In regard to Roy Charles Moore’s letter to the editor concerning the census and the Constitution (“The Constitution is clear on the census,” July 8):

Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that there is a group of people that are excluded from being counted. The current administration is not advocating to exclude anyone from being counted.

All that will be done — and it will be done — is to ask someone currently in the U.S. if he or she is a citizen. That does not exclude them from the count; on the contrary, it makes them very relevant to the count.

This question was on the census before; it’s nothing new or unusual for someone to be asked if they are a citizen of the country.

Mac McAtee

Oak Ridge

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