Tuesday, February 7th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Kevin Swanson
Comparison of Cost of Border Wall to That of Illegal Immigration
President Donald Trump signed executive orders last week that would add thousands more Border Patrol agents, more detention centers, and authorize existing federal funds for the “immediate construction of a physical wall.” This follows up on his campaign promise offered to the American people.
“On day one, we will begin working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall.”
The World View spoke to Dave Ray of the Federation for American Immigration Reform who compared the one-time cost of the border wall vs. the exorbitant annual cost of illegal aliens.
“A study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform found that illegal immigration costs American taxpayers $113 billion annually. So, while it costs $15 to $25 billion one time to put up the wall to deter illegal immigration, the cost of doing nothing is astronomically higher. In fact, in about a month’s worth or two of illegal immigration, we would have had the wall paid for and lots of change to spare.”
Their $113 billion estimate of the annual cost of illegal aliens to the American taxpayers even takes into account the taxes that the illegals pay for goods and services. The top four federal outlays for illegal aliens by percentage are 29% for public school education, 27% for law enforcement, 21% for healthcare, and 16% for public assistance.
Vice President Pence Acknowledges Support for Homosexuality
Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged his support for homosexuality on ABC’s This Week. He touted the president as the “very first Republican nominee to mention the LGBTQ community at our Republican National Convention and was applauded for it.” And Pence said, “I was there applauding with him.” Pence defended the president’s continued support for President Obama’s policy that forbids federal contracting with firms that take a position against homosexuality.
Obama issued the Executive Order (Number 13672) just two years ago in July of 2014. President Trump has yet to sign an Executive Order protecting religious freedoms for Christians.
Norwegian Lutherans Approve Homosexual Marriage
The Norwegian Lutheran church has voted to permit their pastors to conduct homosexual faux-weddings. The officiating text for weddings will be modified to make it gender neutral.
They join the Evangelical Church in Germany, the German Lutherans, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Geneva, the Evangelical Lutherans in the United States, the Church of Iceland, the Church of Denmark, the Church of Sweden, and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands in the apostasy of the West.
Romans 11:20 says, “Because of unbelief [their branches] are broken off. . . Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.”
Catholic Priest in Italy Accused of Fornication with 30 Women
The Roman Catholic Church is ravaged by more scandals, as reported in The Independent. Now, a priest in Padua, Italy is being accused of committing fornication with 30 women and bringing sexual sin into the church itself. The church is looking at defrocking one priest, and allowing another priest involved to continue in his ministry, because “his involvement was partial and occasional.”
Vote on Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education Expected Today
Conservatives and liberals alike are watching the Betsy DeVos confirmation vote for Secretary of Education, expected later today. It’s a 50-50 split now, with Vice President Mike Pence likely to break the tie. Leftist groups, teachers’ unions, and others are funding television ads, and jamming phone lines at the nation’s capital to stop the nomination.
Homeschooling Parents in NYC Investigated for “Educational Neglect”
Homeschooling parents in New York City are suing after the family was needlessly investigated by Child Protective Services.
Directly after registering her children for homeschooling, Tanya Acevedo received a knock on the door from the local CPS, investigating her for “educational neglect.” The Home School Legal Defense Association is helping with the legal challenge.
The Patriots Win the Super Bowl
The sports gurus are calling it the greatest comeback in Superbowl history. The New England Patriots were trailing behind the Atlanta Falcons 28-3 towards the end of the third quarter, and plowed back to tie the score by the end of the fourth. A touchdown in overtime gave the victory to the Patriots. Quarterback Tom Brady is the first to take his team to five Super Bowl wins, but he did not give the glory to God. Major media sources reported that Brady used the word “hell” several times to describe the game.
We remember from Acts 12:23 that “…because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down.”
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.