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The Dead Soul of Stephen Paddock
by Pat Buchanan
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The Renewed Call for Immigration Enforcement
by Political Editors:  President Donald Trump sent his 70-point immigration enforcement proposal to Congress Sunday evening. If there were any fears that Trump was caving in to Democrat demands on a DACA deal — and there were — this immigration plan will quickly dispel them. Trump’s enforcement plan is arguably the toughest ever offered by any administration. The fundamental theme running throughout the plan is a renewed focus on the primary problem — closing illegal immigration loopholes.

          The plan calls for Congress to comprehensively rewrite immigration laws in order to stiffen security enforcement on both the border and interior (remember, as much as 40% of illegals are visa overstays). The plan also calls for changes to laws to cut the so-called migration chain, as well as funding for building the border wall and the hiring of more deportation agents. In brief, Trump’s proposal is a three-part plan that highlights border security, interior enforcement and merit-based immigration.
          A senior White House official stated, “Anything that is done addressing the status of DACA recipients needs to include these three reforms and solve these three problems. If you don’t solve these problems, then you’re not going to have a secure border, you’re not going to have a lawful immigration system and you’re not going to be able to protect American workers.
          The Trump administration said that it designed the plan from the ground up after seeking input from the Justice, State and Labor Departments and agents on the ground. They were asked what tools they needed in order to finally get a handle on the problem. The details of this immigration plan are a direct result of that input.
          Trump is rightly focusing on fixing issues of enforcement (or the lack thereof) that have allowed the problem of illegal immigration in the first place before addressing the secondary issue of how to handle the DACA problem ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/articles/51744


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Judge Jeanine, Loesch – NRA, US Gun 
Owners Not The Villains In Vegas, Dems Lying
{rickwells.us} ~ NRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch joined Judge Jeanine Pirro for a conversation about guns in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre... She challenges those who think that more gun control equals safety to explain how they’re going “to elicit cooperation from criminals.” Loesch asks how they plan to get criminals to cooperate with the laws that already exist. She points out that “Universal background checks failed in California, further gun control failed in California, multiple times.”  She points out that the gun free zones are where the greatest loss of life occurs, with Chicago being a prime example that is invisible to Democrat eyes... https://rickwells.us/judge-jeanine-loesch-nra-gun-owners/
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Trump to Ease Some Obamacare Rules
by Solange Reyner
{newsmax.com} ~ President Donald Trump will next week sign an executive order to loosen liar-nObamacare rules, The Wall Street Journal reports... The move comes the same day Trump sent out a tweet that he called Senate Minority leader Chuck clown-Schumer, D-N.Y., to try to revive healthcare legislation after GOP leaders had fallen short in doing so. clown-Schumer later said in a statement that he told Trump Democratic lawmakers were willing to work with him on making necessary fixes to the Affordable Care Act, but that repeal of the law was “off the table.” Trump’s promise to repeal and replace liar-nObamacare has gone unfulfilled, but his order will direct the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury to make it easier for people to buy association health plans, programs providing health coverage via an industry organization to a grouping of businesses that share an affinity or common interest...  https://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-order-ease-obamacare/2017/10...
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Hizballah's Nasrallah Escalates 
Threats as Syria Turns Into Iranian Base
by Yaakov Lappin
{investigativeproject.org} ~ A recent speech by Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah contained unusually aggressive statements, calling for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel, and claiming that a future war would lead to Israel's "demise."... Nasrallah said Israeli Jews should "leave and return to the countries from which they came so they are not fuel for any war that the idiotic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu government takes them to... They will have no secure place in occupied Palestine." The speech echoed rhetoric recently espoused by the Iranian regime and its military officials, who said Tel Aviv would be "destroyed" if Israel made "a mistake," and that Israel would not survive for more than 25 years...  https://www.investigativeproject.org/6758/hizballah-nasrallah-escal...
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Tucker Takes On #BLM Supporter On 
Modern Day Slavery In U.S. Constitution 
by JUSTIN CARUSO
{dailycaller.com} ~ Tucker Carlson sparred with Democratic New York City Council member Jumaane Williams Friday over the U.S. Constitution... They discussed a video of college protesters associated with the Black Lives Matter movement taking over a classroom and chanting “Liberalism is White Supremacy, and “The revolution will not uphold the Constitution.” The Daily Caller co-founder asked, “What exactly do they mean when they say ‘the revolution will not uphold the Constitution?'”...  http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/07/tucker-takes-on-blm-supporter-on-...
VIDEO at the site.
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Spy Cameras Inside Public Toilets – Officials Run, Security Guard Turns Back, Makes Threats
{rickwells.us} ~ The focus of the video report is the California big brother government installing cameras inside the restrooms and changing facilities of a public building... in such a manner that they would be able to spy on Americans and without any notice to the public. Sanbag is the San Bernardino Associated Governments, a group of local governments joined together, often acting outside of public scrutiny, with their offices inside the newly renovated Santa Fe Depot. Part of that ongoing renovation was the recent installation of surveillance cameras inside the women and men’s changing room and toilet... https://rickwells.us/spy-cameras-public-toilets-security/
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The Dead Soul of Stephen Paddock

by Pat Buchanan
{townhall.com} ~ What was his motive? Why did he do it?

Why did Stephen Paddock, 64, rent rooms at the Mandalay Bay hotel, sneak in an arsenal of guns, a dozen of them converted to fully automatic, and rain down death on a country music concert?
 
"We will never know," writes columnist Eugene Robinson.

"There can be no rational argument for mass murder ... nothing can really explain the decision to spray thousands of concertgoers with automatic weapons fire, killing at least 59 and injuring hundreds more."

But while there can be no justification for mass murder, there is an explanation. And like Edgar Allan Poe's "Purloined Letter," it is right there in front of us, in plain sight.

Having chosen to end his life, Paddock resolved to go out in a blaze of publicity. This nobody would leave this life as somebody we would have to remember. He would immortalize himself, as did Lee Harvey Oswald.

Reportedly, Paddock even filmed himself during his massacre.

Ex-Marine sniper Charles Whitman, who murdered his wife and mother, and then climbed up into the Texas University Tower in Austin, 50 years ago, to shoot down 46 people and kill 15, is the prototype.

Whitman's slaughter ended after 96 minutes when a cop climbed up in that tower and shot him. Yet, half a century on, Whitman remains famous. Many of us can yet recall his name and face.

Like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold before Columbine, and Dylan Roof before his sickening atrocity at the black church in Charleston, Paddock wanted to live on as one of the great mass murderers in U.S. history. And he has succeeded. We are today paying him in the currency he craved. He is famous, and we have made him so.
 
Monday, the president spoke at the White House on the "act of pure evil" Paddock perpetrated Sunday night. Network and cable TV anchors and correspondents stampeded to Las Vegas to dig into his background and motivation.

Commentators discoursed on the meaning of it all. Congress is aflame with demands for gun laws against "bump stocks" that turn semiautomatic AR-15s and AK-47s to fully automatic. Paddock's deeds pushed Puerto Rico and North Korea out of the headlines. By Wednesday, Trump himself was in Vegas. Five days later, police and FBI are still searching for the "motive."

Whatever caused Paddock to conclude that ending his life was preferable to living it is not the crucial question. Suicides are not uncommon in America. About three of every four are carried out by white males; 121 are committed daily, with gunshot a common method.

The real question is what turned Paddock into a psychopath without conscience or a moral code that would scream to him that what he was planning was pure evil.

Unlike ISIS terrorists who believe they are soldiers of Islam doing the will of Allah and will achieve paradise for slaughtering infidels, Stephen Paddock did not believe anything like this.

He coolly and patiently plotted mass murder almost for sport. He rented a hotel suite with windows overlooking a coming country music concert, his fighting fort. He ferried in, over five days, half his home arsenal of 40-some guns, with the semi-automatic assault rifles modified to fire fully automatic. He installed cameras to alert him to when police were about to break in and kill him. Then he smashed the windows on his 32nd-floor suite and began firing for 12 minutes.
 
Paddock murdered 59 people he did not know and against whom he had no grievance. How did he come to be a man who treated fellow humans as vermin? And does this say something about our civilization?

In "The Brothers Karamazov," novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky has his character Ivan say, "If God is dead, all things are permissible."

What Ivan meant is that if God does not exist, the idea of God's law, of heaven or hell as reward or punishment, is nonsense. And if it is, there is no man-made law that can deter men who have decided to "end it all."

Consider. Nevada has a death penalty for the mass murder Paddock was preparing to commit. But as he had already decided to end his life after shooting scores of innocent people, no death penalty or any other threatened state punishment could deter him.

Why not carry out his atrocity and end his life knowing that, within days, all of America would know who Stephen Paddock was?

In Shakespeare, Hamlet declares, "Conscience doth make cowards of us all." And so, fearing damnation, Hamlet recoils from ending his life or exacting revenge on the king he believes seduced his mother into complicity in the murder of his father.

In Stephen Paddock, the conscience was dead. He was a dead soul, a moral nihilist, a post-Christian man in a post-Christian age, a monster.

Yet, we are going to see more such men, for we no longer have a convincing answer to that oldest of questions, "Why not?"

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