I filled out a Census form today - wrote the # of people in our home, sealed it and prepared to mail it - unfortunately, my wife has decided it's important to tell the imperial federal government all sorts of personal information not authorized by the Constitution. Am I being a paranoid wack job?, or does anyone else ...
Yes, you are a paranoid "wack" job. The government uses the census to apportion federal funds. They compile demographics because a whole crapload of useful programs require demographic information.
The government has been asking for detailed information since the mid-nineteenth century. And guess what? It's against the law for the census to share any detailed information with any other government agency. They tabulate the count and then the forms are locked away for 75 years.
Sheesh, a census is central to the storyline of the whole Christian mythology. I would think you'd be happy because it reminds you of baby Jesus.
Were you this upset about the Patriot Act?
Ah, but then he has to ruin his awesome rant by invoking Godwin.
Why does our government need to know the race and full given names of my children? I'm pretty sure Adolf Hitler compiled that kind of information.
Yes, Adolf Hitler. And King Herod. And pretty much every other government on Earth. And every American President serving during a year ending in 0. When people no longer get totally whacked out because our President is a black man, then maybe they can stop asking for race on the census form. That will be a good day.
Frankly, if all the paranoid, delusional nutjobs didn't submit their info, that'd be fine by me. Maybe we could completely drop them off all government assistance. I'll bet they'd fill out their forms then.