The Census Taker Cometh...

...and the census taker wants to taketh away all of your info.

I get it. I'm no Shakespeare. Humor me, okay? Or laugh at me...or pity me...or something. Just don't give the census taker all of your information. Or your first-born child. I hear they'll take either.

What info are you required to give a census taker? Let's go to the "Bible" (so to speak) of the US: the Constitution of the United States of America.

First, we'll go to Article 1, 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..."
Now, let's go to Section 2 of the 14th Amendment where they updated & amended Article 1, Section 2 to account for the prohibition of slavery:
"Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed..."
Perhaps you could help me. I'm having trouble finding where we have the Constitutional obligation to answer anything other than how many people reside at our household.

So...THAT is the one question that we will answer.


Anonymous said...

wait a minute, so not only do we get a paper in the mail, someone has to come and harass us at our door too? Oh heck no! I roam free around my house, if you catch my drift. Now I'm going to be properly clothe just in case they come knocking?

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

Who says you have to change your clothing habits for them? Perhaps you'll not get return visits if you answer as you normally are. If you get my drift. I'm just sayin'...