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They are trying to collect personal information for the loons in Washington which they do not need to know......for instance.....MY NAME.
This was my response to Mr Census taker ;
To Whom it May Concern,
Pursuant to Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution, the only information you are empowered to request is the total number of occupants at this address. My "name, sex, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, telephone number, relationship and housing tenure" have absolutely nothing to do with apportioning direct taxes or determining the number of representatives in the House of Representatives. Therefore, neither Congress nor the Census Bureau have the constitutional authority to make that information request a component of the enumeration outlined in Article I, Section 2, Clause 3. In addition, I cannot be subject to a fine for basing my conduct on the Constitution because that document trumps laws passed by Congress.
Interstate Commerce Commission v. Brimson, 154 U.S. 447, 479 (May 26, 1894)
"Neither branch of the legislative department [House of Representatives or Senate], still less any merely administrative body [such as the Census Bureau], established by congress, possesses, or can be invested with, a general power of making inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen. Kilbourn v. Thompson, 103 U.S. 168, 190. We said in Boyd v. U.S., 116 U. S. 616, 630, 6 Sup. Ct. 524,―and it cannot be too often repeated,―that the principles that embody the essence of constitutional liberty and security forbid all invasions on the part of government and it's employees of the sanctity of a man's home and the privacies of his life. As said by Mr. Justice Field in Re Pacific Ry. Commission, 32 Fed. 241, 250, 'of all the rights of the citizen, few are of greater importance or more essential to his peace and happiness than the right of personal security, and that involves, not merely protection of his person from assault, but exemption of his private affairs, books, and papers from inspection and scrutiny of others. Without the enjoyment of this right, all others would lose half their value.'"
Note: This United States Supreme Court case has never been overturned.
A Citizen of the United States of America
I had a Census collector come knocking yesterday. The wife hide and I answered the door. I told her before we start ,do you know what I'm obligated to give you according to the constitution ? She said no. I then produced my copy of the constitution and bill of rights. I read to her about enumeration and she asked why did they need all the rest of the info if all we are required to give is the number of people who reside there? I asked her if she knew who had the contract for the census? no. IBM does. I asked her if she knew who did the census for Hitler? no.IBM did. Then I asked her if she has ever heard of Verichip ? yes. Do you know who owns Verichip ? IBM I understand that the people that are doing the door to door for the census are just trying to survive. So I figure I'd enlighten and educate them, since we are footing the bill. She thanks me for informing her and wrote down 2 and went on her way. She said all she was going to ask anyone after my house was the enumeration acording to the constitution.
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