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The Left Wants To Stop Census Citizenship Question to Destroy Representative Government

left census citizenship question governmentThe rising chorus of the leftist meme reveals the legitimate fear they have for the move by the Trump Administration to ask one simple question on the upcoming Census; are you a citizen of the United States? To hear the horde of so-called “progressive” mouthpieces you would think the act of asking this question is tantamount to renouncing both the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence. The hyper-ventilating was on full display on April 15 by Catherine Rampell in the Pravda (Washington) Post in her piece, “The Trump administration’s census question degrades our data — and our democracy.”

According to Comrade Rampell, asking if a person is a citizen will accomplish two vile goals of the Trump dystopia. It will degrade the data collected by the Census and, of course, it will be a spike into the heart of our cherished mythological democracy. Unfortunately, on both counts the radical anti-American Left are dead wrong. In fact, they are aggressively demonstrating their long-term goals on destroying both honest data analytics and any semblance of representative government.

In the 15 Censuses conducted since 1870, the question has been asked in all but three cases. So, far from being some nefarious new weapon dreamed up by the Trump team, it is the historic norm to ask such a question. The more important question we should be asking ourselves is why the anti-American Left is so zealous in their demands that it not be asked? The answer, I fear, is all too apparent. They want open borders. They want an end to a sovereign United States. They crave the death of the principles of individual liberty, self-governance, and the rule of law. Every single act they take is aimed at these goals.

But, as we all know too well, facts no longer matter all that much in the post-reality world birthed by social media billionaires test marketing narratives to convince us to commit political suicide. So, let’s look at Rampell’s contentions.

First, data manipulation is exactly what asking the immigrant question is designed to prevent.  Leftwing state governments are spending literally hundreds of millions of tax dollars to stack the census numbers. California will spend more than $150 million to push illegal immigrants to “answer the Census.” Illinois, who can’t pay their lottery winners or vendors, will spend $25 million to do the same thing. New York will spend $40 million. Why? Simple. Since federal funds are based on residents they want to grab as much money as they can from Uncle Sucker.

And the larger issue is representation in Congress itself. All three of the states listed above are projected to lose seats after the 2020 count. But all are spending heavily to get anyone who can hold a breath to respond to the Census in a raw power grab, to keep their over-represented rotten boroughs to centime their drive for control. If the question being asked makes it more difficult to get illegal aliens to pile on to stake the count and rig the Census, the Left will have to fight it tooth and nail, it is existential for them. And in fact, it is existential for the United States. If the question on citizenship is not asked, the final death rattle will not be far off.

Secondly, Rampell makes the now obligatory assertion that “the administration jeopardizes our democratic and economic health…” It seems that anything Trump wants to do hurts their “democracy.” It is all pure contrivance. We need to all remember the famous definition of democracy as two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. As a representative republic, the United States was never and is not now a “democracy.” It is a system of checks and balances designed to keep the passions of the moment from harming the fundamental value; liberty.

And diluting our voting rolls with non-citizens harms liberty by diminishing the votes of all citizens.  Padding the numbers of residents strikes a blow to liberty by triggering some bureaucratic formula to force small, independent states to pay for the insanity and perversity of a handful of leftist strongholds.

There is every reason to believe the citizenship question will survive. Even a John Roberts will find it a death blow to his frayed reputation to deny what has been done for 120 years to be done again. We all just need to be prepared for the temper tantrum that is sure to follow and do all that can be done to ensure the 2020 Census does not become the death notice of the United States.

Reprinted with permission from - Daily Torch - by Bill Wilson

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David Wilson

Question is 100% valid as the government of this country is intended to represent the citizens, not foreigners.

Doris Lauter

Elections to pick who will represent our country should emphatically be American born only. We don’t want someone from the Congo or Iran picking our next
politicians. People like Omar do not belong here. She is anti-American. Clearly, she wasn’t born here with our values.

Alice

The dems want socialism really bad. They want to rule this country. I can’t believe they do not know past history about how it does not work! But, I guess that is because they stopped teaching it in our schools just to satisfy the P.C.’ers. Now, look where that has gotten us. In a HUGE pickle barrel.

Bruce David

You need an ID in MI to vote or to purchase alcohol, to register a vehicle, a firearm, one needs to show an ID to enter a federal building, even to purchase a pellet pistol in today’s paranoid environment. In Colonial times, one needed to be a registered land owner to vote to why should having an ID for voting, which helps prevent voter fraud, be such a problem for Democrats? Hell, Dems have no problem providing drivers licenses to illegal aliens in many parts of the country anyway so they can collect welfare!

LISA MYERS

It is of the utmost importance that we (Americans) stop any and all tactics from the Left and any other people’s from destroying Our Country! The question of Citizenship should be asked, and there Should Never be a None Born American allowed to run for any Political Office as they do not have our values! We Must Protect Our American Values and Dreams at All Cost! We the American People Believe in Father God, his Son Jesus Christ, and their Spirit The Holy Ghost, and we should never allow anyone to come into our Christian Country unless they are going to agree with this statement and agree to do whatever it takes to Protect Our Values as a citizen of The United States of America! Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion isn’t Freedom to Destroy what America Stands for! If anyone becomes a Legal Citizen Of The United States… Read more »

Lindsey

Not only can you NOT fix stupid, you also cannot measure the depth of it. For anyone to push to override what our Founding Fathers put in place 200+ years ago should be considered treason and all penalties applied.

Ralph Ormsbee

Congress is no longer American. It is a Terrorist Crime Organization out to destroy America for Personal Gains

Mike

Cut to the core of the problem with illegals. Rewrite the stupid laws that says Come to America, The stupid Americans will give you everything for free. No work neccessary. I’m not against immigration as long as it’s done the legal way and you earn what you get otherwise the freebies are ending. This generation hasn’t a clue about being a patriotic citizen. As AOC says, You can work if you want too, but you don’t have to. Bulletin Bulletin THE GOVERNMENT WILL NEVER FULLY TAKE CARE OF YOU THE WAY YOU MIGHT THINK IN SOCIALISM. ASK VENEZUELAN CITIZENS!

Alan Finley

I believe President Trump should drop off 2,500 Illegal Immigrants right in front of Nancy Polios mansion. Remember she lives in the rich area of sanctuary city. I’m sure she will just love her new neighbors like MS-13, Murderers, Rapist etc.

WC Litzinger

We stopped asking how many Slaves you owned, would think the Dems went crazy on that one too?

David

I’m in southwest Michigan. My U.S. Representative is a republican. Michigan’s 2 U.S. Senators are democrats. I poised the following to all 3 over a month ago: “Of the 435 voting seats of the U.S. House of Representatives, the number of representatives (seats) each state is allocated is determined by the census. If, during the census, U.S. citizenship could be determined – would the calculation to determine the number of seats a state gets use only the count of those that are citizens or would it still include those that are not citizens?” I’ve heard nothing back and, frankly, I’m not surprised as I suspect they want those that are here illegally here and they want more to come. Most sanctuary states and cities are very left leaning. By allowing those that are here illegally to be used in the calculation determining the number of seats a state will have,… Read more »

Keith Borgh

The govenor of wi wants to give all illegals, IDs and Drivers License, we have to stop all this crap now.

cptphil

Not only should there be citizenship questions on the census (as there has been in the past, saner times), but we need to start rounding up illegals wherever and whenever found. This includes border crossers, visa violators, anyone here in violation of our laws. These are Illegal Aliens. They are not “undocumented”. They are not “immigrants”. They are criminals. They should be biometrically identified and given a compass heading to the nearest border crossing. Any assets seized and converted to cash to fund THEIR removal. They should also NOT receive a work permit while awaiting an asylum judgment, and should NOT be turned loose. It’s time to “nullify” the court “opinions” limiting the time criminals can be held in custody, INCLUDING how long they can be separated from children. Hell, US Citizens who go to jail or prison don’t get to take their kids with them, pretrial OR post-trial!.

T Anderson

Even with the citizenship questions…..are they always truthful. One would hope.

Tommy

The Citizenship question was used through the 1950 census. It was then modified and 20% would receive the “long-form” which asked about citizenship, the short form did not. After 2000 the long form was discontinued. They began using the “American Community Survey” (ACS). It is used annually but only goes to 1 in 38 families. It asks the same exact “Citizenship” question. It also asks: race, age, income, do you have an unmarried partner, a T.V. etc. A lot more invasive than “Are you a Citizen”? I have never heard Democrats complain about this form. The United Nations recommends members ask a citizenship question. (361-page U.N. report “Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses”)

Ronald Rice

I think we need a lesson on our form of government. It isn’t a democracy. It a representative government. We elect people to represent us in Congress. The number of representatives from any one state is decided by the number of people living in its boarders. The south liked this because they were able to count each slave as 3/5 person. It is also interesting at that time the democrats were is control of the southern governments and this counting system gave an unfair advantage in the census. This gave them a stronger voting block in Congress. Looks like they learned, the democrats, from their leaders of the past, and are trying to stack the deck. This will aid in voting.

Richard

Omar as a Congressional representative in 2019 is like a nazi or jap war criminal being let into America and elevated to Congressman in 1946. The citizenship question on the census being asked is tied to voter identification verification, the Left is invested in countermanding both.

Jack Lipomi

AOC and the rest of these DemoRats don’t care how much of the treasury they give away to gain power. It is that simple. POWER! Free stuff for all. Vote for me. Pocahontas is now proposing to forgive all the student debt. Do you realize how many votes that will buy. A JUBILEE. when the gov’t proposes to forgive all debt we the working class get hurt bad. That has the same affect as printing money. What money you have saved becomes worthless.

this is

I’m all for asking whether a person is or is not, an American citizen!! When we fill out surveys of any kind, I noticed that that question is always included, so why not in the Census survey too? This is America and we do have the right to ask that question…whenever we visit foreign countries, don’t they always ask us about our citizenship as noted in our passports,,, so what is the big deal????? America is slowly becoming a hateful country, not to the illegals or immigrants, but to its natural born citizens, and how is asking someone if he/she is or is not an American citizen going to be “bad for our democracy?” It is our right! What are they going to do if Everyone who fills out the Census form decides not to claim to be an American citizen although they are? What then? Are they going to… Read more »

dee button

Are some people in our government out of their Freekin mind?!? There is a reason for the citizenship question, and has been, as mentioned since 1870. We as citizens do not have a problem with answering the question. Only those who are not citizens would have any issues, or of course the dem’s who want to destroy our democracy.