It is fictional to pretend that American Hispanics are less likely to respond to a census question about citizenship.  Citizenship is something nearly all Americans are proud of, and there is no right of privacy at stake.
It is fictional to pretend that American Hispanics are less likely to respond to a census question about citizenship. Citizenship is something nearly all Americans are proud of, and there is no right of privacy at stake.

“Is this person a citizen of the United States?”  This 2020 census question, or something similar, was asked on the decennial census from 1820 through 1950, and afterward on the long-form census through 2000.

Even now, and ever since 2005, a citizenship question has been included in the annual American Community Survey (ACS) by the federal government.  Not even President Obama stopped that.

So why all the fuss about this citizenship question now?  Apparently opposition to President Trump means opposition to virtually everything he does, and resorting to judicial activism to stymie Trump in every way possible.

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There is no moral high ground in opposing the border security wall sought by President Trump to protect Americans. Yet that is the script which Democrats use to stonewall our President to prevent him from building the Wall Americans want and need.

“No, no, nothing for the wall,” Nancy Pelosi said in her first TV interview after accepting the gavel as the new Speaker of the House last week. “That sends the wrong message about who we are as a country.”

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Government shutdowns are supposed to favor Democrats, according to conventional wisdom.  All they need do, pundits pompously declare, is wait patiently until the Republican President caves into their demands.

That is the mindset that brought us the current shutdown.  Senate Democrats dug in and refused to approve the modest $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall as approved by the House of Representatives.

But President Trump’s approval rating has remained steady during the shutdown, according to the respected Hill-HarrisX survey.  This is in contrast with how President Clinton’s approval rating plummeted 10 points during the 1995-96 shutdown.

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For the 22nd time since 1975, an impasse between Congress and the President has resulted in a partial shutdown of non-essential government offices.  Like the 21-day shutdown in 1995-96, this one is occurring over the Christmas holidays when little government work is done anyway.

Members of Congress went home after failing to approve a modest down-payment on essential border security.  Thankfully, President Trump has stood strong for building a wall along our southern border, where over 100,000 people crossed illegally last year.

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Flynn never would have been prosecuted by a properly functioning Department of Justice, but the unconstitutional Mueller investigation has spent more than a fortune hunting for crimes.
Flynn never would have been prosecuted by a properly functioning Department of Justice, but the unconstitutional Mueller investigation has spent more than a fortune hunting for crimes.

Life in the Deep State took another dark turn on Tuesday, at the sentencing of Lt. General Michael T. Flynn that did not happen.  Instead, he was asked if he had committed treason, which is something not even the partisan Mueller prosecutors ever considered charging him with.

This story would be suitable for Alice in Wonderland if it did not involve an injustice inflicted on an honorable man who risked his life for our Nation.  Rather than being able to celebrate Christmas by putting this travesty behind him, Lt. Gen. Flynn is left wondering how his lifelong patriotism was called into question.

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Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Department of Education Secretary, recently signed a declaration that places education “at the centre of the global agenda.” This step moves the U.S. toward a world government with the loss of our inalienable freedoms.

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A new attempt to impose globalism unfolds in Marrakech, Morocco, under the guise of helping migrants.  Most of the 193 countries in the United Nations convened there in order to create new international law to require every participating country to accept vast hordes of foreign migrants, and be subjected to this new form of globalism.

Any other president, Republican or Democrat, would probably welcome and join this undermining of national sovereignty.  But in another reminder of how great Trump is, he leads the way in denouncing this virulent strain of globalism.

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