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Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Census Guy GPS-Marked My Front Door
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:36 pm 
 
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Greetings:

A little while back, a guy working for the government came to my front door, but didn't knock. I called to him as he was walking away and asked what he was doing. He responded that his job was to prepare for the 2010 census by getting a GPS marker on every front door in the United States.

Yikes! :smt103

Hmmmm, now what are GPS markers used for by the government... that is, when laser painting is not an option.

The actual census taking will not begin until 2010. The U.S. Constitution states thus:

"Representation and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers ... . The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct."

-- Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States


So, its purpose is to count heads so that representatives may be apportioned in a manner proportional to the population of each state. Every state receives two seats in the House of Representatives, and the remaining 335 (435-100) get assigned accordingly. The Constitution makes no mention of needing to know how far you drive to work,
 
Here it the government's Fact Sheet on the Census: (10 Questions. 10 Minutes)
 
http://2010.census.gov/partners/pdf/factSheet_General.pdf 

The real issue is the American Community Survey (ACS) that accompanies it. That survey is very extensive. It asks in-depth questions pertaining to lifestyle, whether you have health insurance (gee, wonder why they want that?), whether are you a veteran of the armed forces (remember DHS targeting vets as watch targets), primary language spoken in the household, income (isn't that known by the IRS?), how far you drive to work (you might be an eco-criminal if it's too far), and lots of other info.
 
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
 
Are you required to respond to the ACS? You bet, even though there is no Constitutional mandate. There is a law on the books, however, even if it is unconstitutional.
 
"Do I have to answer the questions on the American Community Survey? Yes. Your response to this survey is required by law (Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141, 193, and 221). The same law protects the confidentiality of the information that you provide." 

This did not begin with the current Administration, but now many of the people who will be conducting the canvassing are working for extremely partisan groups like ACORN and the SEIU. They are on record for opposing the beliefs of half the country, so why are such biased people being paid by the government to collect personal, sensitive data that can easily be passed on to hostile entities?
 
I never did like the ACS, but now it has crossed into the realm of the nefarious. Given the demonstrated of politicians and bureaucrats to exploit anything against anyone for any reason, this really bothers me.
 
I'll be making a video of my encounter with the census take that comes to my door. I'll be asking him/her if he/she is affiliated with any group, of which I will have a list to refer to, or if he/she is independent contractor with the U.S. Census Bureau (part of the Department of Commerce).
 
How about you - what do you think of the census?

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Earl
 Post subject: Re: Census Guy GPS-Marked My Front Door
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:47 pm 
 
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Glad to see that the Census has dropped ACORN from the data collection.

Of course if we need to know the number of underaged girl prostitutes from Mexico, then ACORN is just the group to get 'er done. They evidently have a lot of experts on both coasts for that.

:smt076

I'm still going to videotape my encounter when the guy/gal comes to my door and I'll be asking if they work for any groups like ACORN. Then I'll post it on YouTube. Lots of people plan to do that.

:smt038


 
   
 
Paul Chriss
 Post subject: Re: Census Guy GPS-Marked My Front Door
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:49 pm 
 
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Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution reads in part thus:

"The actual Enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct."

Notice there is nothing in there about collecting information on age, gender, occupation, number of guns in the house, race, etc.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articlei.html


 
   
 
Jessica
 Post subject: Re: Census Guy GPS-Marked My Front Door
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:53 pm 
 
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All I'll be giving them is number of people living in the house. Let them try fining us and there will be a huge stink raised.

My opinion is that the politicians are out to show increased numbers in their districts to get more money and seats in the House of Representatives. They'll be having illegals counted even though they are not citizens, dead people counted, many people counted more than once, imaginary residences counted (like empy lots or condemned properties). They're all a bunch of liang creeps.

Bring it on. :smt076

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