By Rick Oltman, March 8, 2019
Another Obama-appointee Ninth Circuit Court District Judge, Richard G. Seeborg, has distinguished himself with a nonsensical ruling against the “citizenship question” that the Census Bureau wants included in the 2020 Census questionnaire. On March 6th, Seeborg ruled in a 126-page decision.
He actually writes on page 123 of the opinion:
This is not to say that the Census Bureau may never ask about citizenship on future census questionnaires. It simply means that, where the inclusion of a particular question will degrade the accuracy of the Census to the point where the proper apportionment of representatives among the states is at risk, the government must identify a legitimate governmental purpose that is sufficiently weighty to justify this significant harm to the census.
Orwellian Doublethink? Certainly, it is doublespeak.
Also the statement that the citizenship question will degrade the accuracy of the count is an opinion and not proven. But included is the real reason for obstructing the Census citizenship question: that the accuracy of the Census will affect, “the proper apportionment of representatives among the states.”
The ruling ends with:
The Enumeration Clause violation, however, requires a more expansive injunction. The record in this case has clearly established that including the citizenship question on the 2020 Census is fundamentally counterproductive to the goal of obtaining accurate citizenship data about the public. This question is, however, quite effective at depressing self-response rates among immigrants and noncitizens, and poses a significant risk of distorting the apportionment of congressional representation among the states. In short, the inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census threatens the very foundation of our democratic system—and does so based on a self-defeating rationale. In light of these findings, Defendants do not get another bite at the apple. Defendants are hereby enjoined from including the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, regardless of any technical compliance with the APA (emphasis added).
What record has established that a citizenship question will depress the response rates of immigrants and noncitizens? None is referenced.
The lawsuit against Wilber Ross, Secretary of the Commerce Department which oversees the Census Bureau has two plaintiffs: The State of California and the City of San Jose.
California, with the largest population in the country nearing 40 million people, is a sanctuary state for illegal aliens. San Jose, the second largest city in California, is the county seat for Santa Clara County, a sanctuary county … for illegal aliens.
Illegal aliens get driver licenses in California and thus also are registered to vote, and many do … regardless of the protestations of those who benefit from their votes. And California is the perfect choice to file the lawsuit against the feds, since it is part of the notorious, yet frequently overturned, Ninth Circuit Court.
Could we discover non-citizen voting as a result of asking the citizenship question?
A careful examination of voter turnout compared to historical numbers while looking at the number of non-citizens in the precinct, could reveal illegal voting. A comparison of the voter registration rolls with Census Bureau data regarding the “citizenship question” in a specific precinct could easily reveal illegal non-citizen voting. This is one thing the opponents to the citizenship question fear: evidence of voter fraud.
Another fear of those states with large populations of illegal aliens, typically blue states, is that they do not want to risk losing congressional seats should a Census undercount occur, which is inevitable. Blue California doesn’t want to lose a congressional seat to Red Texas, for example.
Reliable sources informed me that during the 2010 Census when Census Enumerators identified themselves to respondents at their front door, several times they heard shouts in Spanish from inside the house to shut the door and not talk to the government worker. An undercount of the population is axiomatic when there are illegal aliens living in our communities.
This matter will undoubtedly be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court before 2020, and then we can have clarified if the government of the United States can ask residents of the United States if they are citizens of the United States.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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