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Federal Judge Throws a Fit Over Immigration Question in the U.S. Census

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The Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census has made a federal judge to throw a fit.

On Wednesday March 7, Judge Richard Seeborg argues that adding this question “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system.”

Seeborg continued, asserting that the “commerce secretary’s decision to add the question was arbitrary and capricious and would violate a constitutional requirement that the census count everyone in the country.” According to Seeborg, evidence shows that this question would a create a significant undercount of non-citizens and Latinos.

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Seeborg’s statements on Wednesday made him the second judge to declare the Trump administration’s census decision to be illegal. A federal judge in New York blocked the administration from adding the citizenship question from the census. As a result, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed last month to review that decision.

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The state of California and several cities in the state sued the Trump administration over the citizenship question as well.

In the view of several state attorneys in California, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to take into consideration that this citizenship question would impose heavy costs on California and also make it lose one congressional seat due to the reduced percentage of immigrants responding to the survey, thus leading to an undercount.

The distribution of congressional seats within a state and the billions of dollars in federal funding they receive are based off of census numbers.

The Justice Department defended its decision by arguing that census officials make in-person follow-up visits to get a more accurate count.

In court documents, Justice Department attorneys asserted that households that skip the citizenship question but fill out the rest of the questionnaire are still counted.

It’s rather ironic that a judge is claiming that census questions inquiring about citizenship are threats to democracy.

The fact of the matter is that mass migration under the current welfare environment we live in is a legitimate threat to our democracy and social cohesion. Across the pond, Europe offers a lurid image of what happens when mass migration takes hold in a country.

Leftist judges like Seeborg and their Democrat cronies will obviously push back against any efforts to curtail immigration, given immigrants’ propensity to vote for the party that gives them the most handout aka the Democratic party.

There is no room for bromides about democracy or virtue signaling about racism when discussing immigration matters. What’s at stake is the very cultural fabric of the United States.

If that is disrupted, we can kiss the liberties we cherish as Americans goodbye.

The real threat to our democracy is the open borders status quo we are all subject to.

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Black Rifle Coffee Does Not Support Second Amendment Hero Kyle Rittenhouse

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Black Rifle Coffee, a coffee company based in Salt Lake City, is not defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.

The company said that it was against a tweet that Blaze Media reporter, Elijah Schaeffer,  posted that featured Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company shirt captioned “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America.” Rittenhouse was released on November 20, 2020 after supporters were able to raise $2 million for his bail. 

In the tweet, Schaeffer posted a discount code for the coffee. Sara Tabin of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that online Twitter users “questioned whether the coffee company had a sponsorship deal with Rittenhouse and accused it of supporting murder and hate.”

This prompted Black Rifle Coffee, the sponsor of the Slightly Offens*ve podcast, to release a statement on November 21 declaring that it is not sponsoring or supporting Rittenhouse.

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Initially, there was a misunderstanding about the company withdrawing its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve. However, a spokesperson for the company told the Salt Lake Tribune on November 21 that “We are not fluctuating our ad spend.” The coffee spokesperson added “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”

She stressed, “We don’t traffic in national tragedy and to us, that’s what this is. We are not legal experts or members of law enforcement. We fully support all law enforcement officials and believe in the integrity of the legal system.”

The spokesperson reiterated that the company will maintain its sponsorship of Blaze Media. She explained: “Our concern is that use of the discount code in the post did not reflect our values. That’s a concern we’ve addressed with the journalist and that he understands.”

Blaze employees “make decisions about how to allocate ad dollars within the Blaze,” she remarked. Although the spokesperson did not go into further detail about the company’s status as a podcast sponsor, it noted that the coffee company and the Blaze are in talks about “how to move forward with the allocation of ad dollars.”

Black Rifle Coffee positions itself as a pro-Second Amendment, conservative company that was founded by veterans. Black Rifle Coffee co-founder Evan Hafer released a statement on November 21 declaring that “We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.”

At the moment, Rittenhouse is facing two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a Black Lives Matter riot back in August. In addition, he’s being charged with one count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. During the riots, Rittenhouse was attacked by Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-style rifle as he was walking down the street to protect private property from looters.

It is disappointing to see supposedly pro-Second Amendment businesses fold to the mob. Although the Left is very effective at mass politics and causing certain businesses to get cancelled, some businesses will have to take a stand. Submission to these radicals only encourages them to become bolder in their attacks. 

Can Americans actually grow a spine for once?

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