The U.S. Supreme Court is close to handing down its ruling on whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The question of citizenship has been on the census in the past, but the same question today is a political powder keg because of how leftists view illegal aliens living here as “Unregistered Democrats.” Many are against it because Donald Trump is the one proposing it. Trump Derangement Syndrome is very strong among those who go against a president’s Constitutional authority simply because it’s Donald Trump.
There have been many legal challenges since the question was announced in early 2018.
People against the citizenship question have cited studies (there’s always a study) that say the question may lead to an inaccurate population count. I think they really fear the exact opposite. Leftists have been telling us since the 1980’s that there are 11 million illegal aliens living in the country. If we know that hundreds of thousands enter the country illegaly every year, with an outlook of one million coming in this year alone, it stands to reason that the number of illegals living in the country is much higher, and leftists don’t want the real number to be exposed.
Another reason leftists don’t want the question added to the census is because the population count is the data that the federal government uses to determine congressional districts, and the number of people living in certain areas determines how much federal funding states get. This one is particularly despicable. Leftists want to count lawbreakers who are here illegally as citizens in order to bump up the amount of federal funding for states, creating an artificial need for higher dollar amounts for grants and funding for programs, etc. which is supposed to go toward American citizens. Illegals should get no federal funding whatsoever, but that money, and the potential for future Democrat Party registrations, is where we are in this debate.
I don’t think anyone can name any other country that you can enter illegally, take social benefits at the cost of its citizens, not register for the draft, get a driver’s license, and then get counted in a government census as a citizen. The very fact that groups of people are arguing against the citizenship question is a dire warning that something has gone very wrong with a segment of our society. Can someone please let Satan know that there’s a hole in his fence?
The administration has been adamant in its insistence that including the question is necessary to enforce the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Leftists, who will go to any length to win any cause, are now spitting and jumping up and down over a potential political motivation behind adding the citizenship question. Of course it’s bullschtein, but when has using bullschtein ever stopped Democrats in the past? It’s practically in their platform.
From The Hill:
Critics say that records found on the hard drive of late GOP strategist Thomas Hofeller, who earned a reputation for helping Republicans in the redrawing of several key district maps in recent years, show he was involved in the creation of the citizenship question.
Emails between Hofeller, who died last year, and Mark Neuman, a top census adviser to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, have been filed in New York federal court as evidence that the question is designed to benefit Republicans.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has filed the court documents, has pointed to a 2015 study conducted by Hofeller that found a citizenship question would help Republicans in redistricting while harming Hispanic communities.
In Maryland, another lawsuit on the census question revealed court documents showing Hofeller and Census Bureau staffer Christa Jones corresponded in 2015 about the question. It’s interesting how now many leftists are throwing Barack Obama under the bus to get what they want, as if discarding an old tool that ran out of its usefulness.
Judge George Hazel, an Obama appointee (of course) who is overseeing the Maryland case, has opined that he will reconsider the question of discriminatory intent behind the citizenship question being proposed in light of the “new evidence.”
Oh Puhleeeeease! The bottom line here is that nobody has said that illegal aliens won’t be counted. They just won’t be counted as citizens — and there is no legal reason they should be. They will be counted as illegal aliens, or “non-citizens”, “Future Democrats” or whatever less offensive term leftists accept.
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