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The 2010 Census: Beware the State’s Assault on Privacy!

• Lew Rockwell
Don’t be fooled by their claim that they are just doing their constitutional duty, as nothing could be further from the truth.
I have gone over this several times before, but the reasons for and the constitutionality of the census count is worth review. I will preface my remarks by saying that I don’t think much of the constitution in the first place, because I consider it too weak and too broad in nature, but since that document outlines the rules and reasons for the census, it is necessary to refer to it here. Article 1, section 2 states:
(Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.) (The previous sentence in parentheses was modified by the 14th Amendment, section 2.) 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. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five and Georgia three.
 

4 Comments in Response to

Comment by Lola Flores
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 Well, there's one way to fix that pesky little problem:  give 'em false information.  The whackier and the juicier, the better.

Comment by Anonymous
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 Talking is not doing.  Doing is doing.  Care is an action verb.  If you care, you stop talking and act.

Comment by Nick Barnett
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I didn't see anyone bitching. I read the article, the guy WAS doing something. Informing us of his opinion on the census and his proposed solution.

I just got my "long form" today...

Comment by Anonymous
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 Bitch bitch bitch.

Rather than bitch, DO something about it!

The census is hiring RIGHT NOW.  It's your opportunity (if you need a job) to get on the inside, learn their internal processes and loopholes, and GET PAID TO BE A POOR PERFORMING CENSUS TAKER!

Protect liberty, become a "poor performer" census taker, missing data, not collecting everything you should, etc etc all while getting PAID to do it!

Not only that, but since you will be TRAINED on their processes, you can educate your pro liberty friends on how to not have to release all the data they are requesting AND GET PAID WHILE YOU DO IT!

Stop bitching today go do something about it and get paid while you do.

 


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