David Rauschenberger MUG

So, we won’t have a question on the census form asking if the respondent is an American citizen.

No period in our history requires the question more. Illegal immigrants don’t deserve to be counted and should never be allowed to vote in any election. And, public assistance equal to the assistance American citizens enjoy should never be extended to those who ignore our immigration laws.

Democrats at the second debate last week unanimously supported extending those benefits. There was a show of hands.

Never misunderstand, Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has provided rope for the Democrats to collectively hang themselves. He’s sided with the radicals and forced them to show us just who they are. And, illegal immigrants will be counted as American citizens for the purposes of the census.

I learned about a meaningful head count in my Bible. You know the stories. If not, you should avail yourself of the historical significance of a precise count.

If you’re not an American citizen, you can’t participate in our census. That’s still the law. This decision didn’t change that. But those who would count those who should not be counted are emboldened by the Supreme Court’s decision. The rank-and-file census taker isn’t my enemy. Those who wish to fundamentally change or destroy our republic are.

Their attorneys argued minority American citizens wouldn’t participate because of the question, “Are you an American citizen?” What do they have to fear? The only people afraid to answer the question are those here illegally, not minority citizens.

Border states will have their counts polluted by criminals who participate in the census without the fear of being found out as illegal aliens. Democrats would grant them government benefits and, ultimately, the right to vote. Census workers will facilitate the fraud, even if not intentionally.

Justice Roberts knows the legislature via the electorate must fix this. The people’s representatives need to act, or a civil war may be on the way.

It will be a war about our borders and who can enter our country. It will be a war about open-ended rights conferred on those here illegally. It will be a war about our future. A perversion of our census may be the catalyst. It will be fought at the ballot box, not in the Supreme Court, thanks to Roberts.

If any state’s representation is twisted to include those here illegally, we have a real problem. When borders no longer matter, our republic dies. Think …

— Rauschenberger, an accountant, lives in Orange City. Send email to drausch@bellsouth.net or info@beacononlinenews.com.