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The Census and Election Fraud

Posted by revkharma on April 19, 2009

I came home from work the other day, and found that I had been visited by someone who had left a flyer at my door. I get those occasionally, from some company or other or a church group looking for new members. This was different. The paper stuck inside my door was from the Commerce Department, Census bureau. The flyer advised me that any answers given to the US Census takers was confidential. It states that bureau personnel  take an oath and are subject to jail and a fine if they disclose information. Well, I already know that, it’s all over the place every time there’s a census. ( I won’t get into the trust level here… recall how “Joe the Plumber’s” restricted tax data was released to the press during the last presidential campaign). 

So I wondered about the bid deal. Then I saw a note, printed in bold on the bottom of the notice.  It directed me to see the reverse side for a Spanish translation.  Sure enough, on the reverse the entire document was reproduced in Spanish.


Your answers are confidential!

Spanish language form from Census Bureau



I have to assume that is for all the Spanish speaking US Citizens. Oh wait a minute… if they are US Citizens, they have already gone through the naturalization process, right? And since they have become naturalized American Citizens they have been certified to have complied with this requirement:

Applicants for naturalization must be able to read, write, speak, and understand words in ordinary usage in the English language.

If this is so, then why should a document, which will count the population, for the purposes of apportioning representatives to the US Congress be written in a foreign language? True there are some exceptions to the English language rule:


Applicants exempt from this requirement are those who on the date of filing:

  • have been residing in the United States subsequent to a lawful admission for permanent residence for periods totaling 15 years or more and are over 55 years of age;
  • have been residing in the United States subsequent to a lawful admission for permanent residence for periods totaling 20 years or more and are over 50 years of age; or
  • have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, where the impairment affects the applicant’s ability to learn English.


I don’t see how this small minority of those to be counted should necissitate an entirely separate form. 
So, the question then must be asked: Why is the Census bureau informing those who speak only Spanish that their answers will be kept confidential? This is almost a rhetorical question, as anyone who has followed the ‘open borders’ crowd already knows. We will count illegal aliens and count their population exactly the same as if they were legal, tax paying US citizens.  In many different districts, this will have the effect of grossly and fraudulently enlarging the population count, thus shifting congressional representation from areas in which legitimate, legal taxpaying citizens reside to those where the number of residents is inflated by those here illegally. With the consistently documented fraud at election time, this will continue to enlarge the majority in congress of those who seek to destroy the distinction between American Citizens and those who come here illegally and take advantage of our safety, and economic and medical progress. 
Understand, I have absolutely no objection to anyone following the legal path of visa, residency and eventual citizenship.  I have been acquainted with several people over the years who proudly took the path and availed themselves of the process to become Americans. This is how our nation grows and expands and continues to be come the envy of the world.  Allowing those who cross into our country illegally, then catering to their separatist demands does exactly the opposite. By providing services to all who demand it in whichever language they desire propagates a sense of separation and fragmentation which has and continues to destroy the nature of our nation and will destroy the essence of the country they seek to enter.  
Recent media reports(for example here, and  here) have described a campaign to demand that all deportation and ICE raids on illegal immigrants be halted until the completion of the census. The logic is that if Spanish speakers fear they will be deported they will not answer the census. If they are here legally, they will not be deported.  If they are not here legally, then they deserve deportation.  If I have not violated the law, I need not hide from the census. If someone is not legally a resident, then they should not be counted toward congressional apportionment in any case. This is simple and clear logic. 
The counting of illegal immigrants is actually a policy of the Census Bureau:
The acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas Mesenbourg, told on Wednesday that the bureau intends to work with community organizations to ensure that all illegal aliens in the United States are counted in the 2010 Census.
The current 435 House seats are divided among the states in proportion to their population, which is determined by the decennial census. States with more people get more seats in the U.S. House.

This means that a state harboring more illegal immigrants could gain more House seats as long as the Census Bureau finds the illegal aliens and counts them. It also means that the illegal alien population in the United States during a census year has the potential to alter the regional and philosophical balance of power in Congress.

I say again, and for the record that if you are legally here, either resident or citizen then by all means you MUST be counted. If you are not legally entitled to be here you SHOULD be skipped. Anyone insisting that illegal residents be counted in the census is working to provide false numbers, and attempting to rig the system in favor of law breakers and destroy our system.
There is a single bright spot, however.  In a scene reminiscent of the new Sherrif of Rock Ridge in Blazing Saddles pointing a gun to his own head, a group of Hispanic leaders has now announced they are urging a boycott of the Census until ‘Congress enacts complete immigration reform’
The National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders, a group that says it represents 20,000 evangelical churches in 34 states, issued a statement this week urging undocumented immigrants not to fill out Census forms unless Congress passes “genuine immigration reform.”
Perhaps we should encourage more such boycotts. Maybe we can convince them all to deport themselves if they think we won’t count them!

Keep the Faith!
The Rev



2 Responses to “The Census and Election Fraud”

  1. James said

    Rev, there are a good number of fallacies in your argument that make it easy to imply that if one retains their native tongue (Spanish or otherwise) they must be an illegal alien. Is that what you are saying? What language should this nation be speaking (and don’t say “English” ’cause we settled our national identity a few hundred years back)?

    “By providing services to all who demand it in whichever language they desire propagates a sense of separation and fragmentation which has and continues to destroy the nature of our nation and will destroy the essence of the country they seek to enter.” Wowsers!

  2. revkharma said

    I am not implying anything. the laws of the United States of America require that anyone who votes must be a citizen. Further, they require any naturalized citizen to be proficient in english, written and spoken. See the links within the post.
    If you are unable to read a ballot English, you should not have been able to be legally naturalized, therefore you should not be permitted to vote. I recognize that the reality is that often the requirements are bypassed and ignored, but that does not make them any less important. The sense of American identy as a shared ideal is frayed by maintaining a seperatist linguistic enclave. The waves of immigration from the late 1800’s until the 1930’s or so settled and the families learned english, while still maintaining emotional ties to the ‘old country’.That is greatly different from those who seek to replicate the ‘Old Country’ here, and thus rather than become American, seek to make America their old land instead. This kind of fracturing causes the splintering and demographic factions that enable politicians to pit one group against another and avoid real accountability.

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