2000 was part of the last millennium, remember. The true Millennium didn’t begin until 2001.
There’s a flashback to a dumb argument you never cared about.
Anyway, I read a media article when I covered this. The article said that the citizenship question had been “long-abandoned.” But they didn’t say when it was abandoned. I didn’t want to repeat their vague, sketchy claim that the question had been “long-abandoned” so I just said something like “It had been used previously.”
You want to know what “long-abandoned” means to the media? They mean Obamaabandoned it in 2010.
The previous census, done as one of Bill Clinton’s final administrative acts, did ask it.
When you have the burden of 12 to 20 million of something, it’s probably a good idea to count them. Unless, of course you don’t want to KNOW how many of them you have and you want to disguise them as something else… like citizens.
Citizenship question only skipped 1960 and 2010 census the question in 50s was, is this person naturalized, after asking where born.
Noticed after the 40s the Government got nosier and nosier , if you have indoor plumbing. Who knew the constitution meant to enumerate toilets.