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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Here is the "Attachment" I mailed along with my completed census form. My family and I told them ONLY how many people lived in the house on the day the fomr was completed and their birth dates (I reasoned that the U.S. government asking for birth dates was possibly not TOTALLY unconstitutional since the constitution itself has age requirements to qualify for certain offices and to vote).

It's pretty long, so I hope that doesn't offend anyone. And I hope some of you will write to me when I am in federal prison ;-)

Attachment to U.S. Government Form D-1 – “United States Census 2010”

March 15, 2010

Attn: U.S. Department of Commerce

This attachment to Federal Form D-1 is provided to explain the methodology utilized by the residents of this home in providing the information which the United States government is constitutionally empowered to require of us and in declining to provide any information which the United States government is NOT constitutionally empowered to require of us.

Form D-1, Page 1

Question 1How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?

This question is absurd on its face. You used the past tense to ask about the future. However, in an effort to assist congress with the “actual Enumeration” they are charged with performing every 10 years, we have counted the people who live in this home as of today, March 15, 2010. Please keep in mind that we are making NO assertions or guarantees regarding how many people WILL live here ON April 1, 2010. It is possible that some unforeseen misfortune may befall some member or members of our extended family or one or more of our friends. Such occurrence might cause us to invite additional people to move in with us between now and April 1, 2010, thereby resulting in an INCREASE in the number of people who WILL reside here on that date. It is, of course, also possible that some time between today and April 1, 2010, a horrible tragedy or tragedies may befall one or more of the people currently living here, meaning that FEWER than 3 people COULD reside at this address on April 1, 2010.

Regardless of what the future may bring, we think you will agree that it is VERY unreasonable of our government to demand, under penalty of law, that we answer past-tense questions about the future.

Question 2 - Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1?

This question also uses the past tense to refer to the future. Since this was discussed at length in our critique of Question 1, we will not delve further in to it here. Question 2 refers to “any additional people” staying at this residence. Do you mean “additional people” APART from the “all of the people including babies” who were already enumerated as part of our answer to Question 1? If so, perhaps you would be so kind as to explain what other kind of “people” besides “all of the people including babies” one might expect to find living in one’s home. Of course, if this is some round-about way of trying to find out whether we are harboring zombies, vampires or other denizens of the un-dead in this house, then we can categorically state that we are NOT. Although, by providing that information we are already telling you more than you are constitutionally empowered to ask of us.

Question 3This question makes inquiries regarding the ownership status and/or rental arrangements of our home.

There is NO Article in, nor Amendment to, the United States Constitution, which empowers or directs the United States government to ask for this information or to keep records of such information. Hence, we decline to answer Question 3.

Question 4What is your phone number? We may call you if we don’t understand an answer.

What could possibly be misunderstood about the number 3?

There is NO Article in, nor Amendment to, the United States Constitution, which empowers or directs the United States government to ask for this information or to keep records of such information. Hence, we decline top answer Question 4.

Question 5Please provide information for each person living here. Start with a person living here who owns or rents this house, apartment or mobile home. If the owner or renter lives somewhere else, start with any adult living here. This will be Person 1. What is Person 1’s name?

There is NO Article in, nor Amendment to, the United States Constitution, which empowers or directs the United States government to ask for this information or to keep records of such information. Hence, we decline to answer Question 5.

Question 6What is Person 1’s sex?

There is NO Article in, nor Amendment to, the United States Constitution, which empowers or directs the United States government to ask for this information or to keep records of such information. Further, various federal laws forbid discrimination based on sex. What possible reason could the federal government have for needing to know the sex of every individual in the country, unless one or more federal agencies INTEND to use the information for purposes of sex discrimination? We decline to answer Question 6.

Question 7What is Person 1’s age and what is Person 1’s date of birth?

Although not specifically directed or empowered to collect this information by the United States Constitution, that document does require persons to be of certain ages in order to vote, or to run for various elected offices. For that reason, the birth date for Person 1 is provided on the Census Form, although we still contend you are on shaky constitutional grounds by demanding it of us.

We have NOT provided Person 1’s “age on April 1, 2010” because, as discussed in the critique of Question 1, above, said information will be incorrect if Person 1 dies before that date. Having been previously advised that providing incorrect information on the Census Form is a crime, we do not want to risk running afoul of the law. However, even a federal employee should be capable of using the date of birth provided to figure out the age Person 1 will presumably be on April 1, 2010, so this question has been appropriately answered.

Question 8Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

Why in the name of the Creator who endowed us with our unalienable rights would the United States government want to know whether ANY person is of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish “origin”? What are you, a bunch of racists?

There is NO Article in, nor Amendment to, the United States Constitution, which empowers or directs the United States government to ask for this information or to keep records of such information. To the contrary, our Constitution is widely interpreted as FORBIDDING discrimination based on race. Apart from using the information to initiate or perpetuate the practice of discrimination based on race, there is NO CONCEIVABLE reason why the United States government would need to know this. We decline to answer the question and are, in fact, appalled and offended that it would even be asked of us.

Question 9What is Person 1’s race?

Again, why in the name of the Creator who endowed us with our unalienable rights would the United States government want to know a person’s race?

There is NO Article in, nor Amendment to, the United States Constitution, which empowers or directs the United States government to ask for this information or to keep records of such information. To the contrary, our Constitution is widely interpreted as FORBIDDING discrimination based on race. Apart from using the information to initiate or perpetuate the practice of discrimination based on race there is NO CONCEIVABLE reason why the United States government would need to know this. We decline to answer the question and are, in fact, appalled and offended that it would even be asked of us.

However, if you simply MUST have an answer, we suggest going with human. All 3 people who reside at this address are members of the HUMAN race.

Question 10Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?

Are you asking in a “real” sense, or in the Metaphysical sense? Metaphysically speaking, anyone who meditates or engages in deep thought sometimes “lives” within their own mind. Does THAT count as “somewhere else”?

Seriously, though, this question is, apart from the unconstitutional racist inquiries of Questions 8 and 9, the most insulting on the entire form. We already TOLD you how many people live here. Furthermore, we are intelligent enough to know that IF a person “sometimes” lives or stays “somewhere else” then that person should NOT be listed on the Census form for “somewhere else”.

Please explain whether the intent of this question was to question our honesty or merely to call us stupid.

Form D-1, Page 2

Note: The explanations provided below apply to Questions 1 through 7 for both Person 2 AND Person 3.

Question 1Print name of Person.

See response to Question 5 from Page 1 of Form D-1.

Question 2How is this person related to Person 1?

There is NO Article in, nor Amendment to, the United States Constitution, which empowers or directs the United States government to ask for this information or to keep records of such information. Hence, we decline to answer Question 2.

Question 3What is Person’s sex?

See response to Question 6 from Page 1 of Form D-1.

Question 4What is Person’s age and Person’s date of birth?

See response to Question 7 from Page 1 of Form D-1.

Question 5Is this person of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

See response to Question 8 from Page 1 of Form D-1.

Question 6What is person’s race?

See response to Question 9 from Page 1 of Form D-1.

Question 7Does this person sometimes live or stay somewhere else?

See response to Question 10 from Page 1 of Form D-1.

15 posted on 03/18/2010 12:02:06 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

I put the number of people living in the house and then lined through every other request for information with a black pen with the exception of race which was answered “human”.


16 posted on 03/18/2010 12:05:16 PM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: WayneS

Well, you’re not going to end up in the joint. You do, however, stand to have a greater than normal chance of being fined, IMO, because of your detailed response, rather than simply not answering the questions. However, if you refuse to pay the fines, THEN you might go to prison. ;-)


17 posted on 03/18/2010 2:15:39 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: WayneS
Regardless of what the future may bring, we think you will agree that it is VERY unreasonable of our government to demand, under penalty of law, that we answer past-tense questions about the future.

I thought of waiting until April 1 to fill it out, but I figured there's little chance of Mom or me kicking it before then, and the Census Department would probably be dumb enough to follow up before April 1. So I'm mailing it off tomorrow. :-)

18 posted on 03/18/2010 2:25:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: WayneS

I would expect that information about the person’s name, sex, and birthdate could be justified on the basis of avoiding duplication. If the information were only used for that purpose, its collection would be constitutionally appropriate and laws requiring it would be legitimately enforceable. It’s unclear to what extent the fact that information will most likely be used for other purposes would justify a refusal to supply it.


19 posted on 03/18/2010 3:48:52 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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