Conservatives should really like the census

  • Article by: George Wil , Washington Post
  • Updated: July 14, 2013 - 5:53 PM

The data it can provide, among other things, could prove their points.

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kraemer1Jul. 14, 13 5:59 PM

George Will is an very old repub....yup that dying breed.

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gandalf48Jul. 15, 13 9:34 AM

I don't have a problem with the census...it was clearly laid out in the US Constitution...unlike many other things the federal government does today.

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twspt7Jul. 15, 1312:43 PM

Well, well, an arch conservative who has somehow managed to acknowledge the fact that not all that is done by "the government" is intrinsically evil.

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wplettfanJul. 15, 13 2:15 PM

So if it's in Article 1 Sec. 2 it's debatable. If it's in the 2nd Amendment it's not. I see how this works now.

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gandalf48Jul. 15, 13 3:13 PM

wplettfan - [So if it's in Article 1 Sec. 2 it's debatable. If it's in the 2nd Amendment it's not. I see how this works now.] *** Actually it's the other way around, I know very, very few politicians on the right who even bring up the census (if they do it's more of a one off for a specific question asked in the census) as an issue while I nearly every liberal politician is trying to implement laws to make the right to "bear arms" more difficult to maintain. So the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply in the world of liberals...which I suppose is consistent since liberals will never acknowledge Article 1 Section 8 as the limits of federal government power and will continually misuse general welfare as unlimited power (which even the founders clearly explained was not the case in the federalist papers).

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braxozJul. 15, 13 4:10 PM

The problem the current batch of neo-conservatives has with the census is that it provides something they are uncomfortable with: facts.

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