More and more we need to ask if something is lawful based on what the Constitution says. Too many times laws are put in place that if tested against the Constitution, they wouldn’t be found unlawful. Arguing the validity of a law is not easy or quick. All political parties make sure of it in their efforts to oppose “the other side of the aisle”. Party politics have intentionally made the political process a complete mess of deception and abuse.
Quite literally, both Republicans and Democrats have been actively trying to manipulate various “numbers” in order to gain votes “in their districts”. Then even go to the extreme of what I call “bill stuffing”, what I consider an illegal act of trying to manipulate the process by actually hiding bills THEY want within other bills being voted on. Politicians are intentionally and openly trying to deceive citizens. They brag about it, they have talk shows about it, they admit it openly in interviews and speeches, then smile to the cameras and shrug the shoulders and tell us, “That’s politics!”.
That is how America’s representatives are operating these days in open violation and abuse of their office.
So what are their motivations? Why do they seem so rabid to oppose? They openly vote, “along party lines”.
What happened to voting based on what the people they represent want?
You don’t think your “elected” politicians are playing fast and loose with the country and ignoring what the Constitution says? Think again.
Think about this. There are politicians that are not wanting a citizenship question on the US Census. Think about that. Why in any sense of sanity would an America not want that question on the census?
Party politics is why. I believe this actually extends to right up to the question of loyalty to America itself.
One of the ways politicians loyal to their party is trying to manipulate the numbers of the census. And one way is through the “American Community Survey”.
The ACS, sent annually in recent years to a sampling of more than 3 million U.S. households, collects detailed information on population and housing, helping to update the information gathered in every decennial census, the bureau says online. “Estimates from the ACS contribute to providing an important picture of America, and an accurate response to the ACS questionnaire is important,” the agency says. “When used in conjunction with the most recently available decennial census counts, information from the ACS documents how we live as a nation, including our education, housing, jobs, and many other issues.”
Annually? Wait, I thought the US Census was to be every 10 years. It is, but the ACS is one of the ways politicians are trying to game the numbers. Just take look into this program and read about where those numbers go, and who uses those numbers.
Personally, I’m still trying to understand why Americans are paying for research that private companies should be footing the bill for. That’s right, private companies are using that data for free. Local agencies and non-profits set budgets based on those numbers. A whole host of entities use those numbers for various operational reasons.
And just how does all of that relate to the US Census? Nearly all of it doesn’t relate at all, but it was created out of legal thin air to use as a weapon and a tool for manipulation of the numbers by the political parties in power.
If you really want to dive into this mess, then take some time to learn about “gerrymandering”. I’d suggest you take some headache medication before you get started because the whole topic is a nightmare of intentional manipulation and confusion.
Bottom line, there is an on-going war between political parties for your vote. Am I the only one who thinks this is clear proof that the American political process is rigged by both the Democrat and Republican parties? Surely not.
I ask again, "What American citizen wouldn’t want the question of “Are you a US citizen?” on the US Census?
Those who are opposing it claim that it would cause the Hispanic community to be underrepresented. I’ve not read an explanation yet how that could be.
If a person is not a legal US citizen, what prevents that person participating in the census from providing inaccurate information? If they are not in the US illegally, they wouldn’t be here to be counted and wouldn’t be offering up information that skews the numbers.
The bigger the numbers, the more money comes your way. If the current numbers say you only get so much based on the census of US citizens, if you want more, you need those numbers to change. It’s simple math. Those politicians who don’t like current reality are trying to rig the numbers to fit their own idea of how they think reality should be.
It doesn’t matter to them what the people they represent think, seeing the politicians are loyal to party first. The vast majority of the people support and participate in the party process, registering to vote accordingly. The people themselves are being used to prop up the political party machine, and the party machine is actively trying to manipulate the numbers of the census.
The American Community Survey is a scam on the people designed to benefit agendas of the party system as well as private business interests.
Effectively, this information is being used and abused just like Facebook and others abuses your information, claiming it’s “targeted advertising”.
The point of the census, not some unlawful survey, is for representation and taxation.
Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution:
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature. No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen. Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three. When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies. The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
If the census does not ask if the person participating is a US citizen, then just how do they suppose we are to determine if that person is a “free Person” or not?