The Citizenship Question: Citizenry Counts

Counting Citizenry is Purpose of Census

United States President Donald Trump on Monday injected himself into one of the most consequential cases of the current Supreme Court term, saying the nation’s 2020 census would be “meaningless” without adding a citizenship question to the questionnaire. A census is a nation-wide counting of its citizens – not residents. It is a valid concern to have it as accurate as possible. It is the foundation for election integrity. The Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The DOJ requested a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This was ostensibly in support of the Voting Rights Act.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the US Constitution. Unfortunately, the Left is using the issue as a wedge to divide the country, claiming racism.

“The purpose of this Act is to ensure that the right of all citizens to vote, including the right to register to vote and cast meaningful votes, is preserved and protected as guaranteed by the Constitution.” The DOJ’s aim as our national law enforcement agency is “To fully enforce those requirements, the Department needs a reliable calculation of the citizen voting-age population in localities where voting rights violations are alleged or suspected…”.

Legal Concensus of Citizens

The citizenship question has nothing to do with discrimination. This is often the allegation when Voter ID is in the news, however. Unfortunately, the Left uses the issue as a wedge to divide the country, claiming racism. Except the real issue is discernment. It is the government’s duty to discern representation.

We can use the 2020 Census to focus on our nation’s citizenry. With the question of citizenship, we can discern the local impact and overall effectiveness of city, state, and federal programs. It can be used also to potentially trim waste and improve efficiency of government. We can do that by asking the question; Nation of Citizenship?

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Fred Warner
Fred Warner
Fred Warner took the Preamble to the US Constitution to heart in 5th grade Social Studies class. He is a Patriot with 29 years service to America and he is intrigued with the wisdom of 1776. Fred believes a Mastermind unanimously declared America's Freedoms unalienable by Our Creator and from that established our government of the people by the people, for the people.