Operation Underground Railroad's Tim Ballard meets with Ivanka Trump, politicians regarding human trafficking

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  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Oct. 27, 2017 9:52 p.m.

    @Jvkswm: And you expressed this same concern when Bill Clinton lauded him and Hillary as a two for one deal?

    First lady has no official power in this nation. But they all tend to exercise influence and try to do good in various ways.

    Melana Trump has taken a pretty minimal role as first lady, focusing more on being a mom.

    Prior presidents without wives (widowed or bachelor) have enlisted the help of some other woman to help with the social duties typically performed by the first lady. See Dolley Madison's service to Jefferson before her husband was elected President.

    President Trump was using his adult, accomplished daughter as an unpaid advisor. She is now an unpaid white house employee subject to all usual government ethics rules. If she were anyone but the President's close relative she could be paid.

    Pretty crass partisan politics to complain about someone in the first family representing the President (for free) and assisting with efforts to reduce the worldwide child sex trade.

    Hillary lost. Trump won. Move on.

  • Jvkswm Rochester, NY
    Oct. 27, 2017 4:21 p.m.

    When did the role of first daughter make one a government leader with authority? Had Chelsea Clinton or one of mr Obama’s daughters did this, the republicans would have gone on the war path.

  • JdTNvUTxred33317 Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 27, 2017 9:53 a.m.

    Ssev must not know about OURS, because these anti trafficking centers have helped in other countries already. A main reason for them are for the victims of the trafficking. But there's gotta be at least one critic even on things that are trying to be done to help others.

  • ssev Maple Grove, MN
    Oct. 27, 2017 8:19 a.m.

    “Ballard discussed legislation put forth by Sen. Hatch to help in the fight against human trafficking around the world. … Ballard spoke of one day creating an anti-trafficking center. … ‘This is what we need for trafficking.’…”

    What we need to eliminate human trafficking is something else. Charities that claim to being eliminating human trafficking in the world have failed, except for the purpose of alleviating people's guilt and paying the executive and administrative salaries and benefits of the charities themselves.

    Human trafficking is often the result of poor families needing to put food on the table. The United States could provide child prostitutes and their families the basics for human survival—food, clothing, shelter, health care and education.

    The U.S. could print the money with the same printer they use to bail out fat cat investment bankers and corporations and then cap inflation on the basics for human survival to one percent per annum. It’s that simple; and the U.S. will have no excuse, if it does not implement this plan immediately; for they are put on notice that it will be held accountable.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 26, 2017 10:06 p.m.

    We have heard Timothy Ballard speak several times in the past. He is a remarkable man with a mission in life to help save children around the world from sex-trafficking. He has been enormously successful, but there is so much more to do to combat this evil. He has tremendous skill and vision as a former CIA agent. I hope his efforts will encourage the WH's help in fighting this plight in our world. I applaud his heart-felt efforts!

    Tim is also a gifted author of several books on the founding of our great country. These books are well documented and a source of inspiration to the validity of great God-fearing men.