Startling New Stats From Obama’s Own Administration Just Gave Trump A Big Boost

One of the main, recurring themes of Donald Trump’s campaign for president has been the many problems that illegal immigration presents for the United States and the pressing need to secure the southern border. While Trump’s fiery language about the controversial issues surrounding illegals has opened him up to criticism, his dogged attention to the subject has certainly been a major propellant for his candidacy and front-runner status.

And right on time for adding fuel to Trump’s fire, a new analysis of data from Obama’s Census Bureau shows that there’s now a record number of immigrants in the U.S.; and this huge number is being driven up substantially by illegals flooding across the country’s border with Mexico.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) — an independent, non-partisan research organization — has dug down into government stats and discovered: “Since 2009, some 2.5 million new illegals have settled in the country, with Mexico as the top sending country.” The CIS analysis also finds that the number of illegal immigrants now residing in the United States is likely to be close to 12.4 million.

“If correct, this would mean that the illegal population grew significantly since 2013,” states the CIS report. “Of course, this represents only an educated guess,” it adds.

…the evidence, while preliminary and incomplete, does indicate that the number of illegal immigrants has increased in the last two years.

And about Trump’s argument concerning the origin of the illegal immigrant population flooding across the border, the Center for Immigration Studies notes:

Most researchers have estimated that individuals from Mexico and Latin America accounted for eight in 10 illegal immigrants in the country.15 The significant growth of immigrants from all of Latin America over the last two years lends support to the idea that the number of illegal immigrants has begun to increase again.

In its report on the CIS analysis, the Washington Examiner notes: “The total Mexican immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached 12.1 million in the second quarter of 2015 — the highest quarterly total ever.” Overall, says the CIS, the immigrant population in the U.S. rose to a record level of more than 42 million in the second quarter of this year.

The Examiner article also takes note of polling that shows “the public wants action to stop the surge of illegal immigrants and new foreign workers.”

A recent national survey by Rasmussen Reports found that “60% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. government is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are in this country illegally. That shows little change from April but is up from 52% in April of last year.”

Continuing his campaign to draw attention to illegal immigration, GOP front-runner Donald Trump fired up an audience just outside of Detroit earlier this week, connecting the crowd’s concern about illegals with their interest in keeping auto manufacturing jobs in the United States. Crain’s Detroit Business reported on Trump’s harsh criticism of the Ford Motor Co.:

“Ford is building a $2.5 billion plant in Mexico,” he roared to a packed auditorium in Birch Run, and 2,000 voices responded with lusty boos. “I’ll actually give them a good idea. Why don’t we just let the illegals drive the cars and trucks right into our country?”

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Satanic Statue Comes To Detroit – Is There No Price To Pay?

After a long reign as the auto capital of the world, the beleaguered city of Detroit was last seen (in 2012) asking President Obama to bail them out since over 75 percent of them pulled the levers to get him re-elected to office. Now, the city has become the host of Satan’s statue, complete with two adoring, admiring and worshiping children as part of the display.

On July 25, 2015, the city plunged to a new low as city leaders decided to allow the unveiling of the one ton statue of Satan (Baphomet) by the “Satanic Temple,” after being rejected by the State of Oklahoma.

Following the unveiling, a party was held in the warehouse district that, after being rained out, produced about 400 revelers, while some estimate the crowd was upwards of 700 people, who noisily partied under the banner of a lighted inverted cross.

Why would a city almost destroyed by economic woes place the statue of what the Bible calls “the destroyer” in its neighborhoods–and follow up with a party?

This question is the easiest to answer since some of the other appellations of Satan, who is referred to nine times as the destroyer, give a strong clue to the clueless. Satan is the one who leaves the nations “desolate” (Dan 9: 27).

The second question is far more serious.

Why does the statue come with adoring children?

People paid $75.00 to be photographed sitting on the statue, and in some cases groping each other – all done figuratively in the presence of children. Is this tacit confirmation of child abuse in the minds of the satanically seduced?

Isn’t this carrying the effort to enforce the separation of “church and state” a bit too far? This is more like the separation of people from their brains.

Some would say that since the unveiling roused only a mere 400 adherents, there shouldn’t be much to worry about. There is not a national trend toward worshiping Satan underfoot.

The statue of Baphomet is symptomatic of a generation-long delivering of our children to Satan’s front door. Educators, Hollywood, the media, loose politicians, and apostate churches are all ushering the little ones into the Godlessness that is prophetically promised to precede the emergence of Satan in the flesh, otherwise known as the antichrist.

Is there no price to pay for this?

There is a terrible price to pay.

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” (Eze 18: 20)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Ro 6: 23)

Lining our children up to face spiritual death is a kind of child abuse that may not invoke the intervention of child services, but has far more deadly consequences than the imagination is capable of understanding.

The amazing thing about the gospel message is that God has decided that no one needs to pay up if they wise up. He is the propitiation for our sins, and that is a theological way of saying what is blaringly simple; he has paid the price for us by his death on the cross of Calvary. Through simple repentance and starting off in a new direction, we can get that bill marked “paid in full.”

Sadly, many believe that a person pays for his own sins, and nations are not held accountable – not so. The death of nations, including ours, is always on the table in God’s economy.

“If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.” (Jeremiah 18:7-8 ESV)

In 1989, Cashbox Magazine listed author Harold McWhorter’s song, “Sin Will Take You Farther,” as number 1; and it remained there for eleven months. McWhorter was the principal of Tallapoosa High School and worked in the Georgia public school system for many years.

McWhorter summarized the plight of many people today who, after waltzing down many darkened pathways that lead to despair, realize that sin is not only the only thing at the end of the path–but it is what gives full definition to the term “dead-end.”

As a child I foolishly turned God away
Not knowing the heartache a sinner must face
But God in His goodness has let me return
To share with His children this lesson I’ve learned

Sin will take you farther than you want to go
Slowly but wholly taking control
Sin will leave you longer than you want to stay
Sin will cost you far more than you want to pay

How far will we go as a nation before we can say these words?

Time is not on our side.

Really, Detroit, a statue of Satan with adoring children?

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Kid Rock To Confederate Flag Protesters: ‘Kiss My…’

So this is a thing now. There are people protesting outside the Detroit Historical Museum because of their Kid Rock display, protesting the exhibit because the rocker has used the Confederate Flag as symbolism… in the past. Yeah.

Now, mind you, they aren’t protesting Kid Rock using the flag today or in the past few weeks. They are protesting the fact that he has used the flag in the past. Like, ever. Kid Rock’s response? Well…

“PLEASE TELL THE PEOPLE PROTESTING THEY CAN KISS MY AS…K ME SOME QUESTIONS.”

As for the museum they are protesting? The flag isn’t even displayed anywhere

“The Kid Rock Music Lab is one of 10 permanent exhibitions at the Detroit Historical Museum,” the museum said in a statement, WXYZ reports. “Kid Rock’s contribution to Detroit’s music history is significant and warrants his inclusion along with other key figures like Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Aretha Franklin and Eminem. There are no displays of the Confederate flag in the Kid Rock Music Lab or anywhere else inside the Detroit Historical Museum.”

So this is where we are now. Protesting a museum, that isn’t displaying the flag, over their exhibit of a musician who has used the flag in the past, but not recently… and we aren’t even sure when the last time was.

Political correctness is exhausting.

Look around you, Ellen! We’re at the thresholds of hell!

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Thugs Broke Into A Cancer Survivor’s House And Threatened Her. They Didn’t Know What Was Up Her Sleeve…

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A Detroit woman, a cancer survivor who goes by the name of Ms. Dee, was the victim of a home invasion Tuesday night.

Sound asleep, Ms. Dee was awakened around 2 a.m. to the sound of glass shattering. Four or five men entered her home through the bedroom window they busted. One of the men pointed a gun at her.

Unbeknownst to the intruders, Ms. Dee had a gun as well. She was able to get to her weapon and described what happened next as “gunfire.” She was shot in the lower leg by one of the suspects. She felt confident that she was able to shoot one of the intruders as he scrambled back out of the window.

It is unknown if there have been any arrests in the case. The offenders fled the scene once Ms. Dee wielded her weapon. Her brother had a warning for the intruders and anyone else who wanted to think about breaking into his sister’s home. He stated: “I do not care who’s doing it. I’m not calling out no races. I’m not calling out no ages or nothing like that. If you break into our home, we are going to kill you.”

Ms. Dee has had a weapon in her home for three years. Its purchase was prompted by a home invasion that happened three years ago. No one was in the home during that break-in. She bought the gun in order to protect herself from situations like the one she experienced on Tuesday.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig stated that people in their homes do not always have the luxury of dialing 911. Immediately upon a situation of immediate threat, much like the one Ms. Dee faced, citizens have the right to defend themselves.

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Ms. Dee joked after the incident that she must be a cat. After all, she is a cancer survivor; and now her home has been broken into twice.

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Detroit Dems Blame GOP For Water Cutoff

Detroit: we have a water problem. In case you hadn’t heard, at the end of May 2015, the City of Detroit made the historic decision to cut off water to residents behind on their water bills–$50 million behind.

The angry masses are looking for someone to point their fingers at. So, slippery Detroit Democrat leaders are blaming Republicans for being forced to shut off water to their constituents.

But when questioned how Democrats can still be blame-shifting after Detroit has had more than 53 years of consecutive Democrat rule, the Detroit Democrat Party leadership’s collective attitude could be paraphrased as follows:

“Before we ran those blasted Republicans out of office in 1962, they messed up Detroit so badly that we’re still recovering. We can’t even keep the water running from all their mess-ups.”

For the record, the last Republican Mayor in Detroit was Louis Mirianii. He was born in 1897 in the early days of Vaudeville, serving as mayor from 1957 until 1962. That was so long ago, we couldn’t even find a color picture of his honor!

Today, Democrat Mayor Mike Duggan presides over Detroit–the largest city in history to file for bankruptcy. But he prefers to focus attention on the city of Baltimore, which surpassed 100 shootings in May of 2015 and also is sending water shut-off notices.

Hmm…so what do Democrat Baltimore and Democrat Detroit have collectively besides water bill collection problems? 100 years of Democrat rule!

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