Not actually civil disobedience just me trying to solve a problem
So I have this problem. My problem is that I have some friends who would have qualified as beneficiaries of the DREAM Act had it been passed by congress. These friends are DACA recipients. They came to this country when they were between four and ten years old. They are not going back to Mexico. Most of them don’t even have any relatives in Mexico. Now they are going to get a census form with a citizenship question on it and there is 277 pages of problems with this question being on this form.
My brain solves problems. Sometimes it solves problems I don’t even WANT it to solve. I don’t even WANT to write this blog post. Do you think I want crazy people on the internet attacking me for being “pro immigration?” No way. I am not for the democratic party or the republican party. I am not pro immigration or anti-immigration. I do not vote and I will not vote. I just don’t want to be involved, I just want to be left alone. To not want to vote is not even anti-democratic anymore. Somewhere between 40% to 60% of US citizens decide not to vote in elections.
It is my right as an American to exercise my freedom to not pick a political party. I am however for you having the freedom and the right to pick a political party. I think I’d even be willing to loose something precious to me so that you could continue to exercise your right to pick a political party. But politics is very toxic and I don’t have enough anti-venom in my system to listen to both sides attack each other and to attack the american people.
What is the point of this post
- I know that the supreme court is going to decide 5–4 to put the citizenship question on the 2020 census.
- Based on the facts (see links below) I feel that the American public has been lied to about why this question is on this form.
- I’m tired of politics encroaching upon all aspects of my life.
- One friend in particular is having a rough 2019 and I want to signal to her that I sympathize with her and that I stand with her, given her status.
- There is a legal basis to me answering “No,” (see below) although if permitted to check both boxes “No, not a U.S. citizen” and “Yes, born in the United States” then my conscience will mandate I check both boxes.
- If I’m only allowed to check one box (internet form) then I am permitted by my conscience to check the “No, not a U.S. citizen” box first.
- I’m actually not lying, the Bible makes it very clear that I was born twice. I’m proud to live in a country that affords me the religious freedom to exercise my Christian faith. This faith permits me to answer this question according to a higher standard of truth.
- Besides, Wilbur Ross lied first and then lied again to the American people.
- This will not solve the problem but it will increase the noise to signal ratio with respect to this data and it will allow me to say:
DREAMERS and DACA recipients who were brought to this country as children and have no way to return to where you were born, I stand with you. Please let’s fill out the census together.
What do you hope to accomplish by filling out “No, not a U.S. citizen” on the 2020 census
Politics and politicians have invaded our personal space to an extreme degree. They need to go back to Washington and stay there. If I want them to do something I’ll ask, otherwise they should just stop.
How are you legally going to fill out “No, not a U.S. citizen” on the 2020 census
Philippians 3:20: For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ
Hebrews 11:13: having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
15 And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.
16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.
Ephesians 2:19: Therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household
Freedom of religion is a guaranteed first amendment freedom last time I checked, but you never know being that we already lost our 7th amendment right.
#ForcedArbitrationNow #ForcedArbitrationTomorrow #ForcedArbitrationForever
The Lord Jesus would never permit you to do that!
Not only would he permit me, He did it Himself. When asked the citizenship question by a dirty politician see how he responded in John 18:33–36:
Pilate: “You are the King of the Jews? … Your nation and its chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?”
Jesus: “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My attendants would be struggling so that I would not be delivered to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not from here.”
Modern day Pharisees: Lord you just lied to a government official! Pilate asked You if You were the King of the Jews and then You implied that You were not a citizen of Israel. You are both a citizen of Israel and the King of the Jews!
Me: Yes but before the earthly things are true John 17:16 is true which says “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
Are you advising people to fill out this form incorrectly?
Absolutely not, you need to answer this form honestly according to your conscience. If you are a believer try praying about it. Pray read the verses and see how you feel. If you spend enough time pray reading the Word you will be given discernment about these matters.
This is going to hurt your state, resulting in your state getting less funding
This is a myth, please familiarize yourself with the facts. This is almost as bad as the myth which says, “the Constitution says to only count citizens.” Funding levels are determined by residents not by citizens, and we already know how many citizens each state has as determined by the ACS.
But won’t this affect the data that would allow the justice department to enforce the voting rights act?
This is the media which impacted my views of these issues:
NPR CODE SWITCH — Intrigue At The Census Bureau
The New York Times — Why the Supreme Court Is Ruling on the Census