Detroit is among the most liberal American cities, and is impoverished by Leftist policies. It is the largest city in the state of Michigan, and the 11th most populous city in the United States. It has a population of 871,121 and is 138 square miles in size. Founded by French explorer Antoine Cadillac on July 24, 1701 as Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the city reached a peak population of about 1.85 million in 1950, but has now declined to less than half that. It is part of the American Rust Belt, a group of formerly prosperous cities that, due to mismanagement, became so beholden to liberal interests that industry failed, for the most part. Social programs, of which there are many due to the poor economy in these cities, are a continuing drain on Detroit's finances and government.
Designated as America's most liberal city, Detroit is predominantly Democrat. Every mayor in Detroit's recent history was a Democrat. Michigan is a more conservative state, though the population is centered in urban areas such as Detroit. While there are many more Republican counties in the state, Michigan has voted Democratic in every Presidential election after 1988 until Republican Donald Trump won the State of Michigan in 2016 by 0.23% of the vote (narrowest victory for a presidential candidate in Michigan electoral history) partly because of the very liberal politics of the state (see Kwame Kilpatrick).
The first permanent structure built in Detroit was a Catholic church.
Detroit is known for being the center of the American auto industry, as well as the home of many long-suffering football fans.
Due to decades of leftist government, Detroit is one of the most crime ridden cities in the United States. Hundreds of Murders take place in the city every year, and one is more likely to be a victim of violent crime in Detroit than in most US cities.
Gun control has been a colossal failure in Detroit, with most guns being in the hands of gang members and other criminals.
- Crowder, Steve, Detroit in RUINS! (Crowder goes Ghetto). PJ Media, YouTube Channel: Uploaded on Dec 21, 2009. Louder with Crowder YouTube channel