President Obama’s power grab, oops – I guess that I should be more specific… Mr. Obama’s Census power grab is going to have significant consequences. First he seized control of the Census from the Commerce Department so that he could completely control it, steering the outcome to be best for his collectivist party. Then he enlisted ACORN, the well known voter fraud and intimidation group, to aid in that Census…. starting to smell the picture here?
This has been bugging me since I heard Mark Levin speak on it. I know that the Constitution says that we count “people” rather than “citizens” but it is reprehensible to suggest that the number of illegal aliens should have any impact on the apportionment of House seats. Only the “end justifies the means” power hungry collectivists on the Left could think otherwise.
Michelle points out that Mr Obama is doing everything he can to over count illegals:
Obama’s census partners are using the process to pressure homeland security agents to halt interior enforcement efforts and workplace raids so that illegal alien cooperation with the national survey is maximized. Inclusion of the massive illegal alien population has resulted in a radical redrawing of the electoral map.
The Census is used to divvy up seats in the House as a proportion of their population based on the head count. More people equals more seats. More illegal immigrants counted equals more power. This is not hypothetical. The Center for Immigration Studies determined that in the 2000 election cycle, the presence of non-citizens (including illegal immigrants, temporary visitors, and green-card holders) caused nine seats in the House to switch hands. As the think tank’s analysis reported: California added six seats it would not have had otherwise. Texas, New York, and Florida each gained a seat. Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin each lost a seat. Montana, Kentucky, and Utah each failed to secure a seat they would otherwise have gained.
Translation in plain English: Open borders have profound consequences. And they don’t end with congressional apportionment. The redistribution of power extends to presidential elections because the Electoral College is pegged to the size of congressional delegations.
Being Jimmy Carter 2.0, Mr Obama is trying to replicate what our first Jimmy Carter did:
Under the Carter administration, the men and women who enforce our immigration laws were ordered not to do their jobs during the census count; non-enforcement was the unspoken policy during the Clinton administration in 2000. The policy, in other words, was to put political interests above security interests and leave No Illegal Alien Left Behind. The Obama Department of Homeland Security is already continuing the tradition – reversing the work of investigative agents who have uncovered massive document fraud at illegal alien worksites and cutting immigration and customs enforcement operations at the knees.
Mr Obama is a power hungry traitor to his fellow Americans. Not ony will this affect the makeup of Congress but also the Electoral College.
Does anyone feel comfortable with ACORN playing a role in the Census? It is unbelievable to me. That guy has audacity but it has nothing to do with “hope”.
Michael Barone also points out that Obama’s Census power grab is likely unconstitutional. Man, that Constitution is just a pesky thing to the Left!