Simple Outfits for Large Families

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One way to simplify motherhood when you have a large family is to have matching outfits that are coordinated with each day of the week. Coordinating matching outfits means that..

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– you don’t have to hassle with your kids each morning about what to wear. They know what shirt they are suppose to wear each day. 

-it cuts back on laundry and closet space. 6 shirts, 6 pairs of pants, church clothes, a few t-shirts for rough play. That’s it.

-it makes it easier to keep track of them when you’re out and about

– it saves money because you aren’t over buying clothing

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Tips..

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-this works best for children under 12

-polos are a good choice for looking well put together but still be comfortable 

-find bargains at thrift shops and on Kohl’s sales rack

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If They Do It to Trump, I’m Flattered They Do It To Me. Stay Crazy, Crazytown! 😘


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So some random blog has sprung  up seemingly dedicated to making stuff up about me. They have an old blog of mine acrchieved and they have been screen shooting and distorting posts I wrote. Some of those posts are taken out of context, others they have just faked altogether, all of them are over a decade old. Someone even went to the effort of splicing together some of my podcasts in order to make “recordings” of me saying things I never said. 

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I love the smell of desperation in the morning! 🤣

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When I begun my activist work I knew that I would have to be 100% honest about my liberal past, and I have been, while trying to strike a balance of family privacy. I haven’t blurted out every mistake I’ve ever made but I’ve used many in anecdotes in my blogs, vlogs, and Twitter posts about why I left the Left. 

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What I never expected was for people to take 10% truth, or even 0% truth, and fake an entire story about me, but that’s what they do to Trump, so I suppose I’m flattered really! Mine is a story of redemption, it always has been but I was never so far gone down the liberal rabbit whole as these blogs and twitter trolls like to lie and say I was. 

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The funny thing is, if I celebrated my mistakes I’d be a Leftist darling. If I wrapped myself in sin and paraded it around for all to see they would applaud me, but I took a different path, I said wait….stop…this isn’t how I want to live, this isn’t what I want to do and I stopped, threw the car in reverse and got the heck out of crazy town a decade ago! Then I had the nerve to warn others about crazy town and now the crazy town citizens are mad at me for it 😂

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Stay mad crazy town! 🤣👌

15 Reasons I Homeschool


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What are your reasons for homeschooling? It is an often asked question and a long complicated answer! LOL I thought I would write a blog post and try to address the top, most important, reasons my family chooses to home school and some of the benefits we get from home schooling.
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1. The Bible tells parents that they are responsible for their children’s education.

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“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 is probably one of the most quoted yet most ignored scriptures. Many parents abdicate their responsibility these days to personally train up their children. Starting with day care and extending through 13 years of public schooling we allow the majority of our children’s day, for the majority of the week, for the vast majority of their precious years to be spent with strangers simply assuming they will be trained up. Well, they will certainly be “trained up” but will it be in the way they should go – that is to say, the right direction?

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“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them [the words of the Lord] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. ” Deut. 6:5-9

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We cannot really teach the word of God to our children diligently while we sit in our house, while we are going to and from life pursuits, while we are napping or putting them to bed, and when they rise up if you have them in school eight hours per day. 

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Christ taught in Luke 20:25 that we should “Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which be Cæsar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.” My children do not belong to Caesar AKA the government, period. They are not the property of the government to do with as they please. They are made in my earthly image and ultimately in the image of God. They are His and it is my responsibility to be sure I have done everything to guide them back to Him. 

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2. (LDS) The Book of Mormon provides an example of home schooling

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What are the opening lines in the Book of Mormon? 

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 “I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father…” 1 Nephi 1:1 It doesn’t say “I, Nephi, having been born of a goodly State system, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning that the heads of State deemed necessary, developmentally appropriate and politically correct.” 

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3. (LDS) Modern Prophets and LDS church leaders have strongly counseled us to not participate in government schooling

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And when I say “strongly” I don’t mean a stern talking to I mean Brigham Young called those who support public schooling “poor, miserable, apostates!” We were warned to not support government educational systems by Prophets and leaders such as Joseph Smith Jr, Brigham Young, Herber C Kimball, John Taylor, etc and they by no means beat around the bush. 

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“We don’t want infidels to mold the minds of our children.” John Taylor

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To read a huge sampling please visit this site

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4. To create a Christian worldview and combat the religion of secularism

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Make no mistake secularism is a belief system – it is a religion. It is suppose to be a system where religion is treated as neutral but that’s not the reality as it is practiced. Secularism is a belief itself. It is the belief that education somehow can be conveyed without turning to God or His word. Secularism behaves as if we can stick God in one container and education in the other, yet how can we do this when God is the author of everything? How can you teach wisdom on any subject and leave the creator out? It isn’t possible to do! Yet that is exactly what school both public, charter and private attempt to do!

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The scriptures teach us the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom simply cannot be gained any other way except looking at it God’s way! Math becomes God’s recipe for creation, science the result of that recipe, language the gift of communication given to us to use not only with each other but to pray to our Father. Reading is important to learn so that we may read the scriptures and be guided by God’s word that He has given us. Writing supports that learning through scripture study and the ability to share the Gospel with others. Everything is related to God otherwise they are just meaningless half facts on a sheet of paper which are worth nothing eternally. 

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5. Sheltering my child from bad behavior/bad examples

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I was a preschool teacher for many years before having my own children. I also taught kindergarten for a time. I saw first hand how bad behavior set by the bad example of other children. This behavior was like a virus that would infect even the sweetest, best behaved children. 

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I would see a dear child dropped at day care for the first time. Mom was going back to work and the child who had been at home until then was now in a world of children from a variety of backgrounds. I don’t blame the bad behaved children. Some of their parents were alcoholics who hit them, some were ignored, some had mental issues – whatever the problem every school class had at least one or two bad kids and those kids infected the ones around them. 

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Part of the problem was that one teacher cannot guide the emotional and behavioral needs of 30 students at a time. Even 10, all the same age, was too many. Without individual care and attention the class dissolves into a child created, child led hierarchy which places the most aggressive at the top and the weakest firmly at the bottom. 

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My children are constantly praised for their good behavior, their kindness, their patience, their hard work ethic. They weren’t born that way (don’t we wish we could be! LOL) No, I instilled those virtues, through God’s grace, and sheltered my children from the wrong examples of badly behaved children while my children’s minds were too young to properly processes the negative examples of children around them. 

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6. Giving my children real socialization

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The 30 children to 1 adult ratio of most schools is not real socialization. No where else in life will you ever be in such a situation where you are placed only with your peers, plus or minus six months of age. 

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In homeschooling my children interact with their family first -multiple age levels with a variety of ways to interact with them. They learn how to interact with their older siblings, their younger siblings as well as their parents. They go out to museums and playgroups where the population is always varied and changing. They learn to interact with all people, young and old, healthy and sick, smart and challenged, etc in real life settings, not a class room. 

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7. To build strong family ties

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On any given day you might see my 7 year old son is reading a book to his sister who is two while my 10 year old works on answering questions about ancient Greece. Later when Papa gets home the older boys will go with him to get the oil changed on the car and the younger ones will stay home with me to help prepare dinner. 

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We are together all day. My children get to experience a deep family connection that children in school simply cannot because they are sectioned away from each other all day. My children aren’t placed in grades or age groups. They cheerfully interact with older and younger siblings they have never been segmented from. Siblings are best friends – someone to play with, serve and love everyday.

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We get to experience milestones together. We are together when the youngest member of the family takes their first steps. We share in the joy of a child learning to read, we see the baby teeth fall out one by one, we help each other on Scout badges and advancements. Nothing is missed, all is shared. 
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8. A superior education

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It’s no secret that homeschooled children do better on all testing. The attention of loving parents is simply far superior than the best teachers in the public and private system and the homeschooled children learn more. Period. Like any parent I want the best education for my children.

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9. Sexual predators

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Your child is more likely to be sexually abused by a teacher than anyone else. Not a priest, not a Scout leader – a public school teacher. This issues has largely been ignored by the media but has recently gained some traction. Keeping my kids at home keeps them safe. 
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10. School Violence

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School violence is no secret. It seems nearly every week we hear of a school shooting, a school stabbing or other violent act. Home is safer for my children. 

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11. Marxism

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My children are not potential consumers to be branded and exploited yet that is exactly what happens in public schools. They don’t need to be told they are evil for being white or that there is anything wrong with their ancestors. I won’t subject them to brainwashing. No thank you. 

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12. Time with my children as they grow (it goes by so quick!)

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My children are only children for a blink of an eye. The days may seem long but the years are too short! I want to be with my children and I want them to love being with me! I don’t want family day to be Saturdays. That gives me 52 days per year with my children? No way! Everyday is a day to relish in my sweet babies because once they are gone I cannot get those moments back. 

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13. Avoiding Common Core, mental conditioning and data mining

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Government is eroding our rights everyday and one of the main battle grounds is public schools. They are exploiting our children as future slave laborers in Bill Gate’s workforce. It’s no surprise that Bill Gates was the biggest supporter of Common Core. My children are not going to be educated to only ever be low level clerical employees for the elite and I will not have the government trolling and stock piling personal data on my children. My children do not need a “permanent record” following them around in this new digital age based on something they said when they were 7. 

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14. Protect their hearts

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Small children can get their hearts and hopes set on things and people who make promises or who show caring to them. A child may feel all the love and affection for a school teacher that should be directed at their patents and siblings only to discover a year later this precious teacher cannot recall the child’s name. The child is simply one child in a revolving door of children in this adult’s life. That can crush their spirit, their heart and their trust in authority figures, leaving a child who misdirected their love away from their family, feeling completely alone and bitter.

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15. Listening to the Holy Ghost and relying on prayer for guidance

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Listening to the guidance of the Holy Ghost is probably the most important thing we can teach our children. Schools teach this out if them (and of course they are largely successful, they spend more time with our children than we do!). 

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Schools teach children to go to “facts” and “experts” alone for true wisdom. They will present science theory as fact and counsel our children to regard only the footnotes for guidance on what is “true.” However, as anyone who’s tried to research a subject online can attest; finding out the “truth” can be tricky when you can find studies supporting different sides and “experts” who cannot agree. 

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Our public schooled children learn to chase down elusive “facts” as a way to seek truth and guidance in their life and this directs them to ignore the Holy Spirit. In home school we can stop, pray, and wait for revelation as we explore various subject matter. We can gain powerful insight when coupling the “facts” with personal revelation and we strengthen our ability to hear and quickly respond to the guidance of the Holy Ghost in our lives. This relationship with the Holy Ghost will be more instrumental in our children’s successful future than anything they could possibly learn in school. 
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So those are my top reasons. Of course these are my insights and my opinions and many are based on my faith. I don’t judge people who choose to, or who must for the time being, use public schools. I don’t judge public school teachers, many of whom are doing their very best in an imperfect system. Of course good children can come out of public schooling. This isn’t meant as a personal attack or judgment. 

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It isn’t always easy and there are benefits and drawbacks to everything but our children are the most important thing we will do with our lives, the only thing that lives on after us, they’re worth it! 

So, This Happened…

Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with US President Donald Trump prior to the first working session of the G-20 summit.

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Putin has become a sort of hero to the American right due to his passionate Christian beliefs and his willingness to put them into action in thwarting negative influences, such as gay propaganda, and promoting the traditional lifestyles. 

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“First and foremost we should be governed by common sense. But common sense should be based on moral principles first. And it is not possible today to have morality separated from religious values.” -Vladimir Putin 2007

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Congressman Scalise’s Recovery Takes a Turn for the Worse! 

Next to the Bible, I think the Constitution is the most important document ever written.” Steve Scalise

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Please continue praying for Congressman Scalise, he is still in serious condition after he was gunned down by a radical Leftist lunatic. The Daily Caller reported today…
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GOP Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery Thursday in order to treat an infection, as the majority whip continues to suffer complications from a gunshot wound sustained over three weeks ago during a GOP baseball practice. .

“Congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for the management of infection. He tolerated the procedure well. He remains in serious condition,” MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.

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The surgery comes a day after the Scalise was readmitted to the intensive care unit due to the infection. Doctors downgraded his condition from “fair” to “serious” Wednesday

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Congressman Scalise spoke at a 2002 convention of EURO — the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. 

Tattooed Amish 

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I found this image online. I don’t know who this man is, I could only find that he is a convert to the Amish faith and hence, unlike probably any other Amish person you’ll ever meet, he has a tattoo. I have a love hate relationship with tattoos, while they can be beautiful when well done, they can look horrendous when poorly done but my favorite tattoo I think is the one washed away by baptism. You can still see it, the mark of his life before Jesus, but it’s not really there. That tattoo and the man who got it one day, long ago, no longer stand before you. Instead stands a new creation, made in the image of Jesus Christ.

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There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. …” Romans 8: 1-39

Our Bodies Are Temples from God and Socialism Kills Them 


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“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20

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Socialized medicine and government overreach has become headline news in the story of little Charlie Gard. Now President Trump and the Pope have weighed in, publicly supporting Charlie and his family. 

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The Gateway Pundit reports…
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On Thursday President Donald Trump tweeted out his support for terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard. The US President said the United States “would be delighted” to help little Charlie Gard get the treatment he needs. Members of the Trump administration have spoken with family members of terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard. Pope Francis also called for the parents of the baby to be allowed to ‘accompany and treat their child until the end’.”

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Charlie’s battle has drawn in millions around the world who wait anxiously for updates as the little boy’s parents battle for their right to treat his rare condition in the US where other children with the same condition, have survived, the Daily Mail reports…

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Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, is being cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London. The little boy has been at the centre of a lengthy legal battle between his parents, who wanted him to undergo a therapy trial in the US, and specialists at the hospital who said the treatment was experimental and would not help.

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 Charlie’s plight has touched many people and the family received donations totalling more than £1.3million to take him to the US for therapy. His parents’ desire to take him to the US has have been blocked by the High Court, Appeal Court, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights, which backed Great Ormond Street doctors who say he has no hope and should be allowed to die.”

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You can follow Charlie’s mum on Twitter @connie85yates for updates and calls for action, visit CharliesFight.co.uk, their Pay Pal is Connie85yates@gmail.com. 

The “Wall” That Is Trump’s Firm Immigration Talk Is Already Bringing Salvation


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Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭60‬:‭18‬ KJV)

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The Lord is blessing America in so many ways right now and it’s amazing to be able to witness it. We do not yet have a border wall however our President is already creating a wall with his words and actions. By getting tougher on immigration and letting the whole world know that America will no longer tolerate unwelcomed hordes streaming across our borders, would-be illegal migrants are choosing to stay home. Today the New York Times reported…

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Central Americans, ‘Scared of What’s Happening’ in U.S., Stay PutBy KIRK SEMPLEJULY 3, 2017

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CHOLOMA, Honduras — His bags were packed, and the smuggler was ready. If all went well, Eswin Josué Fuentes figured he and his 10-year-old daughter would slip into the United States within days.

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Then, the night before he planned to leave, he had a phone conversation with a Honduran friend living illegally in New York. Under President Trump, the friend warned, the United States was no longer a place for undocumented migrants.

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Shaken, Mr. Fuentes abruptly ditched his plans in May and decided to stay here in Honduras, despite its unrelenting violence and poverty. He even passed up the $12,000 in smuggler fees that his sister in the United States had lined up for the journey.

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I got scared of what’s happening there,” Mr. Fuentes said.

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While some of Mr. Trump’s most ambitious plans to tighten the border are still a long way off, particularly his campaign pledge to build a massive wall, his hard-line approach to immigration already seems to have led to sharp declines in the flow of migrants from Central America bound for the United States.

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Continue reading the main story

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Hopefully Mr. Fuentes will stay put and build up HIS country and create a civilization for HIS posterity in their own land as God instructs us to. By not giving people like Fuentes an easy out, Trump is helping to build up a hardworking Christian world of personal responsibility rather than one of demographic genocide and theft. God bless you President Trump! Please keep fighting for us!