Skip to comments.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?
For race I wrote down American.
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?
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.
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.
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."
I think the only thing required to answer is how many live there and that’s it.
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 ;-)
Would I classify for minority status if I referenced Irish or Polish ancestry on the form?
If you’re white, you should mark it white. Otherwise you’ll be counted as a democrat minority.
Yep, I know and White is color!
3 Americans living at our house, as far as our race goes.
Mongolian. I have Genghis Khan blood.
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.
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.
Normal for whom?
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.
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.”
Thanks - We got ours yesterday and I knew I’d find out what we’re legally obligated to reveal from FR!
might be good to give them bad data of the numbers in their forces
For race my wife put down “Human”, do not know how much trouble we will be in for, but....
...although I think I like some of these other answers better!
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.
I like your declaration. I’m going to use it. Thanks!
“Mongolian. I have Genghis Khan blood.”
Do you ever get the yearning or urge to start rampaging through Russia?
Still sitting on my desk.
nope, only latino or black count (my opinion). Asian counts against you. Irish and Polish mean you’re white and racist.
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.
How about "human race?" we all belong to that.
Or, sometimes I'll reply "why do you need that info?" To which they say..."oh, the system is asking for it."
At Rush's encouragement, I checked off "Other" then wrote in American........
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?
Thousands die thousands are born every day! Who knows the future?
I answered question 1. That was it. Already back in the mail.
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?
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?
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.
Race “Other” American (Thank you Rush!
I went to a mogolian grill one time, does that count?
Can't wait until they are running health care...
I plan on checking off “native american”. I mean I WAS born here.
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.
entered number of people and my phone number, sent it back.
For “race” i’m considering “Texan”