Check out my latest piece over at Big Government, Census Stalkers:
And so census goons are now prying into my private life. Welcome to Oganda – America dominated by Obama Propaganda.
I suspect there is more in the offing. I am not a member of the Libertarian party, nor do I back their positions on drugs, foreign policy and the like, but I agree with the statement of their chairman, William Redpath, that “the federal government’s current census procedures are unconstitutional, unnecessary, and too expensive.” Redpath pointed out that “the census is constitutionally limited to collecting only one piece of information about each residence: the number of persons living in it.”
Redpath made a vital recommendation: “We urge Congress to change the census laws to comply with this constitutional limitation.” I certainly agree with that. And he added:
The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to provide for a census in order to apportion Representatives correctly. The Constitution does not empower Congress to use a census for any other purpose. There is no need for Congress to collect additional information such as names, races, ages, sexes, or home ownership status. Unfortunately, the federal government wants to use the additional information to fine-tune its control over the lives and money of the American people.
Meanwhile, American citizens are not taking this lying down. One reader of my blog, AtlasShrugs.com, was selected (that is, compelled) to complete the insidiously intrusive “American Community Survey.” After not answering some of the question, this reader received a call from the Census Bureau, and explains: “Fact is that the Bureau didn’t like the fact that I would not reveal racial issues, health issues, health insurance, the plumbing in my home, details of employment, what transportation I use, marital history, taxes I pay, my phone service, education and many other prying questions found in this packet.”
Another reader sent me a copy of the Census form that he sent back. He answered all the questions that he is actually required by law to answer; over the rest, he wrote: “Go pound sand.”
That’s the free American spirit, the spirit of the Boston Tea Party, of those who protested against the Stamp Act.
American must protest the partisan appropriation and intrusive data-gathering of Census 2010. Obama is once again overstepping his Constitutional bounds. Free citizens must call him on it.
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