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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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Obama, the One, parts the seas and brings harmony to human-kind.
This years 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.
Virulently conservative as contrasted with condign communist.
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.
I will only answer 2 questions....
How many in household. 2
Race. Native American
Nuff said. Over. Done
THIS is the reason to boycott it, if any. OVERCOUNTING the citizenry is a violation of the intent of the census.
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.
why do they ask about our race? ...anyone know?
Census form in the mail today
if we all refused to identify our race to the Federal Government it would no doubt blow apart like the Death Star...
Is there a certification course for this?
Can one be, say, a third degree virulent conservative?
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.
wAIT just a sec...
That ain’t a census form... it says I’ll get the form in a week.
They finding a new way to waste money?
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.
I am sure it has to do with housing...
What races lives in your neighborhood and who owns and who rents....
“The census form does not ask about immigration status, and the information is confidential.”
Adding that to ....
THUG-O-CRAT hit list
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.
“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.
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.
I thought the fines were jacked up to $5000 this year for the census from the $100 fines from 2000.
I got the same stupid letter today in the mail.
Was that a ‘stimulus throw’ to the USPS?
It is used for gerrymandering our districts.
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.
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!
As for myself, I was born in America so that makes me a Native American..
Answer in my house is 2, 1 male 1 female.
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.
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.
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!!!
You mean Taxpayers funds.
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”
Not enough minority's own houses
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
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.”
In 2000 those who got the long form had to answer 53 questions.
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.
and what has happened to the long forms?
I guess people that are getting them are mistaken about all those pages of inane questions?
I got notice today, too.
Why should they care if you own your house or rent?
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Because there are sooooo many people who speak Russian.:)
I think my race will be black/chinese this time