Census in 2012? What's that all about?
The Constitution tells us to cooperate with the Census Bureau. The reference in our Constitution to the Census appears in Article 1, Section 2.
The actual Enumeration (the Census) 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. (sic)
According to the Constitution, the purpose of the Census is to
apportion electoral votes and congressional seats, which is no more than
one for every 30,000. Twenty-two Censuses have taken place since
then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson took the first Census on
August 2, 1790. Today The Bureau of the Census handles this task under Title 13 U.S.C. § 11. Congress has expanded its reach to include surveys and statistical models, like the American Community Survey.
But the Constitution does not provide for the American Community
Survey, although Congress did pass that afterward. Since it is in direct
conflict with the Constitutional requirement, shouldn’t it have needed a
Constitutional Amendment? I challenge you to review all 27 Amendments
of the Constitution and tell me where anything remotely resembling an
Amendment about the census exists.
And here is the problem. If you go to the site for the American Community Survey, they say right there and they're going to mail it out this month, if they haven't already.
What say you? Have they the right to do this? Will you participate?
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