Is representation and diversity more important than qualifications and merit, in the cabinet?

First 5 - 9 minutes at least


Is representation and diversity more important than qualifications and merit, in the cabinet?

Should undocumented immigrants be counted in the U.S. census?

Could the undocumented immigrants being counted in the census be used along with other things to justify them being allowed to vote?
 

Whateverman

Well-known member
Is representation and diversity more important than qualifications and merit, in the cabinet?
I doubt it, though it's possible for Biden to value both things at the same time.

Should undocumented immigrants be counted in the U.S. census?
According to the US Constitution, yes.

Could the undocumented immigrants being counted in the census be used along with other things to justify them being allowed to vote?
No.
 

vibise

Active member
There are usually multiple highly qualified candidates for most positions. Therefore qualifications other than experience and knowledge can and should be taken into consideration.

The Constitution says that all "persons" should be counted in the census, whereas in other places in the Constitution, rights are assigned to "citizens".

No one is arguing that noncitizens be allowed to vote. No one.
 

Temujin

Well-known member
First 5 - 9 minutes at least


Is representation and diversity more important than qualifications and merit, in the cabinet?
. They are both important and are not mutually exclusive.

Should undocumented immigrants be counted in the U.S. census?
Yes. For the obvious reason that they consume resources, occupy space, create trash, have children, become sick, and die. All of which has a cost to the state which hosts them. They may also create wealth as well. Not having an accurate count means that planning and utilisation of public funds will be inaccurate.

Could the undocumented immigrants being counted in the census be used along with other things to justify them being allowed to vote?
Presumably that is up to the host state. If you are bothered by the notion, don't live in a state where it is likely to happen. Are there any?
 
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