Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Minn. lawmaker vows not to complete Census - (ALL questions must be answered?)
Posted on 06/19/2009 7:33:29 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.
In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times "America's Morning News," Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become "very intricate, very personal" and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau's door-to-door information collection efforts.
Shelly Lowe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Mrs. Bachmann is "misreading" the law.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
“Shelly Lowe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Mrs. Bachmann is “misreading” the law.”
Well, that’s a nice reassurance. I’m sure I can rely upon my local ACORN representative/census taker to not “misread” the law. They do have a track record of painstaking attention to legality, you know. /s/
I truly believe each and every conservative should tell them to come back with a court order if they want us to give them census data ...
Love Michelle she used to be my representative until we moved last year she is a riot she called bo’s government a Gang Sta government video is here...
Wow, is it that time again? I got the long form last time and battled the Bureau endlessly when I refused to let them know how many toilets were in my house (amongst other data).
Can we take the Fifth?
Nothing but number of people in the house from me.
same here..nothing but number of people..
“I have no recollection of the number of toilets in my house”
“I have no recollection”
It worked for Hillary
Once again, the most courageous conservative leaders continue to be women.Who’d a thunk. Ain’t what you had in mind, is it NOW?
If they ask for more I will simply tell them it is none of their business and they either take the information I am willing to give, or they can take none.
If they press the issue, I will order them off my property and call the Sheriff. Out here in small town Idaho...if they come...they will find that the Sheriff here understands and abides his duty to the people in this community.
TITLE 13 - CENSUS
CHAPTER 7 - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
SUBCHAPTER II - OTHER PERSONS
Sec. 221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers
(a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.
(b) Whoever, when answering questions described in subsection (a) of this section, and under the conditions or circumstances described in such subsection, willfully gives any answer that is false, shall be fined not more than $500.
THEy will get the number of people in my home - and I will also answer my race - AMERICAN.
I’ve never answered these question other than how many people are in the household. This has been since 1970, and never once has there been a followup.
"2 adults". Signed it. Sent it back.
Not a peep out of 'em.
This time, they'll get "2 adults. 2 children."
Me too, after that they sent some punk kid to my door and I told him number of peeps and bye,bye......
I had some oldie flunkie calling me every other night, trying to get me to redo it. I kept refusing. He asked to set up an appointment so he could personally ask me all the questions. I told him that he wasn't welcome on my property. I answered the constitutionally mandated questions, and had no interest in engaging in their unconstitutional social engineering schemes.
Finally, he got pissed off and told me that there would be trouble if I didn't comply. I hung up on him.
Ten years later, still no sign of "trouble."
What nonsense. The census is for headcount purposes only. Anything else is information the government doesn’t need.
I'll check "Other" and write in "homo sapiens."
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