Thursday, August 20, 2009
I know that Rep. Michele Bachmann has created a few waves by stating that she would not return her census information and by questioning what was in the data to be collected. In light of the “firstname.lastname@example.org” website that was set up for us to rat out our “fishy” friends, the ACORN and SEIU bullying we’ve seen at town hall meetings, and the millions of unsolicited emails sent out from David Axelrod, I think this issue deserves a little bit of investigation. Others, like Rep. Ron Paul and Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, agree.
I also know that Article I of the Constitution allows the government to conduct a count of the American people once every ten years to determine voting districts. The census is simply supposed to count heads.
What I don’t understand, however, is why this administration is assuming the power to continuously spy on us or probe into the intimate details of our lives. The Obama machine has slipped in a new, invasive form called "The American Community Survey." Up to 1 million households a year will receive this 24-page-long meddling, intrusive and insidious document (http://tinyurl.com/krzzxx) that REQUIRES you to tell “Big Brother” private details of your life such as: phone number, what time you leave your house for work, your health status, income and sources, etc. It asks for almost everything except your BMI and your citizenship.
How this information could be used, once the fodder of science fiction writers, is now a very real threat to our liberties.
You can be fined for not returning census information, although that has rarely if ever happened. But, I doubt that you can get away with a refusal like Representative Bachmann since ACORN will be knocking (kicking?) on your door. Yes, you heard me, ACORN!
With both a history of voter fraud and association with Obama’s “community organizing”, ACORN is participating in next year's count. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now claims to be a non-partisan grassroots community organization of low and moderate income people, but it came under fire in 2007 when Washington State filed felony charges against employees and supervisors for more than 1,700 fraudulent voter registrations. In March 2008, an ACORN worker in Pennsylvania was sentenced for making 29 phony voter registration forms. The group's activities were frequently questioned in the 2008 presidential election. Obama has been called, “ACORN’s Senator.”
If you refuse to send in your survey for your house, ACORN will come knocking. If you refuse to answer your door, they will ask neighbors. In the same way that this administration tried to get people to “turn in neighbors” who were questioning ObamaCare, they will try to extort any information that they want in any way that they wish.
We stopped the flagging. We caught on to the fishy. We need to stop this.
Take your head count, and then go away.