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Wed Dec 20, 2017, 09:52 AM

If your bliss is ignorance, Trump is your friend

If your bliss is ignorance, this is a great time to be alive in the U.S. Itís always been easy to shut out the facts, especially when they donít confirm your deeply held views on contentious issues. But wouldn't it be even easier if there were no facts at all?

Thatís where the Trump administration comes in.

The president, with the help of Republican leaders in Congress, has endeavored not only to encourage ignorance, but also to ensure it through budget cuts, personnel decisions and policy changes. The federal government is doing its best to limit the information we have about this country, the people who inhabit it and the forces that are shaping it.

Unfortunately for bliss-seekers, the Constitution mandates a decennial census, which prevents the government from operating in complete ignorance of its population. Luckily, though, the Constitution also grants Congress the power to carry out the census in ďsuch manner as they shall by law direct.Ē The manner that this Congress has selected appears to be ďon a shoestring.Ē The Census Bureau has complained that it doesnít have the funds to properly plan for 2020, which will be the first-ever census conducted primarily online ó a huge undertaking. And itís working with only an interim leader because its director, who departed in May, has not been replaced.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-friedman-ignorance-trump-20171220-story.html

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Thu Dec 21, 2017, 05:23 AM

1. I wish Dems would get on cable news daily, hour after hour and inform the public

of the hell that is going on!!

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