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.
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Yup. Me too.
Call it civil disobedience, defiance, a line in the sand, whatever, but I'm willing to take it as far they wish.
Last time ‘round I answered “1 adult”.
Census worker showed up not long after, and started pressing for other answers. I simply replied something like “I have given all the information required by the Constitution, and anything beyond that requires a warrant.” ‘nuff said. Guy promptly left and didn’t bother me any more.
And yes I’d pay the $100 fine.
And then go to court demanding it back.
Checked the Census website recently. Funny how it’s smothered with “our employees are sworn to keep your information secret for life under threat of extreme penalties.” Considering how some thugs threatening voters & poll workers, having been convicted for a serious federal crime, mysteriously had their charges dropped without explaination ... I’m not so convinced by warm assurances of secrecy.
Good for her. I have not answered more than the basic “who lives here” question since the first census I participated in back in the 60’s. Nuts to them.
so should i just send the $100 check in with the census forms?
Screw those commies.
Stop playing ball.
Watch their magical unicorn cloud city come falling down, off the rainbow.
BTW, guys: DO NOT LIE on the forms. Not answering is one thing, justifiable in court per delegated powers and enumerated rights. Willfully giving false information is something completely different which cannot be justified at all in court.
Do what ACORN and barry soetoro do — PLAY STUPID.
It gums up the machine, takes forever, and makes them do all kinds of work, WHICH THEY REFUSE TO DO.
The moment things require effort, the socialists quit bothering and move to the next person.
So just play dumb. Under race, put Indy 500. Then when they call you on it, say “Oh my God, what was I thinking! I meant Kentucky Derby!”
ACORN wasn't running the show. There will be intimidation this time.
Criminals threatening law abiding citizens with criminal prosecution. This is what America has come to.
Even more ironic is the fact that they are going to commit so much fraud that your answers are worthless anyway.
Inasmuch as i was born and raised in the US, I think I would answer “Native American”.
Makes me wonder if ACORN’s census collection “efforts” may spark the next “shot heard ‘round the world?”
I will not answer any census question that I consider inappropriate or none of the government’s business such as how much money I make etc.
None of their g.d. business.
We used Census data to round up the Japanese in the 40s. Once government has information there is absolutely zero restriction on how it can be used. A privacy law now can be rescinded, judged, regulated or executive ordered into ineffectiveness tomorrow.
Respondents are not required to respond to any information collection unless it displays a valid approval number from the Office of Management and Budget. This 8-digit number appears in the bottom right on the front cover of this form.
I think some ACORN type folks are threatening folks with the 'census' law for the American Community Survey, which isn't mandatory.
Really what are they gonna do? I could ge real incomptetent real fast. Beg senior moment etc.