Kurt Nimmo
February 10, 2009

It’s another shot across the bow of the Constitution: the White House has announced it will micromanage the census. It is said Obama and crew — you can almost hear Rahm Emanuel cracking his knuckles in Obama’s ear — decided to lord over the census after California Rep. Barbara Lee, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Hispanic groups complained to the White House about Judd Gregg, the Republican senator from New Hampshire slated to head the Commerce Department. Lee, the Caucus, and Hispanic groups complained Gregg couldn’t be trusted to conduct to run the census, at least not to their liking, and in response the Obama administration hijacked the census.

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Mary Ann Akers of the Washington Post cited a senior Republican Senate aide who declared that letting the census “be run out of Rahm’s office is like putting PETA in charge of issuing hunting permits.”  

On February 6, White House spokesman Laena Fallon said: “From the first days of the transition the census has been a priority for the president, and a process he wanted to reevaluate. There is historic precedent for the director of the census, who works for the Commerce Secretary and the president, to work closely with White House senior management — given the number of decisions that will have to be put before the president. We plan to return to that model in this administration.”

In short, the Obama administration plans to violate the Constitution and the law. According to Article I, Section 2 the Constitution: “The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.” As for the Law, Congress decreed the following:

The Secretary [of Commerce] shall perform the functions and duties imposed upon him by this title, may issue such rules and regulations as he deems necessary to carry out such functions and duties, and may delegate the performance of such functions and duties and the authority to issue such rules and regulations to such officers and employees of the Department of Commerce as he may designate.

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Title 13 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 1, Subchapter I, § 2, entitled “Bureau of the Census,” states: “The Bureau is continued as an agency within, and under the jurisdiction of, the Department of Commerce.”

Not under the jurisdiction of Obama and Rahm Emanuel, but the Department of Commerce. The Director of the Census by law must be within the Department of Commerce and under the direction of the Senate approved Secretary of Commerce who then reports to the president.

According to the Chicago Daily Observer, the Secretary of Commerce will not report directly to Obama, but his designee — feared by Republicans to be Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Last week, Mary Ann Akers of the Washington Post cited a senior Republican Senate aide, who declared that letting the census “be run out of Rahm’s office is like putting PETA in charge of issuing hunting permits.”

For the Democrats, all of this is exceedingly important because census results will determine the redrawing of congressional districts and electoral college numbers and may impact the 2012 elections when Obama could be fighting for reelection and Democrats fighting to hold on to the House and the Senate.

In such matters — considering the composition of government — the integrity of the Constitution and the letter of law come in dead last. Obama is said to be a constitutional scholar. In fact, he has about as much reverence for our founding document as George W. Bush, who infamously said during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders in 2005 that the Constitution is “just a goddamned piece of paper.”

Obama may indeed have a soft spot in his heart for the Constitution, not that it matters — he is little more than a front man for the ruling elite who call the shots.

Sabotaging the Constitution has nothing to do with Democrats, Republicans, congressional districts, or the Congressional Black Caucus and Hispanic groups — it has to do with control exercised by our rulers. If the census needs to be fiddled with in order to make sure the globalist agenda remains on track with the current spate of factotums in place, the act of treading on the Constitution is of no account.

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