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CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION










(1) The Supreme Law of the land - the U.S. Constitution as amended - says the main purpose of the census is 'counting the whole number of persons in each State' towards representation and that those qualifying as citizens are actually a subset of that whole, specifically those 'born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof'. A penalty is applied to the proportion of representation for denying or abridging the rights of eligible citizens to vote for certain offices but not for any failure or exclusion in enumerating non-citizens in the aggregate such as 'Indians not taxed', though such mandated exclusions beyond that would be unconstitutional. It is Congress' prerogative to implement the census 'in such Manner as they shall by Law direct'. [Article 1 : Section 2., Amendments XIII & XIV] Expansion of citizens eligible to vote and American Indian citizenship were incorporated by later amendments and/or statutes.



(2) The U.S. Census site itself says: 'Through the decades, the census has collected data on race, ancestry, education, health, housing, and transportation. An examination of the questions asked during each census illustrates changes in our nation's understanding of race, the impact of immigration, growth of the Hispanic population, and computer usage. As a result of the census's evolution, the constitutionally mandated census has grown to provide important information about the U.S. population and its housing. Coupled with data from the economic and government censuses and demographic and economic surveys, the U.S. Census Bureau provides governments, scholars, planners, businesses, and individuals the data they need to build schools, plan highways, open businesses, and {re-}distribute the billions of dollars in federal spending that sustains a growing population.' As for its confidentiality: 'Title 13 requires that responses to Census Bureau surveys and censuses be kept confidential and used for statistical purposes only.'

How constitutional are all these redistribution programs which rely on the expanded census questions? How do the various interrogatives about all these topics impact all the various demographics? How do they affect the response rates especially of citizens? Where is the concern about all of that?



(3) The Census Bureau also carries out a yearly 'American Community Survey' (ACS). They say: 'We randomly select about 3.5 million addresses each year to respond to the survey.' & 'The American Community Survey includes questions that will not be asked in the 2020 Census, and the two serve different purposes.'

There is complaint that many of the questions go too far such as citizenship, race and relationship status. Fines of up to $5000 may be levied for not answering the survey. Have those opposed to the citizenship question being included on the census addressed these concerns?

Census Bureau says on the site concerning the ACS: 'The Census Bureau is legally bound to strict confidentiality requirements. Individual records are not shared with anyone, including federal agencies and law enforcement entities. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents' answers with anyone—not the IRS, not the FBI, not the CIA, and not with any other government agency.'

Despite these assurances, wasn't the NSA supposed to be more discerning with its monitoring when carried out on U.S. citizens? How about the DOJ and FBI in relation to the Trump campaign? Doesn't China have good information on U.S. citizens through weak defenses of U.S. government data? Yet there is still sentiment about to shrug off such concerns. There are those saying that people who have done nothing wrong have nothing to worry about. However, when it is revealed that internet cookies are used to tag internet traffic for corporate advertising there is outrage.



(4) Today's I-9 form implementation demands: 'All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization.'

As well the Anti-Discrimination Notice at the top of the instructions of the I-9 form says it is totally legal in the end result to discriminate against aliens not authorized to work in the U.S.





CONCLUSION:



Now in light of all this and probably other notable examples -- How could the Supreme Court, U.S. Congress, states, local governments or departments, officeholders, spokespeople, think tanks and other courts about them who approve or do not oppose the more expansive, multi-question census ever consistently articulate against having one mere citizenship question included with the U.S. Census? Some reasonable, voluntary expansion of the census questions with disclaimers is okay. Perhaps if the citizenship question is deemed voluntary the controversy will go away as those who are citizens will likely want to indicate such position. Nevertheless, having it included should not be such a controversy. Meanwhile, other less relevant, invading and too numerous questions demanded does become overbearing especially with today's federal largesse and abuses. Compare and contrast the former non-citizen, indigenous Indians who payed taxes and got counted to today's illegal invaders self-excluding themselves in the count.


So where are those opposing the census citizenship question on all that? Are the privacy or disadvantage concerns of citizens or other impacted demographics backseat to those of illegal aliens? Congress owes us for letting the border crisis escalate by refusing to fund the wall, inefficiently funding the border patrol, delayed funding for migrant centers and not streamlining legal immigration. As things stand, they must now allow the citizenship question on the 2020 Census since it is now very relevant to the ongoing crisis. The Visigothic hordes at our border should be discouraged from coming here -- It's time to begin catering to Citizens First!!!!!!!!


Will the advocates for illegal aliens now issue injunctions on the I-9 or the ACS? We see that the census, like the income tax, has evolved more into a nosy, redistributionist tool for overreaching government programs and agendas. The questions would not need to be so involved if the government had not grown too large in scope & power and is now overly dependent on such levels of information in order to carry out its control-freak status. Tallying citizenship though along with the whole-count census is not unreasonable. Asking a few reasonable questions can help verify correct tabulations. Amend the constitution for future censuses if need be, but for 2020 there is enough justifiable precedent cited herein to ask about citizenship.


Census methods and privacy concerns are nothing new but funny how some who bemoan including the citizenship question won't complain over the many other annoying or snooping questions the government now demands especially of citizens. Very telling!













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COUNTING ALL PERSONS



'In modern times – and, indeed, at the center of the case now before the Supreme Court – this debate over what constitutes an “actual enumeration” has been significantly affected by the interaction of realities. First, it has always been understood (though frequently debated all over again from time to time) that the census should not only count every citizen, but every resident – including non-citizens who live in the country, whether or not they entered legally, and, second, the count thus will include between 10 and 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the United States, many of them living with uncertainty about their right to remain.' ~ March 12, 2019 by Lyle Denniston

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/does-the-census-actually-count-everyone-and-should-it















CENSUS



'Through the decades, the census has collected data on race, ancestry, education, health, housing, and transportation. An examination of the questions asked during each census illustrates changes in our nation's understanding of race, the impact of immigration, growth of the Hispanic population, and computer usage. As a result of the census's evolution, the constitutionally mandated census has grown to provide important information about the U.S. population and its housing. Coupled with data from the economic and government censuses and demographic and economic surveys, the U.S. Census Bureau provides governments, scholars, planners, businesses, and individuals the data they need to build schools, plan highways, open businesses, and distribute the billions of dollars in federal spending that sustains a growing population.'

https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/index_of_questions/



'Title 13 requires that responses to Census Bureau surveys and censuses be kept confidential and used for statistical purposes only.' ~ DR. RON JARMIN | Mon May 07 2018

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/director/2018/05/the_u_s_census_bure.html















AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY (ACS)



'We randomly select about 3.5 million addresses each year to respond to the survey.'

https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/about/top-questions-about-the-survey.html





'The American Community Survey includes questions that will not be asked the 2020 Census, and the two serve different purposes.'

https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/about/acs-and-census.html





'The Census Bureau is legally bound to strict confidentiality requirements. Individual records are not shared with anyone, including federal agencies and law enforcement entities. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents' answers with anyone—not the IRS, not the FBI, not the CIA, and not with any other government agency.'

https://www.census.gov/acs/www/about/why-we-ask-each-question/citizenship/















I-9



'All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization.'

https://www.uscis.gov/i-9





Old version: 'ANTI-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE. It is illegal to discrimite against any individual (other than an alien not authorized to work in the United States) ......It is illegal to discriminate against work-authorized individuals.'

https://www.jobs.irs.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/files/IRSDownloads/I-9EmploymentEligibilityVerification.pdf





Newer version, same effect ANTI-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE.

https://secure.i9.talx.com/Popups/Documents/I-9InstructionsNew.pdf















INEFFICIENTLY FUNDING THE BORDER PATROL



'Third, it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyhow) that it is absurd that taxpayers to date have paid $6.8 million each for two new CBP bureaucrats.'

'In addition to this squalid Accenture contract, other examples could be the $15 million scam to improve the IRS’s image, the State Department paying 35 times the market price for some Kindles, bonuses for VA bureaucrats who left veterans to die on waiting lists, gold-plated renovations for the CFPB headquarters, and $6,000-a-piece interviews about erectile dysfunction.' ~ Daniel J. Mitchell | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

https://fee.org/articles/audit-finds-government-spent-14-million-in-taxpayer-funds-to-hire-2-border-patrol-agents-so-far/















DELAYED FUNDING FOR MIGRANT CENTERS



"They continue to delay efforts on additional humanitarian support," he added. "It could happen in 15 minutes if Democrats in Congress simply step up and agree to close the loopholes that we know human traffickers are using to exploit vulnerable families." ~ Posted By Tim Hains | June 23, 2019

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/06/23/pence_blames_congress_for_
heartbreaking_and_unacceptable_conditions_in_migrant_detention_centers.html
















VISIGOTHS



'Who were the Visigoths? This simple question will be explained in this article. The history of these people, their culture and even a few of the facts of these people will be described.' ~ Instructor: Margaret Moran

https://study.com/academy/lesson/who-were-the-visigoths-history-culture-facts.html















IT'S NO FUN BEING AN ILLEGAL ALIEN



'Over the border, there lies the promised land --
Where everything comes easy - you just hold out your hand.'
- Genesis


Expect pathetic complaints from the SJWs over these videos wherever they are posted:




Original video.

https://youtu.be/_61hzuGGJX0




Song with a modern collage.

https://youtu.be/q48FiYm-7QE
















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Commonwealth Party
Census Citizenship Question
July, 14 2019