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The Census: A Geraldo Rivera Tutorial

In Harvard Math on 31/03/2010 at 19:07

Unless you’ve been in GITMO you probably know that a census in progress. Strike that. Obama probably wants to count the terrorists, too.

Liberals and progressives – my, these people give them themselves such sweet names – expand government. In a nutshell that is what they are about – bigger government. Their goals have little to do with sheltering the homeless or seeing that everyone has affordable health care. Have a look at the congressional health insurance package if you don’t believe it.

Everything liberals do is about power.

The 2010 Census is like no other in our history, not necessarily for its intrusiveness (the form is actually shorter this year), but for its intended use. Of course the information, the government wants you to know, is (wink, wink) strictly confidential.

The originally mandated purpose for the census was to apportion the number of congressional representatives for each state and to assess taxes directly for each state. Which nowadays amounts to federal money allocated back to the states largely for government assistance. This, for the uneducated in government-speak, is so Latino groups can sue us for bilingual ballots.

There is no Constitutional requirement for citizens to respond to the census questionnaire, however congress has, as one might guess, passed a law requiring it. That law is printed somewhere in English and Spanish.

To accomplish this task the U.S. Census Bureau has hired bilingual community organizing groups like the former ACORN to collect the information. ACORN is no longer viable but there are plenty of other lefto organizations out there to take their place.

In the top left-hand column of the form there is a light blue box. The box includes several paragraphs of instruction and the first question: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? There. Wasn’t that easy? That question alone fulfills the mandate set forth in Article I, Section 2, clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

But, of course, there is more. The form requires by law that you divulge your ethnic origin, name, telephone number, and … well, you can get a rough idea at this website.

This year, for the first time in our history to my knowledge, the government will count Illegal residents of the United States in the national census. That means congressional seats will be apportioned strictly by population, not citizenry.

This is for Geraldo Rivera and other good friends to our Latino neighbors who think this is a good idea:

The way one determines how many non-resident aliens are within the confines of the United States is with a safe and sane immigration policy on our borders and ports of entry. Past administrations knew this, which is why, when the WOPs (those With Out Papers) arrived at Ellis Island, we, out of the goodness of our hearts, allowed them into the country. We knew whom we were letting into the country.

Here is the upside. Almost nobody thinks this census is a good idea this year. Liberals don’t like government intrusion because someone might discover that, while they are registered Democrat, their true allegiance is to the Muslim Brotherhood or the American Communist Party. These associations are not illegal but for some reason they don’t want anyone to know. Illegals don’t like it because, well, they are illegal. Conservatives hate it because, well, duh!

Anyway, if conservatives don’t respond to the census, not to worry, the government will simply count Hispanic heads to make up for it.

So should one fill out the form, that is, beyond the little blue box that asks how many are in your household? Aha! I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. Use your own judgment. But there are valid reasons to fill it out in spite of all the tomfoolery, so don’t trash it before you have weighed all the information.

I will, however, leave you with this:

When Barry Goldwater said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” he wasn’t suggesting that citizens take up arms and march on Washington; he was talking about this very thing. Peaceful civil protest against corrupt government.

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