DEMOCRAT PARTY: NOT ON YOUR SIDE
They aren’t on the side of the American People. They just aren’t, and there is plenty of evidence for it. Most recently, they have come out against a plan by the Trump Administration to insert a simple question in the 2020 Census. It’s a question that was removed in 1950, but for obvious reasons, needs to be asked today. What’s the question?
ARE YOU A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES?
That’s it. That’s what the big controversy is over. You might be asking, “Wait a second. Isn’t that the purpose of the Census?” Well, according to the Constitution, Article 1 Section 2 says in part:
“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.”
There is no mention of citizenship. The Democrats have used this to stir controversy. The Trump DOJ is trying to assess the number of US Citizens of voting age in the Census and therein lies the issue for Democrats. Let’s play a possible scenario that has the Democrats worried.
Suppose the 2020 Census reveals that California, a so called “sanctuary state” for illegal aliens, has a population comprised of 40% US citizens of voting age. That will calculate out to an absolute number, representing a ceiling of potential voters. Now, armed with that fact, suppose we find the number of people actually voting in California is greater than the ceiling of eligible voters? That would expose the fact that California is allowing non-US citizen to vote in national elections, probably intentionally. Why intentionally? Because it is to the advantage of the Democrat Party, which controls California’s state government. They know illegal aliens, 70% of whom are getting some form of public assistance, will likely vote for the Democratic candidate. Nevertheless, what would the national reaction be to California, or any state, allowing legal and illegal aliens to vote in national elections? Almost certainly, there would be a firestorm.
In her book “The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote” Sharyl Attkisson examines how these political operatives, in this case, leftists,tend to “controversialize” events and issues. This quite innocuous question about citizenship in the Census is one such example. At first blush, most Americans are not scandalized by such a question on a Census form. But through repeated messaging, left wing pressure groups advance the idea that even asking such an obvious question on a Census form, should be stigmatized as motivated by racism. This is how the left works.
Another example of how this process works is highlighted in this video. In this video clip, left wing activists are posing as news journalists. They are not. They are activists attempting, without any evidence at all, to suggest that the question will prevent illegal aliens from answering the Census and lead to an undercount of the population. Again, there is NO EVIDENCE that this will happen. It is pure conjecture and based on the biases of the commentators.
CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT IS IN REBELLION
In California, the state government has made it illegal for businesses to comply with Federal immigration law and officials and has publicly threatened to prosecute any business that does comply with the Feds. This is exactly how the Civil War began. The Confederate states no longer recognized the authority of the
Federal government and seceded. California has not gone that far, but by officially not following Federal Law, they are in rebellion against it.
The Democrats in California are testing the resolve of the Trump Administration and the DOJ. Non-citizens should not be voting in national elections, but the Democrats, whose Obama era policies devastated them at the state and local levels all across America, are desperately seeking a way to acquire and maintain a stranglehold on power and they see allowing non-citizens the vote, as their fast track.
American Thinker: Wake Up America: Democrats at War With the People