Trump has decided to add a citizenship question to the U.S. census. Liberals are not taking it well. In fact, they’re freaking out. They worry that illegal immigrants in places like California won’t will out the census as a result and the population count will be incorrect, affecting the appropriation of federal funds.
Take a look at this op-ed from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Citizenship question on 2020 census may result in undercount
Every 10 years, the bureau must count each person in our country — whether citizen or noncitizen — “once, only once, and in the right place.”
The Trump administration is threatening to derail the integrity of the census by seeking to add a question relating to citizenship to the 2020 census questionnaire. Innocuous at first blush, its effect would be truly insidious. It would discourage noncitizens and their citizen family members from responding to the census, resulting in a less accurate population count.
Including a citizenship question on the 2020 census is not just a bad idea — it is illegal.
The Constitution requires the government to conduct an “actual enumeration” of the total population, regardless of citizenship status. And since 1790, the census has counted citizens and noncitizens alike.
So the same people who have been talking about taking away people’s gun rights for the last two weeks are suddenly concerned about the Constitution. Isn’t that funny? Take a look at the tweets below, via Twitchy:
NYC and other cities are colossally fucked https://t.co/7MgxAGFSxj
— NYCBuildingsTroll (@NYbuildingtroll) March 27, 2018
This is bad news for our democracy. Hard to see how adding a citizenship question to the 2020 US census won't skew the data. And that sadly will affect policy and resource decisions for years to come. https://t.co/cHrbkPaTjP
— (((Gretchen Goldman))) (@GretchenTG) March 27, 2018
Weaponizing the census is so infuriatingly evil. https://t.co/PdZwUMsV22
— Cameron Scherer (@thecamron) March 27, 2018
These people are out of their minds.