It looks like even members of Congress need a civics refresher. In 2020, one of the few constitutionally mandated federal government functions comes up: the census. The survey taken every ten years determines the percentages of citizens in each state, and thus redistributes, if necessary, the number of seats in the House of Representatives – the people who represent CITIZENS of the nation, supposedly – each state gets. The states themselves determine where the district lines are drawn, but the census is about, in the end, the balance of power and the electoral college.
That is why, according to the left, the Democrats, the people who have trouble getting elected when they oppose traditional American values, every person in the country must be counted whether or not they are citizens.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California says so:
Asking a citizenship question on the 2020 census would hinder a full and accurate count of the U.S. population, and likely result in under-counted communities. You have a chance to speak out about this. Submit your public comment today: https://t.co/gV9cnJYP8s
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 6, 2018
Why, because only counting citizens will change the number of representatives California has? There is every possibility that could happen if non-citizens are taken out of the state population totals for Congressional seat divvying. Too bad, so sad if it happens out in California. The state is bleeding actual producers and taxpayers thanks to Democratic policies. It could be that the big kahuna might not be so powerful once the final numbers are in.
And then there’s the matter of identity politics that the majority of Americans would like to see disappear.
U.S. Census officials must not count the number of citizens, legal immigrants or illegal migrants in the United States, but must categorize and count everyone’s sexual preferences and their sense of masculinity or feminity, says Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris….
Advocates for transgenderism claim roughly 0.6 percent of Americans want to live as members of the opposite sex. However, a study of the 2010 Census reported that only one in every 2,400 Americans has changed their name from one sex to another. That small fraction is just 0.04 percent of adults. The fight over numbers is politically important because progressive advocates are trying to persuade judges to establish the transgender ideology, which says that government and society must suppress any legal and civic regulation that men and women are both different and complementary.
In other words, the progressives are trying to create another recognized minority they can exploit.
Maddening. That’s what it is. An attempt to destroy from within and the really sad part is that Harris and her cohorts do not realize Americans are smart enough to see straight through their efforts.