Starting soon, the federal government will either come to your door, or mail a questionnaire, demanding to know much more than what the Constitution specifies in the way of data for the Census. According to some in the resistance, the government can only ask how many people live in your house, nothing more.
What does the Constitution say about government gathering your personal information?
Here is the actual 10-question form that asks for more than what the Constitution specifies. Apparently Jerry Day’s experience indicates when a Census Worker comes to your door, they ask more detailed questions about income and expenses.
WHY IS THE CENSUS SO IMPORTANT AND WHY DOES PRESIDENT OBAMA WANT CONTROL OF THE CENSUS? One of the President’s first actions last year was moving the Census from the Commerce Department to the White House, a highly controversial move that set off alarms and posed serious questions about the concentration of power in the Executive Branch of government.
Additionally, you may recall last year Rep. Bachmann from Minnesota saying she’ll refuse to complete the Census form because it goes beyond what the Constitution allows. Bachmann attempted to draw a connection between the activism engaged by ACORN and data collected by the Census. Since then, ACORN has been disconnected from census work entirely, and apparently, the information demanded by the Census has been reduced.
Even so, if anyone 18 year of age or older refuses to comply, they face a fine of $5,000.00.
“The testing of the system is continuing to reveal critical defects,” Zinser testified yesterday, warning that possible solutions must be tested and implemented in a hurry if the bureau doesn’t want to spend more than the projected $14.7 billion total cost of the census.
Census Director Robert Groves acknowledged as much, saying that “The performance of this system is not taking the load we’d like. It’s not going to accept the load that we will need to get it in about a month or so.” The census forms will be mailed to each household in the U.S. beginning next month.