Illegals are welcome during census years

Mississippi doesn’t have enough residents living here illegally and will be penalized as a result.

Sound strange?

Well, it is.

Here’s the deal:

In 2010, as directed by the nation’s founders, the federal government will conduct a headcount.

he results of that headcount will be used for the ensuing decade to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states and to allocate all sorts of federal goodies that exist today and those to be created in years to come.

In a rational world, it would make sense, as part of the headcount, to tally citizens and noncitizens separately.

That’s because the fundamental reason for ordaining a decennial census in the first place was to assure balanced representation of citizens (voters) in the nation’s largest lawmaking assembly. It was only later that census data also became the template for goodies. So it can’t make sense to include noncitizens (nonvoters) as having equal standing, can it?

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