Skip to comments.Harassed by the U.S. Census: A Friend Tells Her Frightening Story
Posted on 03/09/2010 7:15:30 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
Last summer, my friend was selected for the 'pilot program' for the U.S. Census and tells me the frightening story of how U.S. Census workers repeatedly harassed her because she refused to fill out the ten-page questionnaire (which asked detailed, intrusive questions about her insurance, her kids' schooling, how it was paid for and how they were transported there, etc.). Because she refused to fill out the form, a census worker visited her home over ten times, trying to threaten her into filling out the form. The census worker even put a copy of 'the law' in her mailbox, with something about being prosecuted highlighted. The census worker told my friend that her participation was necessary to determine government social services, to which my friend replied that she doesn't depend on the government and that they should pry into the lives of those who take welfare checks.
My friend, a teacher, wondered how a tiny requirement in the U.S. Constitution, requiring a count of American residents, resulted in Big Brother government suddenly demanding detailed personal information about her family. My friend repeatedly told the census worker, "We have four people in our household. That's all I'm required to tell you, and that's all you need to know." Unfortunately, shortly after that, my friend and her husband were audited by the IRS over an alleged discrepancy of $150. Here's more from my friend:
(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...
I think there is a possible fine of $100 if you do not provide information. If you provide false information, the fine goes up to maybe $500.
“What is Person One’s name?” best answer: Person One
They had no trouble answering those questions ~ I've even seen the original copies.
(BTW, if you're an Harrison-Adams descendant, that's who I'm talking about ~ Although the Presidents weren't all that prolific, John Adams' daughter and Harrison's son definitely FOUNDED as much as they could). Many of their children FOUNDED even more Founding!
That is almost as horrible as what they had to put up with in Cambodia, what with the death squads, the mass murder, the enslavement, the killing fields.
Sounds like it was harrowing and terrible, I hope they got through it all.
I had a black telephone repairman tell me when they asked his race on anything he always put ‘Human’.
No sarcasm tag necessary -
Here in North Little Rock, Arkansas, there are colorful signs on many street corners in SPANISH encouraging everyone to participate in the Census...
What authority does the government have to do anything more than a head count? I haven’t seen such in the Constitution. But that is just a “living document” that can be “moulded” to fit the circumstances (aka - agenda) of the current administration.
All the government “needs” to know - how many people live here? Period. Anything more is a violation of privacy.
I'm going to enter my DNA haplogroup; yDNA = R1b and mtDNA = 'V'.
I just send ‘em my whole genome and let ‘em figure it out.
Ms. Schlussel & Mr. Day are talking like one of those whacked-out Ron Paul supporters now. They know good & well that you have nothing to fear about the census unless you have something to hide.
What are you trying to hide, Jerry? < / sarc >
Best thing is to mail back the census form, ASAP after you got it. I read that if they receive it, you will not be contacted by census workers, so if anyone comes to your door, claiming to be one, you can be sure they are fakes, don’t open the door, don’t talk to them.
There are many burgleries, where they come to your door, and push their way in, once you open it. This is a great opportunity for such criminals. If you get a real census worker, ask them to leave the form and go away, don’t open the door, because you just can’t be sure.
Nice start to the day.
I filled mine out as: Native American (I was borne in the USA)
I plan to say how many and for the future geneologist I probably will give name, gender how many. BUT before I will talk to anyone I plan to ask them to fill out this info on them:
This is 2 pages about of their info, if they make it thru my questions (and show ID to prove it) then I will tell them two people live here. I doubt many would come back for the invasion of their privacy.
I will try to remember to record this and have my Constitution handy too.
Thanks for the info. Great stuff to have on hand when they show up.
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