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Barack Obama opponents urge census boycott......
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/29/barack-obama-opponents-census-boycott ^ | Feb 29th, 2010

Posted on 03/08/2010 1:15:09 PM PST by TaraP

Conservative opponents of the Obama administration are urging supporters to resist the upcoming US census, saying it asks too many questions and reflects increasing government intrusion into private matters.

The census, held every 10 years since 1790, is becoming a focal point for the growing anti-government movement in the US.

The government will endeavour to count every person living in the US, regardless of legal, immigration or citizenship status. The count, which helps determine political representation and the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in government funds, is mandated by the constitution.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a virulently conservative, anti-Obama Republican from Minnesota, has urged supporters to give only the number of people living in their household, saying nothing more is required by the constitution. Participation in the census is required by law and to refuse, or to falsify information, is punishable by fines that can range from $100 up to $500 (about £60 to £300), although the law is rarely enforced.

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1 posted on 03/08/2010 1:15:09 PM PST by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Obama, the One, parts the seas and brings harmony to human-kind.


2 posted on 03/08/2010 1:16:06 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (ONLINE TAX REVOLT 150,000 AND GROWING. http://www.onlinetaxrevolt.com)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

This year’s census will ask 10 questions, including name, age, sex, whether the respondent owns or rents a home, and questions about race and ethnicity. The census form does not ask about immigration status, and the information is confidential..

Census forms are being mailed this month and will consist of just 10 questions. These questions will help determine how more than $400 billion in federal funds will be distributed to places like hospitals, schools, senior centers, etc. Households that do not return the form may expect to receive an in-person visit from a census taker.


3 posted on 03/08/2010 1:17:16 PM PST by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

“virulently conservative”

Virulently conservative as contrasted with condign communist.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 1:17:31 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: TaraP

My biggest frustration with the census right now are the bogus commercials running about how they influence the number of teachers and street lights. The census is here for one thing, to determine representation and that is it.


5 posted on 03/08/2010 1:17:47 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: TaraP

I will only answer 2 questions....
How many in household. 2
Race. Native American
Nuff said. Over. Done


6 posted on 03/08/2010 1:18:05 PM PST by Old Texan (If the Dims are dumb enough to poke at a Rattlesnake, they are gonna get bit.)
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To: TaraP
The census, held every 10 years since 1790, is becoming a focal point for the growing anti-government movement in the US. The government will endeavour to count every person living in the US, regardless of legal, immigration or citizenship status.

THIS is the reason to boycott it, if any. OVERCOUNTING the citizenry is a violation of the intent of the census.

7 posted on 03/08/2010 1:18:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: TaraP
Hey. I've got a great catch phrase for this.

"Resist, Mobilize, Transform"
8 posted on 03/08/2010 1:19:34 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: TaraP

So I just got the mail. Got a letter from the Census. Wasn’t the Census form. It was a letter to me telling me they are going to mail me the Census form next week. In seven languages.

First class letter times how many households? Unbelievable.


9 posted on 03/08/2010 1:20:03 PM PST by DManA
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To: Old Texan

why do they ask about our race? ...anyone know?


10 posted on 03/08/2010 1:20:45 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: TaraP

Census form in the mail today

hhmmmm


11 posted on 03/08/2010 1:21:45 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: TaraP

if we all refused to identify our race to the Federal Government it would no doubt blow apart like the Death Star...


12 posted on 03/08/2010 1:21:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TaraP
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a virulently conservative, anti-Obama Republican from...

Is there a certification course for this?

Can one be, say, a third degree virulent conservative?

13 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:00 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: TaraP
Conservative opponents of the Obama administration are urging supporters to resist the upcoming US census, saying it asks too many questions and reflects increasing government intrusion into private matters.

No conserative would advocate resisting the census. It's mandated by the Constitution. As for all of the nosy questions 0bama has mandated? ...that is an entirely different matter.

14 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:18 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: GeronL

wAIT just a sec...

*opens letter*

That ain’t a census form... it says I’ll get the form in a week.

They finding a new way to waste money?


15 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:21 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: ncpatriot
why do they ask about our race? ...anyone know?

Might have something to do with apportionment.

After all, they don't have to include the name, just the ancestry status counts by zip code. That'll do for the boundary-drawers, won't it? And nobody's privacy is violated. Just their voting value, sigh.

16 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:35 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (Dear Leader: you have two ears and one mouth. Start using them in proportion.)
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To: mbarker12474

BTTT.


17 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:39 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: ncpatriot

I am sure it has to do with housing...

What races lives in your neighborhood and who owns and who rents....


18 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:44 PM PST by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

“The census form does not ask about immigration status, and the information is confidential.”

Adding that to ....

THUG-O-CRAT hit list
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2464640/posts


19 posted on 03/08/2010 1:24:30 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (ONLINE TAX REVOLT 150,000 AND GROWING. http://www.onlinetaxrevolt.com)
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To: TaraP

I urge Americans to throw the census forms away and run off any census taker that arrives at the door.

The Constitution says ‘enumerate’ to count... there is no authorization to take any other information.

There will be a ‘long form’ for (I believe - every 5th. person).

There will a census taker on your front porch if you don’t comply (and maybe even if you do) and he/she will have a GPS device.

I haven’t filled out a census form since 1980. And then I marked out all identifying information and returned a ‘count’ of people by age and gender. I have not filed a census form since 1980 and will not ever again.

If a census taker arrives on my property they will be ordered to leave. If they attempt to use the GPS device I will take it from them and destroy it.

I they don’t leave I will call 911 and have them removed as is my right.

Counting is not name taking, income listing, etc. it is Counting - enumerating.


20 posted on 03/08/2010 1:25:13 PM PST by ICCtheWay
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To: a fool in paradise

“THIS is the reason to boycott it, if any. OVERCOUNTING the citizenry is a violation of the intent of the census. “

Giving congressional representation to 20 plus million illegal aliens was certainly never the intent, either.


21 posted on 03/08/2010 1:25:31 PM PST by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: TaraP

Hey, did the 0bama Administration succeed in folding the Census into some other Cabinet-level position, such that 0bama’s guys had direct control over it? I remember reading about this game 0bama was trying to play with it.


22 posted on 03/08/2010 1:25:44 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: TaraP
Judging from my experience so far with the census, resistance isn't needed.....they'll screw it up all on their own.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2466287/posts?page=9#9

23 posted on 03/08/2010 1:26:06 PM PST by Roccus (Hawaii Hall of Records safe from tsunami......Obama saddened.)
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To: TaraP

I thought the fines were jacked up to $5000 this year for the census from the $100 fines from 2000.


24 posted on 03/08/2010 1:26:22 PM PST by FateAmenableToChange
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To: DManA

I got the same stupid letter today in the mail.
Was that a ‘stimulus throw’ to the USPS?


25 posted on 03/08/2010 1:27:28 PM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: TaraP

It is used for gerrymandering our districts.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 1:28:34 PM PST by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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To: AuntB

Exactly. And in 2000, the Clinton Administration wanted to “estimate” (and include) the “uncounted”.

It isn’t about fearing ALL government (anti-government). It is about preserving the Constitution and the intent of that document.


27 posted on 03/08/2010 1:29:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: ICCtheWay

I agree....

Why do they want names? any anyway’s if they have the names of the people on the census, they can look up those people and run a property (Title Search)

The whole thing sounds fishy!


28 posted on 03/08/2010 1:29:22 PM PST by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP
Census records are invaluable for the genealogist. Here's how to do it:


29 posted on 03/08/2010 1:29:37 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: ncpatriot

As for myself, I was born in America so that makes me a Native American..


30 posted on 03/08/2010 1:30:16 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: TaraP

Answer in my house is 2, 1 male 1 female.


31 posted on 03/08/2010 1:30:34 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: ConservativeMind

They were working with ACORN at one point.

And there have been connections to liberal religious groups to encourage illegal immigrants to submit the paperwork as well, immigration will not be contacted and cannot see the information for something like 72 years.

Why not just ask who’s here legally/illegally then?

Barack has said it is 10 million. Standard estimate is 20million and some say 30-40million.


32 posted on 03/08/2010 1:31:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: sheik yerbouty

Right.


33 posted on 03/08/2010 1:31:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: TaraP

Excuse me, but the census is bullchip.

Yeah, I know the reasons: to keep our congresspeople and to receive money from the feds. Well, my congressman should be retired...he’s a virtual do-nothing, yes man for the socialists. And most congressmen/women do very little for the pay they get. They’re always on vacation and when they do get together, it’s to impose taxes or otherwise adversely affect the constituents who elected them.

And as for that money from the feds: Well, in my neck of the woods, every time any federal money is sent here, it is squandered. Education? Highways? You gotta be kidding. I bet most of the money winds up in some politicians’ pockets.

I don’t care how short they make the census, it still asks more questions than anyone, particularly the federal government, should know. Sorry...I like my privacy. The answers to the quesitons are none of the government’s business.

So...census bureau, you want me — come and get me.


34 posted on 03/08/2010 1:31:49 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: TaraP

I just received a letter from the Commerce Dept, telling me to make sure I fill out (completely) and return my census form as it determines how Big Brother’s goodies will be divvied up!! Not one damned WORD about the actual Constitutional reason for the census—the apportionment of seats. I guess that’s just typical. Must NOT confuse the little people with facts!!!


35 posted on 03/08/2010 1:33:00 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: TaraP

federal funds

You mean Taxpayers funds.


36 posted on 03/08/2010 1:33:19 PM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: libertarian27

Letter Day One “Don’t get angry”
Letter Day Two “Don’t you rail”
Letter Day Three “Fill out your census”
Letter Day four “Or you’ll go to jail”
Letter Day five “US CENSUS”


37 posted on 03/08/2010 1:33:25 PM PST by DManA
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To: ncpatriot
why do they ask about our race? ...anyone know

Not enough minority's own houses

38 posted on 03/08/2010 1:35:04 PM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: ZULU

Daniel Nasaw is a reporter for Guardian America, based in the paper's Washington DC bureau. Before joining Guardian America in October 2007 he was an political reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock

39 posted on 03/08/2010 1:35:05 PM PST by kcvl
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To: TaraP
The envelope says “Response” is required by law -—

Note it does NOT say “all questions must be answered” =

That is because they DON'T -

All that is required is:
Name/age of people in household
occupation (not PLACE of work)
race (I put ‘human”

That is ALL that is required by law.

I chased the pseudo census taker from last spring off my property.

If/when a census taker shows up this year, they will NOT cross my threshold. I will treat them kindly - they aren't from the illegal ‘bama brigade of last year - but they will get only the above information. Indeed, I think I will have the info on a file card and hand it to them with a “Have a good day, now.”

40 posted on 03/08/2010 1:36:19 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: DManA

Burma-Shave...


41 posted on 03/08/2010 1:36:59 PM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: All

bump


42 posted on 03/08/2010 1:37:05 PM PST by Maverick68 (w)
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To: TaraP
"This years census will ask 10 questions

In 2000 those who got the long form had to answer 53 questions.

2000 Census

43 posted on 03/08/2010 1:37:13 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: TaraP

You aren’t boycotting the census if you’re answering the only question they have a right to ask. I just got a notice that I’ll be getting the census form in about a week. I’ll answer what they need to know, nothing about my income or anything like that.


44 posted on 03/08/2010 1:37:31 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: TaraP
This year’s census will ask 10 questions

and what has happened to the long forms?

I guess people that are getting them are mistaken about all those pages of inane questions?

45 posted on 03/08/2010 1:38:21 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

I got notice today, too.


46 posted on 03/08/2010 1:38:33 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: bikerman

Exactly....

Why should they care if you own your house or rent?


47 posted on 03/08/2010 1:38:38 PM PST by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

The Census Is Getting Personal

(over 1.1 million views... pass it on!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsDhkPym01k&feature=fvw


48 posted on 03/08/2010 1:38:58 PM PST by Painesright
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To: DManA

Because there are sooooo many people who speak Russian.:)


49 posted on 03/08/2010 1:39:42 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: Old Texan

I think my race will be black/chinese this time


50 posted on 03/08/2010 1:40:04 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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