations of his predecessor issued under the Antiquities Act of 1906.
He seems to be targeting Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.
At the far end of this sort of rhetoric, you get the meretricious slogan used by Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign last year: LOVE TRUMPS HATE.
I hope that none of my readers are under the illusion that Clinton’s partisans were primarily motivated by love, except in the sense of Clinton’s love for power and the Democrats’ love for the privileges and payouts they could expect from four more years of control of the White House; and of course Trump and the Republicans were head over heels in love with the same things.
Let’s set that simplistic reaction to one side for the moment, and ask a different question: what happens when people decide that some common human emotion is evil and harmful and wrong, and decide that the way to make a better world is to get rid of it?You know the assumption I have in mind, dear reader.It’s the conviction that certain common human emotions are evil and harmful and wrong, and the way to make a better world is to get rid of them in one way or another.During operations by FBI Denver’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force, a three-month-old girl and her five-year-old sister were rescued on October 13 after a friend who was staying with the family made a deal with an undercover task force officer to sell both children for sex in exchange for 0.The Denver task force is responsible for rescuing a total of 17 children across Colorado and Wyoming.