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Got my census form today - Vanity

Posted on 03/16/2010 1:42:42 PM PDT by LatinaGOP

How is everyone else answering? Don't like that they ask my race/ethnicity for congressional districting. They tend to assume that because I am Hispanic, that I am a Democrat. Can I choose to only answer how many people are living here and send it in that way?


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What are you all doing with yours?
1 posted on 03/16/2010 1:42:42 PM PDT by LatinaGOP
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To: LatinaGOP

For race I wrote down American.


2 posted on 03/16/2010 1:43:37 PM PDT by A. Morgan (ZER0 is a BIG LIAR!)
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To: LatinaGOP

I’ve thought about the American response as the other poster suggested. When my son got his drivers license they said race was self identified. Meaning it was whatever my son considered himself.

So what would screw up their plans the most?


3 posted on 03/16/2010 1:45:03 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: LatinaGOP

I got mine too. Filled it out. I put we are american indian from the Choctaw Nation, as we are. The only thing I did not fill out was my phone #. They don’t need that. My mother does geneology and she says these questions are normal.


4 posted on 03/16/2010 1:45:24 PM PDT by kacres
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To: A. Morgan
I'm inclined to "human" for the race question. American is a statement of nationality.
5 posted on 03/16/2010 1:45:26 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: LatinaGOP

I wish I could have answered, all the above so our state would get more money.
That’s what it’s all about.

I look for Texas to get shafted.


6 posted on 03/16/2010 1:45:45 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: LatinaGOP
http://www.lizmichael.com/census.htm

Declaration To Make To Census Takers

"I hereby affirm that the provisions of Title 13 ``requiring'' me to disclose my race, personal financial data, birthdate, or any other personal, private information to the Bureau of the Census, an agency of the United States government; constitutes an unreasonable, unwarranted search of my person, house, papers, and/or effects; and a governmental invasion of the sanctity of my home and the privacies of life. As such, these provisions violate the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, and are thus wholly void and I am not bound to obey them.

I have completed the only those sections of the Census form pertaining to the Constitutionally-mandated actual enumeration, as follows:

The actual number of people living at the address printed on the form, excluding untaxed Native Americans;

Age of each person in accordance with US Const. Amendment XIV, Section 2.

Sex of each person, in accordance with US Const. Amendment XIV, Section 2.

I have thus fulfilled my obligation to the attainment of the actual enumeration of the populace of the United States.

Any fine or other sanction that is levied by any office or organization stemming from the unconstitutional provisions of Title 13 in connection with my response to this or any other Census-related questioning will be challenged in a court of law."

7 posted on 03/16/2010 1:45:59 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LatinaGOP

I think the only thing required to answer is how many live there and that’s it.


8 posted on 03/16/2010 1:46:33 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: LatinaGOP

I am putting “Native American”. It is true in more than one way - I was born here, but hubby and I also have American Indian ancestors ;-)


9 posted on 03/16/2010 1:46:34 PM PDT by justsaynomore
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To: driftdiver

Would I classify for minority status if I referenced Irish or Polish ancestry on the form?


10 posted on 03/16/2010 1:46:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: A. Morgan

If you’re white, you should mark it white. Otherwise you’ll be counted as a democrat minority.


11 posted on 03/16/2010 1:47:01 PM PDT by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: Myrddin

Yep, I know and White is color!


12 posted on 03/16/2010 1:47:06 PM PDT by A. Morgan (ZER0 is a BIG LIAR!)
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To: A. Morgan

3 Americans living at our house, as far as our race goes.


13 posted on 03/16/2010 1:47:13 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: LatinaGOP

Native American


14 posted on 03/16/2010 1:47:14 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: justsaynomore

Mongolian. I have Genghis Khan blood.


15 posted on 03/16/2010 1:47:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: LatinaGOP

We answered the first 3 questions and mailed it. *ENUMERATED*

Supposedly, if the census people are not happy with your response, they will send someone to your house up to 7 times. If that doesn’t work, they bug your neighbors or use Public Data.

Apparently, a lot of people are NOT complying.

I can’t wait to see the first ACORN looking person walk up our driveway.


16 posted on 03/16/2010 1:47:25 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: LatinaGOP

As was stated below, when it comes to race, write in American. Would you not write in German, Italian, French, Mexican, etc, etc, etc? American is a race also.


17 posted on 03/16/2010 1:47:38 PM PDT by RC2
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To: kacres
My mother does geneology and she says these questions are normal.

Normal for whom?

18 posted on 03/16/2010 1:47:44 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LatinaGOP

Got a letter informing me it will soon be arriving. This went into the trash and the actual form will go into the trash when it arrives. Let them come to my door. I will not answer the door.


19 posted on 03/16/2010 1:48:23 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: LatinaGOP

We got two at our house for some reason. And the bold print of “Your response is required by law” on the front caught my eye. I really doubt they want my true “response.”


20 posted on 03/16/2010 1:48:49 PM PDT by doodad
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To: Puppage

Thanks - We got ours yesterday and I knew I’d find out what we’re legally obligated to reveal from FR!


21 posted on 03/16/2010 1:48:51 PM PDT by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: LatinaGOP

Toss it.


22 posted on 03/16/2010 1:49:08 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: demkicker

might be good to give them bad data of the numbers in their forces


23 posted on 03/16/2010 1:49:12 PM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: LatinaGOP

For race my wife put down “Human”, do not know how much trouble we will be in for, but....


24 posted on 03/16/2010 1:49:13 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: pigsmith

...although I think I like some of these other answers better!


25 posted on 03/16/2010 1:49:25 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: kacres

Phone number is just in case they have to clarify something or make an appointment to come to your home.

I found it to be rather easy and there were no income
questions. They did ask if there was clear home ownership or rental, etc.
I thought that unnecessary.


26 posted on 03/16/2010 1:49:50 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Puppage

I like your declaration. I’m going to use it. Thanks!


27 posted on 03/16/2010 1:50:09 PM PDT by LatinaGOP
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To: LatinaGOP
Race:
Other: American
28 posted on 03/16/2010 1:50:31 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Mongolian. I have Genghis Khan blood.”

Do you ever get the yearning or urge to start rampaging through Russia?


29 posted on 03/16/2010 1:50:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: LatinaGOP
Got mine last month. Hand delivered.

Still sitting on my desk.

30 posted on 03/16/2010 1:51:11 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: a fool in paradise

nope, only latino or black count (my opinion). Asian counts against you. Irish and Polish mean you’re white and racist.


31 posted on 03/16/2010 1:51:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: A. Morgan

For “sex” my wife and I filled in “often” and the kids put “not allowed”.

Race... We all agreed on “Indy 500”.

Gee, I really hope they find it amusing.


32 posted on 03/16/2010 1:51:20 PM PDT by mikelets456
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To: driftdiver
So what would screw up their plans the most?

How about "human race?" we all belong to that.

33 posted on 03/16/2010 1:51:40 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: demkicker
It's amazing to me how many people just willingly provide all information asked, without asking why. Like at a checkout line when asked for your zip code and/or phone number. I just say, "oh, no thanks."

Or, sometimes I'll reply "why do you need that info?" To which they say..."oh, the system is asking for it."

34 posted on 03/16/2010 1:51:41 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LatinaGOP
Don't like that they ask my race

At Rush's encouragement, I checked off "Other" then wrote in American........

35 posted on 03/16/2010 1:51:51 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Doesn’t it SICKEN you that all of the adverts and letters state that the census data is to be used to make sure “your community gets its fair shair of government programs”,

and not ONE WORD about apportionment for representation in the House?


36 posted on 03/16/2010 1:51:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: LatinaGOP
Do not send it in until after April 1st! You can't answer question 1 or 2 truthfully until after that date. There are 16 days til the 1st, who knows what will happen?

Thousands die thousands are born every day! Who knows the future?

37 posted on 03/16/2010 1:51:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: LatinaGOP

I answered question 1. That was it. Already back in the mail.


38 posted on 03/16/2010 1:52:06 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: LatinaGOP
Yes, we got ours yesterday but........

My wife have already filled one out (minimally) over a month ago.

Over a month ago, we also received repeated phone messages referring to "case numbers".

Were we scammed?

39 posted on 03/16/2010 1:52:16 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (Ocents.com - You Lie & Socialist stamps, tees, mousepads, bumper stickers....etc)
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To: LatinaGOP

I’m looking at my copy now and just noticed you can check “Native Hawaiian”

So can I put down “Native Massachusettian”?

All I know is I’m not sending this back until after April 1st - How do I know who will be staying at my house on April 1st on March 16th?
Would it be considered falsification if I answer a ‘future question’ on a question I have no 100% truthful answer to?


40 posted on 03/16/2010 1:52:37 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: LatinaGOP

For ‘race’, consider “100 meter dash”, “440 Relay”, “Human”.

As to the rest, you’re only required to givwe the number of persons in the household. For anything else, write in the appropriate portion of the Constitution.


41 posted on 03/16/2010 1:52:44 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: LatinaGOP

Race “Other” American (Thank you Rush!


42 posted on 03/16/2010 1:52:45 PM PDT by noname07718 (Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction-Ronald Reagan 1993)
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To: A. Morgan

Likewise.


43 posted on 03/16/2010 1:52:54 PM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: a fool in paradise

I went to a mogolian grill one time, does that count?


44 posted on 03/16/2010 1:53:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: A. Morgan
Be careful, folks...the instructions in the cover letter say to 'return the enclosed census form today' BUT the actual form wants to know your status as of APRIL 1ST!

Can't wait until they are running health care...

45 posted on 03/16/2010 1:53:07 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: kacres

I plan on checking off “native american”. I mean I WAS born here.


46 posted on 03/16/2010 1:53:14 PM PDT by jslade (People that are easily offended OFFEND ME!)
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To: LatinaGOP

Last time I put down the number of people living at my address and left it at that. This time I will also add that all residents are of the American “race”. They will get no other information from me unless and until I am standing in front of a judge and he orders me to give it.


47 posted on 03/16/2010 1:53:29 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: LatinaGOP

entered number of people and my phone number, sent it back.


48 posted on 03/16/2010 1:54:10 PM PDT by SGCOS
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To: LatinaGOP

For “race” i’m considering “Texan”


49 posted on 03/16/2010 1:54:16 PM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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How about really, really poor penmanship with your (ahem) answers?
50 posted on 03/16/2010 1:54:18 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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