2020 Census: Should non-citizens be allowed to elect who governs us?

Article author: 
Taylor Day
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
16 February 2019
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 
In mid-January, a federal judge blocked an additional question to the survey that wants to ask whether the participant is a U.S. citizen.  The Supreme Court promised yesterday to hear the case quickly so that the matter is resolved before the 2020 Census.  The Census is done every ten years so that Congress knows how to regulate federal money and can determine the representation of districts.  The number of electoral votes is also determined by the Census.  
Liberal leaders have long been counting illegals in the Census to inflate representation, and then electing representatives who declare their area a "sanctuary" for more illegal populations.  This creates an endless cycle that damages our democracy.
When the federal judge first blocked the motion to add a citizenship question to the Census, Reuters reported on the measure with clear insight into why Democrats are so opposed to it stating in their coverage:
The plaintiffs — 18 U.S. states, 15 cities and various civil rights groups — said that asking census respondents whether they are U.S. citizens will frighten immigrants and Latinos into abstaining from the count....
Illegal aliens do not even have to vote in our elections to manipulate our republic, since their mere presence can inflate representation in their districts. ...
The Fourteenth Amendment addresses solely aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens and where the information from the Census is applied.  In the first section, it reads, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."
Section two reads, "Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state."  Considering that this directly follows the first, there should be no confusion on the term "persons" in the second section to refer to any persons other than citizens....
What sort of country is left in the modern age if the government isn't allowed to ask the people if they are citizens?...