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The Sun's sneaky census support for undocumented

The Trump administration plans to ask everyone in America whether they are U.S. citizens as part of the 2020 census.

The Sun’s editorial board postulates an argument that a U.S. Census question about immigration status is designed to “ruin the results for political gain” (“Sabotaged Census: Citizenship question guarantees undercount,” March 27). That’s an interesting premise since counting people here illegally essentially does just that – it skews the results for the political gain of the Democrats. The Democratic strategy of allowing non-citizens to be counted for representation is common knowledge. It is a despicable power grab on the backs of the desperate. Heretofore, the strategy was not publicized. Now, it’s not even hidden.

Before laying out the argument in the editorial, The Sun generates statements and questions designed to be rhetorical, but they need to be challenged. To wit:

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The Sun writes that, “The U.S. Census has gotten along very well without asking everyone living here explain their immigration status.” Explain “has gotten along very well.” Says who? The Sun cites California, of all places. California, in spite of the highest taxes in the land is insolvent. I assume The Sun thinks they are getting along quite well.

“People who are undocumented would be naturally reluctant to respond. They would simply avoid the census — as is every American’s right, incidentally.” Thanks for the lesson, but the undocumented are not Americans

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“This pre-1950s approach to the census would, of course, lead to an undercount of the ‘actual Enumeration’ required by the U.S. Constitution in Article I, Section 2.” Sleight of hand citing of the actual law of this country, but can you also point out where the enumeration is to contemplate people here illegally? Not so much, I suspect

And so on. The Sun espouses “communism by creep.” Get a little, creep for more. Get people to accept language like “undocumented,” then build on that as if legal, taxpaying, wealth creating citizens must provide for them. Call someone a “dreamer,” and ignore those who dream of pursuing what used to be the “American dream,“ by the law of the land. Oh, wait – The Sun staff discounts that as well – it is a “pre-1950s approach.“

Michael Papa, Perry Hall

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