Census. Many conservatives have been wondering how the democrat majority in congress and the Obama WH were going to tweak the 2010 census to guarantee their reelection for the next several decades. The WSJ ran an opinion piece on August 9 by John Baker and Elliot Stonecipher entitled “Our Unconstitutional Census” that describes the problem nicely. The leftist solution, created by the Carter administration for the 1980 census is to produce census forms that make no distinction between legal citizens and illegals. Basically, this counts every single illegal (who will respond to the census taker) as a citizen. Afterwards, congressional districts are apportioned based on those totals. This has given California as many as nine congressional seats that they don’t deserve; and Texas as many as four more congressional seats that they don’t deserve. The writers make the argument that apportioning congressional districts using numbers based on legal and illegal residents of each state is unconstitutional. Once the challenges to these artificially inflated census totals hit the court room, all the Obama administration will have to do is ask the court to order another census – which the presiding judges will likely not be willing to do. An early solution would be to start the lawsuits early and often, challenging the assumptions of the 2010 census, and forcing census takers to start asking the question: “Are you a legal resident of the United States?” I don’t have a lot of confidence that will happen either, especially since the democrat congressional majorities have gotten away with this for the last 30 years.
More later — AG
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- Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776.
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