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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Tired of failure yet, swampies?

"We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with the winning," Donald John Trump said on September 9, 2015. That's right, 15.

The question more than a year into President Trump's presidency is when will this motley crew -- the Never Trumpers, Democrats, and the Deep State in particular -- get tired of losing? At some point, even Wile E. Coyote says to heck with that stupid bird, and goes to McDonald's.

They keep buying those petards, only to have them explode.

The Russian dossier? Turns out the only collusion was between the Kremlin and Hillary's campaign to create the dossier.

The budget resolution? Turns out he can use the military to build the wall, and because it is a resolution, he might not have to give Planned Parenthood its stipend (which it kicks back to Democrats in the form of campaign donations).

The porn star? Turns out less than 10% of the nation watched her on "60 Minutes." That means 90% of Americans do not care. Even many diehard anti-Trumpers do not care.

The latest slam on Trump is that his administration will ask people in the next Census whether or not they are citizens. Imagine that. Counting people to determine how many Americans there are by asking them if they are citizens.

By not asking, Barack Obama broke a tradition that traces back two hundred years.

You would not know that by reading press accounts, but Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, did his homework and wrote a marvelous piece on the citizenship question in the Hill.

"A question about citizenship was proposed for the first time in 1800 by Thomas Jefferson, who advocated for an inquiry into “the respective numbers of native citizens, citizens of foreign birth, and of aliens.” His straightforward reason for wanting such a question was 'for the purpose of more exactly distinguishing the increase of population by birth and immigration.' Jefferson got his wish just two decades later, when a version of his question appeared on the census of 1820, which asked how many 'foreigners not naturalized' lived in each household," Paxton wrote.

Asking the question will not lead to rounding up anyone.

"It is worth noting that the citizenship question does not ask about a person’s legal status; it merely asks about citizenship status and thus has nothing whatsoever to do with immigration enforcement. In fact, federal law prevents census data from being used for anything other than statistical analysis. That is the law and there is no evidence any agency intends to violate it," Paxton wrote.

So every argument against this question is a lie.

Obama dropped the question because he wanted to use non-citizens to boost the population of California and other Democratic Party strongholds. This would boost his party's  representation in the House and in the Electoral College.

The question stays.

The opposition has failed again.

Do they ever tire of losing?

Meep meep.

3 comments:

  1. I worked for the 2010 census. We were instructed to accept any answer given. I expect the left to tell non-citizens to lie about citizenship. They have nothing to lose.

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  2. The citizenship question appears on the long census form that is now sent out randomly during the years between the formal census. This form used to be part of the 10 year census and about 10% of the households got it. So liberals, the question has always been asked. Shut up.

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  3. One of the products of that statistical analysis we were able to use when on hurricane Andrew relief in Florida back in the '90s.

    The census office in Atlanta provided the 24th Infantry Division with line-drawing maps of the area identifying all the houses and the number of (could've been just elderly) people in each house.

    I was glad to see my tax dollars at work that way.

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