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Just a quick reminder – for any of you who haven’t seen that stupid-assed Ed Begley commercial – the census begins next month. According to Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution:
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…
They are NOT allowed to ask you any other question(s) other than – How Many People Live Here? They don’t need to know your name, your age, your sex, your race, your income, etc etc. The ONLY purpose of the Census according to the U.S. Constitution is for the apportionment of Congress. All this other crap they use in order to grow the size of the government is entirely unconstitutional and not allowed.
Educate your neighbors as well. I was a census taker in 2000 before I really understood the Constitution and our Founding Fathers. If you only fill out the section that is required by law and the constitution – they send out Census takers to your house. If you aren’t home, the instructions are for you to knock on the neighbor’s doors and ask the neighbors if they can fill in the blanks you didn’t. Tell your neighbors not to offer up any information to the census takers – they aren’t obligated to answer any questions on your behalf.
If it’s not bad enough they are spending over $15 Billion of our tax dollars to do this – an audit has found there has already been a waste and abuse of HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of our tax dollars – well before the census even actually begins. Gotta love our big government – can’t get anything right at all – and we really think they’ll be able to accurately count all 300+ million people in this country without wasting more of our money?
They are trying to make the claim that the patriotic thing to do is to completely fill out the census – when – the reality is – the actual and true patriotic thing to do is follow the constitution and ONLY provide them the total number of people living in your household – and nothing else.
Hi Everyone – I apologize for this late edition. I lost Internet connectivity while in Dallas last Friday, did not get time to sign on while travelling on Saturday – and I still have no Internet connection at home – still under construction there. But – I’m taking a few mins out of the day here while I can to at least get these posted up. Again, so sorry for not being able to comment on all of the posts. I am hoping to be back up to speed here by next week (assuming the contractors are done by then).
In the meantime – my posting will be a bit sparse and sporadic.
Ray K presents LEGOLAND California Creates President Elect Obama?s Inauguration Scene posted at JustSaver.com, saying, “This will most likely be old when you see it, but it’s still interesting and cool at the same time. It’s Obama’s inauguration in LEGOs at LEGOLAND California.”
Nayano Taylor-Neumann presents Is your people smuggler my hero? « A possie in Aussie posted at A possie in Aussie, saying, “Immigration, refugees and race relations in Australia and the world”
Gratitude presents Jan 21, President Barack Obama, a role model for the new generation posted at Gratitude’s Personal Development Blog, saying, “No doubt it was a historic moment when Barack Obama took the oath of presidency…It is hard to believe that less then two years ago a majority of us did not even know who he is and now he is the….”
David Lamb presents U.S. v. Barack Obama: The slippery slopes of the Constitution posted at Killer Buffalo, saying, “Obama’s popularity and the Democratic control of Congress, combined with America’s desperate economic situation, are likely to create a plethora of interventionist acts whose constitutionality will be questioned by the still conservative Supreme Court.”
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How many of you out there were aware of that? Today is a day when we should reflect on the U.S. Constitution and what it means to each of us and the FREEDOM that it provides. You know there are some nutjobs on the left that will take the opportunity to try to say that The Bush Administration has stripped our constitutional rights away from us – and there will be those nutjobs that continue to push the ‘ol “Separation of Church and State” thing that is found nowhere in the constitution.
But – I have provided here for all a copy of the constitution as well as a link to the Cornell Law School (I find they have the best laid out details). So – with this election cycle coming up – let’s look at our constitution again and decide – of the two – who do you think will actually put Judges in office that will read and uphold the constitution as it is written rather than compare it to world opinion!