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2020 CENSUS – WHY BOTHER?

May 6, 2020

By now, everyone has had the opportunity to review and complete the 2020 census. The census is, or at least was originally, generated to identify the number of elected government officials required to do an adequate job of representing the citizens of America. This year, as in recent years, there will be no question regarding the citizenship status of the persons filling in the form or those living within the dwellings covered by the forms. Therefore, why bother completing the form?

From census.gov: “The first censuses counted the population and provided information on population by county. In 1790, the census also categorized white males by age: those under age 16 and those age 16 and older. Over the years, Congress has authorized additional questions, enabling us to better understand the nation’s inhabitants and their activities and needs. In fact, one of the nation’s founders, James Madison, suggested that the census takers ask additional questions that would help lawmakers better understand the needs of the nation.”

Since the first few enumerations, many questions have been added as Madison indicated might be necessary. Some of the questions that appeared temporarily were used for statistical purposes not related to government representation. E.g. Where was this person born? For the purpose of representation today, it is not vital to know where the person was born eight, twenty or fifty years ago. However, some questions that no longer appear on the census that are relevant include veteran status and service dates. This might be useful to the government for the allocation of funds to Veterans Services such as medical centers, disability benefits, etc.

One question that has been asked throughout the ages is the sex of the respondent and household members. This year, as in the past, the choices are male and female. This one is sure to raise eyebrows in today’s world. There are many people who choose not to identify in a normal or binary fashion. They will be lost when they cannot fill in one of two boxes. There are, however, more than thirty choices for race/ethnicity.

The one question that is not on the 2020 census that appeared on the last two decennial data collections is arguably one of the most important. That question is: Is this person a citizen of the United States?

For many taxpayers, this is a very important question. Why do we apportion a limited number of elected officials to represent foreign nationals and allocate social benefits to aliens who are possibly terrorists or other subversives?

It is disturbing to me and many patriotic citizens of this country that we do not have an accurate count of the number of people who are in this country illegally. The census should fill in that void. If the question of citizenship or legal status appeared on this document we would have a much better sense of that.

There are reasons why a person is in the country at the time of census. They might be here on Permanent Resident (aka, Green Card) status which allows foreign citizens the right and opportunity to work in the United States. They might be here with legitimate visas for work, study, teaching, travel or any of a number of reasons. Shouldn’t we have a count of those still within the limits of their visas and those who have overstayed the time, opportunity or authority granted by such? Shouldn’t the census give us an idea of the number of legitimate voters in a district, state or within our nation?

Is the decennial census still relevant to the needs of the country today, or is it simply another tool that has been purposefully outdated by our elected officials for political purposes?

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS

December 16, 2019

At the recent meeting of Women Rule Summit, Speaker Pelosi was asked about the speed with which the House Democrats were moving toward impeachment. “Speed?” she replied, “It’s been going on 22 months—two and a half years, actually.”

She continued digging the hole with, “I think we are not moving with speed. Was it two and a half years ago they initiated the Mueller investigation? It’s not about speed. It’s about urgency. One of the charges against the president of the United States—saying he was violating the oath of office by asking for government to interfere in our election undermining the integrity of our elections.”

Sometimes, in the haze of age and belief in her royal identity, Speaker Pelosi tells the obvious truth, whether she means to or not. She probably put it best over a year ago when she explained the “Wrap Up Smear”. Foolishly, she allowed the world to see the diabolical ways of the Democrat party. (Not saying that the Republicans don’t use this or similar tactics, but Democrats use it often and viciously.)

The Wrap Up Smear, as the Speaker put it, might well be the reason for the multitude of “leaks” that we see happening during this administration. It is so easy to quote The Washington Post or the New York Times as a credible source when it fits the Democrat agenda or cause. Simply feed the info you want to use through a reporter…maybe true maybe not…then use the manufactured article to validate your point.

More recently she shared the latest, or at least the most obvious iteration of the plan when she openly admitted that the impeachment of President Trump is not connected to any phone call, or even Russian meddling in our elections. It is all about undermining the credibility of a duly elected president. The whole impeachment saga began because they are angry they were unable to adequately manipulate the 2016 election and declare victory for the very corrupt Hillary Clinton in 2016. They have been mad at themselves and taking their anger out on our president.

The past week, the Judiciary committee issued and voted on two articles of impeachment.

Article I “ABUSE OF POWER”.

Hearsay, innuendo, bias, interpretation and desire to remove the sitting president from office were used in testimony to create this article. Unlike his predecessor using his pen and his phone to skirt congress, President Trump did what every other elected official does in the course of their business day. For him, however, it is considered abuse of power. The charge of investigating Joe and Hunter Biden in exchange for aid, is bogus. The president, from what I read in the transcript, asked the Ukrainian head of state to look into corruption within his government and his country. The Bidens had simply inserted themselves into that corruption.

And Article II, “OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS”.

Laughably, the Democrats in the House consider themselves above the other branches of government. When served with a subpoena, the White House properly referred the matter to the co-equal third branch of our government, the Supreme Court, to identify the validity and necessity of the subpoena. In doing so, this was considered defiant of the lords of congress and deemed impeachable.

This impeachment is an attempt to discredit the current president and take over the government. This behavior should bother everyone who thinks the ideals of the socialists seeking the presidency are not possible. This is the type of authoritarian underhanded overreach that can be expected from those diabolic and malevolent minded individuals seeking to preside over the economy and politics of the United States.

THE PROTESTS AGAINST DEMOCRACY IN THE NAME OF TOLERANCE

January 26, 2017

Anyone seeing the few newscasts or many YouTube videos of the “demonstrations” in D.C. over the past weekend has to feel bad for the tolerant left. They are so out of touch with reality, so uncaring and abusive that they don’t care what or whom they destroy.

In particular there is one video of men in black destroying the windows of a Starbucks. One CNN video showed customers inside, ducking behind tables and fearing for their lives not knowing what might happen next. That makes the demonstration a terrorist act in almost anybody’s book.

The thing I find particularly funny is that Starbucks President and CEO, Kevin Johnson and Chairman of the Board, Howard Schultz are a couple of the most democracy defiant progressive liberals and Trump haters on the planet. Starbucks is, and has been, the socialist icon and hangout of the past three decades.

These idiots were simply destroying property and they didn’t care if it was repressive government property or that of like minded individuals. It was opportunity not unlike Ferguson or Baltimore or anywhere that progressives can gather to cause mayhem and destruction.

According to some accounts they were paid by Soros step down organizations to cause disruption, chaos and engage police. Starbucks is one of the many progressive owned enterprises that donates large sums of what could be employee profit sharing to the radical Soros groups.

The “demonstrators” just act with Twitter fed mob mentality. They are angered by their own lives. They will probably be the politicians or professors of the future. I seriously doubt that there is a private sector income earner in the group. In fact, I question if there are any income earners in the group at all, even those currently drawing a wage from the public sector.

All this took place during and shortly after the inauguration. There was no time to see if any of the policies of the new administration would be to their liking or benefit. It was all caused because the whining vagina did not receive her crown. It was scripted and directed by the same people who drove the government for the past eight years.  At least that won’t happen any more.

AMERICANS NOW DEMAND A STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

November 23, 2016

While most people today (especially conservatives and libertarians) choose not to admit it, we all want a strong government. Strong, not abusive or authoritarian or devastatingly large, but strong is what we want and need. Collectively, we’ve voted against the thing we truly want on four consecutive occasions now. George W. Bush was weak. He had some good points but overall he was timid and politically concerned. Obama is anemic when compared to Bush. Obama’s strong point is his despotic pen and phone takeover of the other two branches of government.

Trump has vastly different views from those of Obama, and though he has not yet shown himself to be a despotic ideologue, he is recognized as authoritative. A major difference between the two might be Trump’s ability to listen and act upon information that is inconsistent with his prior understanding or knowledge. We’ve already seen him bridge chasms created in the campaign process by meeting with and, at this point, speculatively offering jobs within the administration to his former political detractors.

Obama fired those who didn’t immediately smile and nod in agreement with every wild-eyed romantic suggestion he proposed. Once dismissed, he then shamed the fired mercilessly to cover his own reprehensible actions. Those caught breaking the law on his behalf, however, were awarded sanctuary within the administration. Lateral transfers, advancement or retirement with full pension and benefits are commonly noted. His attorney(s) general refused to prosecute on behalf of the American people because, in more than one case, both are implicated in unlawful events.

Obama is strong in his Utopian views and willingly defies the very constitution on which he claims profound knowledge and is sworn to uphold. Perhaps he studied law, and the constitution in particular, simply to identify how to violate them and avoid expeditious rebuke or repercussions.

We need a strong government, one within which are public servants with strong convictions and adherence to our founding documents and laws made with regard to them. The original documents were written with reason and caution, not emotion or political bias. That is why changing them requires an “act of congress”.

At this point we’ll have to wait and see if the next president drains the swamp as promised or lags along with what we have; a costly bloated and inefficient government filled with regulatory statutes lacking reason or meaning. Already, Democrats are rallying to find the best way to deny confirmation to any right-minded appointees. Donald J. Trump has pledged to rightsize (a business term coined in the late 1990s) the government through attrition and request budgets that help that process along.

Congress may once again act in a congressional manner, as a third member of the government, rather than fearful of being termed racist because they don’t cow-tow to radical wants of a president of color. And yes, orange is a color. Just ask John Boehner. Supreme Court appointees upholding laws rather than common culture will also restore and strengthen the government as it was meant to be.

AMAZINGLY, ONCE AGAIN WE SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY

November 13, 2016

Wearing a safety pin, the symbol of solidarity among people, began in Britain following the Brexit vote earlier this summer. It has since been taken up by the left in America supposedly to show unity with immigrants here. As with most people of light intellect, liberals follow the lead of others. There can be no original thought, only allegiance to a figures considered superior.

The safety pin quickly gained popularity for its ability to hold fabric together in such a way that there was no sharp protrusion. The small tool was smooth and rounded and presented no threat. It was safe! It became the most useful instrument for holding diapers on infants who were incapable or had not yet learned to control and provide for their bodily needs especially their evacuative systems.

I find it comically ironic that the “progressives” use this symbol to non-verbally express their whining and need for coddling and protection against the realities of life which they cannot yet master. In addition to seeking like-minded babies who can only coo amongst themselves in empathy of soiled garb, these delicate infants also wail against life outside the ideal warmth and shelter of the womb.

These are the people who exuberantly celebrate what they consider victory; that which makes them “feel good” or upon which they all find unity. They are the same people who willfully and wantonly destroy public and private property when the don’t get their way much like the attention demanding suckling (if you don’t take care of my needs, I’ll be loud and make your life miserable).

As they riot, damage and destroy, they give little mind to the fact that the conduct of their protest(s) not only belittles their cause, it takes resources from the coffers that might serve to effect their desired outcome. E.g. Jobs are not created in Detroit by burning down the very establishments that offer work. Or, randomly killing police does not protect one who rapidly withdraws a cell phone from their back pocket when approached by an armed law enforcement officer.

Today there is Velcro. There are magnets and other methods of attaching or combining two or more items. The safety pin, while protective when securely fastened, can be extremely painful if mishandled. Why have the pastel progressives chosen such potentially dangerous item to illustrate their fragile existence? Could it be because some other unthinking person popularized it?

To use their communal culture against them, I quote the lyrics from the 1967 Youngbloods, “Come on people now smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now”.

The election of Donald Trump is no more the end of our nation than that of Barack Obama was…or for that matter what could be if Hillary Clinton had won. The future might even be better. Let’s give peace a chance and ride out the next four years together as we have the current administration. If it turns out to be a disaster and pricks you, we’ll have another election in four years. That’s your safety pin.