A Reader Asks What About That Constitutional Amendment To Restrict The Census To U.S. Citizens?
January 22, 2012, 06:06 AM
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From: An Anonymous Researcher [Email him]

I am doing a research paper on the 14th Amendment, Section 2, Sentence 1. ["Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed."]

I was wondering if you knew what ever happened to Rep. Candice Miller`s proposed constitutional amendment to change the Census count to include only U.S. citizens.

Can you direct me to some articles that explain what happened to it?

James Fulford writes: There was a lot of opposition to it from the usual suspects. You can check the book  Vote thieves: illegal immigration, redistricting, and presidential elections,image by Orlando G. Rodriguez details of the opposition to this plan, but in general what happens to a proposed constitutional amendment is …nothing happens, for years and years, and years, unless there’s an enthusiastic and well-funded mass movement in favor of it. The last serious attempt change the constitution was the Equal Rights Amendment, and that failed, largely because Phyllis Schlafly stood like a stone wall in its way.